Sunday, June 16, 2019

Police seek assistance with a Stabbing investigation, Bloor Street East near Sherbourne Street, Update, More Photos Released


Police seek assistance with a Stabbing investigation, Bloor Street East near Sherbourne Street, Update, More Photos Released

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 12:25 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with a Stabbing investigation.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., officers responded to a call for a stabbing onBloor Street East near Sherbourne Street area.

See previous release.

This incident was an unprovoked attack. The victim suffered life-altering injuries.

More security camera images are released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Corey Crawford, 51 Division






Monday, June 10, 2019

Homicide #27/2019, 730 Yonge Street, James Andrew Smith, 54, Update, Man arrested and charged


Homicide #27/2019, 730 Yonge Street, James Andrew Smith, 54, Update, Man arrested and charged

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:53 PM
Homicide:  416-808-7400

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, at approximately 12:14 a.m., officers responded to a call for a medical complaint in the Yonge Street and Charles Street area.

Paramedics and police arrived on scene and located a man with life- threatening injuries. The man was then taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short while after, and was pronounced deceased.

Through investigation it was determined that the deceased had been standing by the main door of 730 Yonge Street, when he was attacked by a male suspect who fled the scene on foot. It is undetermined whether or not the suspect and the deceased were known to each other.

The deceased has been identified as James Andrew Smith, 54, of Toronto.

See previous release.

On Monday, June 10, 2019, Eric Bryant Ram, 24, of no fixed address was arrested and charged with:

1) Second-Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Monday, June 10, 2019, 2 p.m., room 501.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Acting Detective Sergeant Henri Marsman, Homicide


Sunday, June 09, 2019

Missing Woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area Engjellushe Lamaj, 59


Missing Woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area Engjellushe Lamaj, 59

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:41 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance locating a missing woman.

Engjellushe Lamaj, 59, was last seen on Friday, June 7, 2019, approximately 10:00 a.m., in the area of Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street. She is described as 5'6", with a thin build, fair complexion, brown eyes, blond/grey, shoulder-length hair and dentures. Her clothing description is unknown.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kimberly Kelly, 51 Division



Missing woman, Engjellushe Lamaj, 59


Man Wanted in an Aggravated Assault Investigation, Queen Street East and Sackville Street area, Photograph released


Man Wanted in an Aggravated Assault Investigation, Queen Street East and Sackville Street area, Photograph released

Sunday, June 9, 2019 - 1:41 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance identifying a man wanted in an Aggravated Assault investigation.

On Friday, June 7, 2019, officers began an investigation into a stabbing in the Queen Street East and Sackville Street area.

It is alleged that:

- a man and a woman became involved in a verbal argument

- the man stabbed the female and then fled the area

- the female was transported to the hospital with serious injuries

The suspect is described as male, 6’0” to 6’2”, 170 lbs., thin build, wearing a black baseball cap with a white logo, blue jeans, a dark coloured jacket, brown work boots, and carrying two backpacks.

He is considered armed, violent and dangerous. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

A surveillance image of the suspect has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division



Man Wanted in an Aggravated Assault Investigation, Queen Street East and Sackville Street area

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Homicide #27/2019, 730 Yonge Street, James Andrew Smith, 52


Homicide #27/2019, 730 Yonge Street, James Andrew Smith, 52

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 10:22 PM
52 Division:  4168087400

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, at approximately 12:14 a.m., officers responded to a call for a medical complaint in the Yonge Street and Charles Street area.

Paramedics and police arrived on scene and located a man with life threatening injuries. The man was then taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries a short while after, and was pronounced deceased.

Through investigation it was determined that the deceased had been standing by the main door of 730 Yonge Street, when he was attacked by a male suspect who fled the scene on foot. It is undetermined whether or not the suspect and the deceased were known to each other.

The deceased has been identified as James Andrew Smith, 52, of Toronto.

Investigators would like to speak with anyone who had contact with James Smith in the hours leading up to his death. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Acting Detective Sergeant Henri Marsman, Homicide



James Andrew Smith, 52, of Toronto, Victim of Homicide #27/2019

Homicide #26/2019 Jarvis Street and Queen Street East, Hassan Gutale Ali, 52


Homicide #26/2019 Jarvis Street and Queen Street East, Hassan Gutale Ali, 52

Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 2:05 PM
Homicide:  416-808-7400

On Thursday, June 6, 2019, at approximately 9:45 a.m., officers responded to a Suspicious Death call in the Jarvis Street and Queen Street East area.

Paramedics and officers arrived at an apartment in the area and located a man, unconscious and not breathing. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

On Friday, June 7, 2019, an autopsy was conducted and it has been determined that the man is a victim of a homicide.

The man has been identified as Hassan Gutale Ali, 52, of Toronto.

He is known to frequent the Jarvis Street and Queen Street East area.

Homicide investigators are appealing to anyone that may have information regarding his activities prior to Thursday, June 6, 2019, to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Tim Gallant, Homicide



Hassan Gutale Ali, 52, of Toronto, Victim of Homicide #26/2019

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Police seek assistance with a Stabbing investigation, Bloor Street East near Sherbourne Street


Police seek assistance with a Stabbing investigation, Bloor Street East near Sherbourne Street

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 1:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking assistance with a Stabbing investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., a man, 50, was walking on Bloor Street East approaching the corner of Sherbourne Street

- he was stabbed by an unknown man, who then fled the area eastbound on the south side of Bloor Street East

- the victim was transported to hospital and is in serious condition

The wanted man is described as approximately 25 years of age. He was wearing a red hoodie sweater with a Raptors logo, blue jeans, grey/white shoes, with glasses, and carrying a bag.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the stabbing, recorded video on their cell phone or dashboard car camera in the area, or anyone who may have any information regarding this stabbing, to contact police.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Corey Crawford, 51 Division




Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Missing man, Downtown Toronto, Safaa Al-Shimarry, 28


Missing man, Downtown Toronto, Safaa Al-Shimarry, 28

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 1:45 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance locating a missing man.

Safaa Al-Shimarry, 28, was last seen on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in the early morning hours, in the downtown area of Toronto.

He is described as 5’5", approximately 150 lbs., with a medium complexion. There are no clothing descriptions at this time.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Timothy Walther, 51 Division



Missing man, Safaa Al-Shimarry, 28

Sexual Assault Alert, Colborne Street and Scott Street area, Update, Curtis Plourde, 31, facing three charges


Sexual Assault Alert, Colborne Street and Scott Street area, Update, Curtis Plourde, 31, facing three charges

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 12:05 PM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the pubic for their assistance with this investigation.

A release was published on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, asking for public assistance locating a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at approximately 2 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was in the Colborne Street and Scott Street area

- she was approached by an unknown man

- he befriended her and they spent time in the area

- he then sexually assaulted her and fled the area

See previous release.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 3:03 p.m., Curtis Plourde, 31, of no fixed address, was arrested in Toronto and charged with:

1. two counts of Sexual Assault
2. Fail to Comply Probation

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 10 a.m., 501.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Autumn Withrow, Sex Crimes


Man charged in Disturbance investigation, Church Street and Wellesley Street


Man charged in Disturbance investigation, Church Street and Wellesley Street

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 1:25 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest made in a disturbance call.

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 5:50 p.m., officers responded to a call for a demonstration in theChurch Street and Wellesley Street East area.

It is alleged that:

- a man attended the intersection and began speaking using a megaphone

- some of his messages caused alarm in the community

- he was asked to stop by residents and business owners numerous times

- he attracted a large hostile crowd

David Lynn, 39, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Cause Disturbance

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 10 a.m., in room 501.

Investigators believe there were many people who recorded this incident. They would like to speak to anyone who recorded or heard him speaking.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Corey Crawford, 51 Division

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Sexual Assault Alert, Colborne Street and Scott Street area, Security camera images released


Sexual Assault Alert, Colborne Street and Scott Street area, Security camera images released

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 12:00 PM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service would like the assistance of the public locating a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at approximately 2 a.m., a 26-year-old woman was in the Colborne Street and Scott Street area

- she was approached by an unknown man

- he befriended her and they spent time in the area

- he then sexually assaulted her and fled the area

He is described as approximately 30, 5’8” – 5’9”, thin build, wearing blue jeans, dark hooded sweater, and tan coloured boots.

Security camera images have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Lindsay Neale, Sex Crimes



Sexual Assault suspect

Sexual Assault suspect

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Police seek assistance with a Residential Break and Enter Investigation, Huntley Street and Linden Street


Police seek assistance with a Residential Break and Enter Investigation, Huntley Street and Linden Street

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 7:25 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in a residential Break and Enter investigation.

On Sunday, May 26, 2019, police responded to a call for a Residential Break and Enter in theHuntley Street and Linden Street area.

It is reported that:

- on the same date, between the hours of 8:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m., while the residents were away, unknown person(s) entered and ransacked the home

- the suspect(s) stole several valuable items, which included: watches, jewelry and purses; in all exceeding a total value of $500,000

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Allistair Blair, 51 Division



Saturday, May 25, 2019

Break and Enter Investigation, King Street East and Jarvis Street area, Man Wanted


Break and Enter Investigation, King Street East and Jarvis Street area, Man Wanted

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 2:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance locating a man wanted in a Break and Enter investigation.

On Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Police responded to a break and enter call to a restaurant in the King Street East and Jarvis Street area.

It is alleged that:

- a man forcibly entered the restaurant through the main entrance, causing extensive damage to the door

- the man rummaged through property and fled the location

Nathan Otke, 33, of Toronto, is wanted on a warrant for:

1. Break and Enter with Intent

He is described as 6'2", 205 lbs., medium build, brown hair, brown beard with a moustache.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gherardt Williams, 51 Division



Nathan Otke, 33 Man Wanted in a Break and Enter Investigation

Break and Enter Investigation, Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East area, Woman Wanted


Break and Enter Investigation, Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East area, Woman Wanted

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 2:27 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating a woman wanted in a Break and Enter investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Friday, February 15, 2019, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a woman gained entry into a condominium building in the Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East area

- the woman ransacked through a few locations in the building causing damage and obtained a quantity of clothing

Daisy Warriner, 21, of Toronto, is wanted on a warrant for:

1. Break Enter and Commit
2. Mischief Under $5,000
3. Theft Under $5,000

She is described as 5’4, 120 lbs., medium build, brown eyes, with long black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gherardt Williams, 51 Division



Daisy Warriner, 21, Woman Wanted on a Break and Enter Investigation


Friday, May 24, 2019

Missing Boy, Jarvis Street and Carlton Street area, Mark Wei-Lasso, 15


Missing Boy, Jarvis Street and Carlton Street area, Mark Wei-Lasso, 15

Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:46 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance locating a missing boy.

Mark Wei-Lasso, 15, was last seen on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at approximately 10:00 p.m., in the College Street and Yonge Street area.

He is described as 6’, 181 lbs., medium build, brown eyes, and short wavy brown hair. He was last seen wearing a light grey hoodie with Raptors across the front, a navy blue Boston Red Sox baseball hat, dark prescription glass, camouflage track pants, with red and white Air Jordan shoes.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alexander Wallace, 51 Division



Missing Boy, Mark Wei-Lasso, 15


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Man and woman wanted in "pick pocket" thefts, Downtown restaurants


Man and woman wanted in "pick pocket" thefts, Downtown restaurants

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:05 AM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying a man and a woman wanted in "pick pocket" style thefts at restaurants in the downtown core.

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at approximately 6:50 p.m., a man and woman entered a restaurant in the Bremner Boulevard and York Street area.

It is alleged that:

- They walked toward the bar

- The man concealed his hand by placing his jacket over it

- He stole a wallet from an unsuspecting person

- They then exited the restaurant

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at approximately 7 p.m., a man and woman entered a restaurant in the Yonge Street and Dundas Street West area.

It is alleged that:

- They walked into the bar area

- The man concealed his hand beneath his jacket

- He stole a wallet from an unsuspecting person

- They then left the restaurant

The man is described as late 20s to early 30s, with a black beard.

The woman is described as mid 20s to early 30s, with long blonde hair.

Security camera video and an image have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Antranik Ghazarian, 52 Division



Man and woman wanted in "pick pocket' thefts

Torontonians surrender over 2,700 guns through Gun Buyback Program


Torontonians surrender over 2,700 guns through Gun Buyback Program

Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 7:00 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

The Toronto Police Service received more than 2,700 unwanted guns from Toronto residents from April 26 to May 17, 2019.

Over the three-week Gun Buyback Program, police collected over 1,900 long guns and over 800 handguns for destruction. It is the largest number of firearms collected through a gun buyback program in Toronto.

Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory noted the three-week program is one of the many measures that can contribute to community safety in Toronto.

"We are pleased with the participation of Torontonians taking steps to safely dispose of unwanted guns in their homes. These guns can present a potential danger if they fall into the wrong hands," said Chief Mark Saunders said. "Removing access to these guns, many of which are not securely stored, contributes to community safety.”

"Gun violence remains a serious concern for both the community and law enforcement. We know ending gun violence will take a variety of measures – there is no one magic answer," said Mayor John Tory. "Every gun surrendered is one less gun in our community and one less gun potentially available to people who want to cause problems in our city."

In July 2018, Toronto City Council adopted the Immediate Steps to Address Gun Violence report, which included a Council decision to establish a gun buyback program. The City of Toronto funded the program with unanimous approval from City Council.

Under the Gun Buyback Program, Toronto residents were able to request police pick up a registered or unregistered gun from their home for destruction for compensation amounting to $200 for long guns and $350 for handguns. Residents who turned over guns to police for destruction would not face charges for possessing or unsafely storing a firearm.

Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications


Friday, May 17, 2019

Arrest made in shooting investigation, Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Road area


Arrest made in shooting investigation, Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Road area

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 1:45 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest made in a recent shooting investigation.

On Friday, May 10, 2019, at 10:06 p.m., officers responded to a shooting in the Bloor Street East and Castle Frank Road area.

It is alleged that:

- A 34-year-old man stopped his car at a traffic light

- A white hatchback vehicle pulled up along side the first vehicle

- A person in the white hatchback vehicle shot multiple rounds into the other car hitting the 34-year-old man

- the 34-year-old man fled the scene in his car fearing for his life

- He became unconscious as he fled and crashed his vehicle into a nearby building

- The suspect(s) fled the area

Toronto Police Investigators, with assistance from the community, executed a search warrant in a home in East York. The following items were seized:

- A 9 mm firearm and the magazine

- A white hatchback vehicle

Maliq Crush, 26, of Toronto, was arrested. He appeared at College Park courts on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and is charged with:

1. Attempted Murder
2. Discharge Firearm with Intent
3. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
7. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
8. Tamper with Serial Number

Investigators believe there was a second suspect in the white hatchback vehicle. This suspect remains outstanding.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Ryan Kotzer, 51 Division


Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Missing Man, Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, Brendon McIntyre, 29


Missing Man, Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, Brendon McIntyre, 29

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:51 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service request the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Brendon McIntyre 29, was last seen on Monday, May 13, 2019, at 7:30 a.m., in the Yonge Street and Shuter Street area.

He is described as 6', 175 lbs., slim build, with medium-length brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black winter coat with a hood, blue jeans, with orange and black running shoes.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Corey Crawford, 51 Division



Missing Man, Brendon McIntyre, 29

Monday, May 13, 2019

Missing Man, Carlton Street and Parliament Street area, Robert Bresnan, 27


Missing Man, Carlton Street and Parliament Street area, Robert Bresnan, 27

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 11:44 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Robert Bresnan, 27, was last seen on Monday, May 13, 2019, at approximately 7 a.m., in theCarlton Street and Parliament Street area.

He is described as 6'2", 230 lbs., athletic build, with short brown hair. There are no clothing description at this time.

Police are concerned for his safety and well-being.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Andrew Nanton, 51 Division



Missing Man, Robert Bresnan, 27

Missing Man, Church Street and Wellesley Street East area, Donald Murdoch, 27


Missing Man, Church Street and Wellesley Street East area, Donald Murdoch, 27

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 8:44 PM
55 Division:  416-808-5500

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a missing man.

Donald Murdoch, 27, was last heard from on Monday, May 13, 2019, at approximately 3:15 p.m., and is believed to be in the Church Street and Wellesley Street East area.

He is described as 6', thin build, with sandy blonde hair, blue eyes, and a tattoo of two dots on one of his cheeks. There are no clothing description at this time.

Police are concerned for his well-being and safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable James Ing, 55 Division



Missing Man, Donald Murdoch, 27

Friday, April 26, 2019

Gun Buyback Program, April 26 to May 17, 2019, Toronto residents compensated for ridding homes of guns


Gun Buyback Program, April 26 to May 17, 2019, Toronto residents compensated for ridding homes of guns

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 10:45 AM
Office of the Chief:  416-808-8000

The Toronto Police Service is buying back unwanted guns from Toronto residents from April 26 to May 17, 2019.

The buyback program helps Torontonians keep their city safe by having police pick up unwanted guns that have been inherited or are no longer used and often stored unsafely.

In July 2018, Toronto City Council adopted the Immediate Steps to Address Gun Violence report, which included a Council decision to establish a gun buyback program. The City of Toronto is funding this program.

Any Toronto resident who wishes to have police pick up a registered or unregistered gun from their home for destruction will be compensated with $200 for a long gun and $350 for a handgun. Residents who turn over guns to police for destruction will not face a charge for possessing or unsafely storing a firearm.

Residents should not bring guns to a police station or City facility.

To participate, call the Toronto Police Service non-emergency line at 416-808-2222 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and an officer will visit your home to pick up the gun.

For more information, visit tps.on.ca/buyback.

Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory launched the three-week program at Toronto Police Service Headquarters on April 26, 2019.

"This is a great opportunity for Torontonians to get rid of unwanted guns from their homes that present a potential danger if they fall into the wrong hands,"
Chief Mark Saunders said. "These guns can be stolen in a break and enter and sold on the streets."

"Gun violence remains a serious concern for both the community and law enforcement. We know ending gun violence will take a variety of measures – there is no one magic answer," said Mayor John Tory. "Every gun surrendered is one less gun in our community. One less gun potentially available to people who want to cause mayhem in our city."

Kevin Masterman, Corporate Communications, for Chief Mark Saunders



Friday, April 12, 2019

Missing woman, Dundas Street East and Ontario Street area, Melanie Stevens, 18


Missing woman, Dundas Street East and Ontario Street area, Melanie Stevens, 18

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance locating a missing woman.

Melanie Stevens, 18, was last seen on Monday, April 1, 2019, at 8 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and Ontario Street area.

She is described as approximately 5'3", with black shoulder length hair.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Johnny Krilis, 51 Division



Melanie Stevens, 18


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Missing woman located, Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area, Joan E. Bartlett, 68


Missing woman located, Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area, Joan E. Bartlett, 68

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:49 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance locating a missing woman.

Joan E. Bartlett, 68, was last seen on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 9 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and Jarvis Street area.

See previous release:  https://goo.gl/wT73eU

She was located on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 11:55 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications


Monday, March 18, 2019

Personal Injury Collision #19/2019, King Street East and Parliament Street


Personal Injury Collision #19/2019, King Street East and Parliament Street

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 5:25 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

On Sunday, March 17, 2019, at 6:32 a.m., police responded to a call for a Personal Injury Collision that occurred on King Street East, just west of Parliament Street.

It is reported that:

- a 23-year-old man was driving a Nissan, travelling eastbound King Street East approaching Parliament Street

- the driver of the vehicle lost control, mounting the south curb, striking a tree and then a concrete hydro pole

- as a result of the collision, the vehicle caught fire

- the driver sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital

Police are asking local residents, business, and drivers, who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident, to contact investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Sergeant Alex Crews, Traffic Services, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services