Wednesday, January 13

Toronto Police

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Toronto Police Issue Public Safety Alert to Those Who Sell Online Gaming Systems

Toronto Police issued a public safety alert for people connected to the city of Toronto who sell video game consoles online. A Toronto police spokesman said Global News that there have been numerous incidents near Yorkdale Mall in a short period of time involving the sale of a popular game console (probably the Xbox Series X / S and PlayStation 5). Toronto police declined to specify which console was involved in the incidents. Reports do not indicate that anyone was physically injured, but some of the robberies involved weapons and violence, according to the public safety alert. The spokesperson said Global News that the same suspects could be involved in the robberies, but notes that it is still an ongoing investigation.PUBLIC ...
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Toronto police will get 2,350 body cameras and 3,000 data management licenses – The Canadian News

The Toronto Police Services Board approved the purchase of 2,350 body cameras to equip city officers. The board made its decision this afternoon during a meeting in which it also considered multiple reports related to the police reforms. The addition of body cameras was proposed by the Toronto City Council in a series of changes to the police amid ongoing protests denouncing systemic racism. In recent months there have been widespread protests in Canada and the United States following the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis who died while a white police officer pressed one knee to his neck for nearly eight minutes. Protesters in Toronto also called for funds to be restored to local police, highlighting the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, a black woman who fell...
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Person sustains ‘very serious’ injuries in Lawrence Heights shooting – Toronto CityNews

One person was rushed to the hospital after being shot in Lawrence Heights. Police were called to receive reports of a man shot in the Amaranth Court and Flemington Road area shortly after 7 p.m. The officers found someone lying on the ground with very serious injuries. They were taken to the hospital through an emergency run. There were reports of a man fleeing through the backyards, but no further details have been released on the suspect. More to come
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Toronto police apologize for not notifying SIU of the beating of Dafonte Miller – The Canadian News

The Toronto Acting Police Chief apologizes for the force's decision not to call the province's police guard after an off-duty officer assaulted a young black man. James Ramer says police did not notify the Special Investigations Unit about the beating of Dafonte Miller because Const. Michael Theriault was out of service at the time of the incident. At his first press conference as acting chief, Ramer said the force made the wrong decision and apologized. Theriault was eventually convicted of assault in Miller's beating in 2016. Ramer says the police will change its policy to explicitly state that the SIU must be notified when on-duty or off-duty officers are involved in an incident leading to death, serious injury, or suspected sexual assault. He says that addressing systemi...
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2 people injured after bus, car collides on Allen Road – The Canadian News

Toronto police are investigating after a boy and a woman were injured in a collision between a bus and a car Sunday night. Police said they were called around 6:10 pm to the Allen Road and Kennard Avenue area to report a collision. Paramedics said they transported a seriously injured woman and child to the hospital. Initial reports said the front of the vehicle was under the bus, but police said the incident is still under investigation. Part of Allen Road was closed for a time to allow crews to clear the scene.
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Black trans woman released from police custody after protests – The Canadian News

Demonstrations emerged from protesters outside the Toronto 55th Police Division after a black trans woman arrested for assault was released from police custody after a bail hearing on Friday. The protests began Thursday night at the 14th Division after Moka Hawkins, 30, was charged with one count of assault, uttering threats that caused bodily harm and non-compliance with probation. Later it was transferred to 55 Division. In a statement, police say the charges stemmed from an incident Thursday at a residence in the College and Bathurst streets area. Police responded to an assault call at home around 1:35 pm. They say what started as a dispute in the home escalated and there was an "assault and threats between two individuals." Black Lives Matter and Not Another Black Life ...
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Van strikes multiple cars in Etobicoke, no serious injuries reported – The Canadian News

Multiple cars were damaged when a man driving a van struck them on Wednesday evening in Etobicoke. Police say a white panel van hit several cars in the Valhalla Inn Road and The East Mall area shortly after 7 p.m. and then fled the scene at a high speed. The van was then found abandoned and the driver ran away. The driver is described as a white male, between 35 to 40 years old with short brown hair and an olive complexion. He was last seen dressed in all black shorts, shoes and t-shirt. Const. David Hopkinson says multiple people were hurt but their injuries are considered minor. Roads are closed in the area for the investigation. More to come
Toronto cops nab suspects in two high-profile shootings
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Toronto cops nab suspects in two high-profile shootings

Article content continuedHe said Robertson has been wanted since June 2018 after two gunmen opened fire on a man at a townhouse complex on Alton Towers Circle — near McCowan Rd. and Steeles Ave. E. — in Scarborough, missed their target and wounded two young sisters, five and nine, innocently playing in a nearby playground.So the Toronto rapper — also known by his stage name Top Gunna — now also faces two counts each of attempted murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit murder, discharging firearm, and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.We apologize, but this video has failed to load.Two other suspects — Sheldon Eriya, 23, and Tarrick Rhoden, 25 — were previously arrested and charged in connection with the playground shooting.At the time of his arrest, Robert...
Two-year hunt for suspected playground shooter wraps up
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Two-year hunt for suspected playground shooter wraps up

Article content continuedBut the gunmen missed their target and instead hit the two girls in the nearby playground. The younger sister suffered a gunshot wound to her stomach while the older sibling was struck in her ankle.More On This TopicCops located a suspect vehicle soon after and arrested suspect Sheldon Eriya, now 23, in Pickering.A second suspect, Tarrick Rhoden, now 25, was arrested six weeks later by the OPP north of Peterborough.On Aug. 31, 2018, Clinton McDonald, then 26, believed to be the intended target of the shooting, was also arrested in Scarborough on gun and drug charges.Toronto rapper T’Quan Robertson, 25, aka Top Gunna, faces attempted murder and other charges for a 2018 shooting that injured two sisters, five and nine, at a townhouse complex playground on Alton To...
Suspected killer busted three years after deadly ambush
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Suspected killer busted three years after deadly ambush

Article contentIt took three more than years, but Toronto Police officers tracked down a second suspect in a deadly ambush that cost an innocent 24-year-old college student his life.Police revealed Wednesday that Alexander Fountain was among five suspects arrested a day earlier in a gun and drug bust in Whitchurch-Stouffville.The 29-year-old had been wanted since he was named as a suspect two months after Samatar Farah was gunned down at a Scarborough housing complex on April 15, 2017.At a news conference Wednesday, Insp. Joe Matthews, of the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force, said security camera footage captured two men as they arrived in the parking lot at 160 Chester Le Blvd. — near Victoria Park and Finch Aves. — and then “lay in wait” for the victim.Samatar Farah was gunned down ...
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Toronto police looking for elopee in Jane and Weston area – The Canadian News

Toronto police are asking for help in locating an elopee who was last seen on Monday. Police say Taha Ereken, 29, was last seen in the area of Jane Street and Emmett Avenue, just south of Weston Road at 9 a.m. on July 20. He is currently bound by a “warrant of committal” and was found not criminally responsible for charges of assault and forcible confinement in August of 2014. He is described as five foot six inches, medium building fair complexion with short black hair and brown eyes. If you do locate him, you are asked not to approach and call police immediately.