Thursday, February 20, 2020

Missing man, Tyrone Ross, 22, Wellesley Street East and Church Street area


Missing man, Tyrone Ross, 22, Wellesley Street East and Church Street area

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:45 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Tyrone Ross, 22, was last seen Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. in the Wellesley Street East and Church Street area.

He is described as 5’7”, and 140 lbs.

He was last seen wearing a blue jacket with a Toronto Maple Leaf logo on the front, and dark pants.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Thomas Comeau, 51 Division


Missing man, Tyrone Ross, 22

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Family Day On-Street Parking Enforcement


Family Day On-Street Parking Enforcement

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 10:09 AM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the Family Day public holiday on Monday, February 17, 2020:

- Pay-and-Display/Metered Areas
- Rush-Hour Routes
- Posted signs indicating Monday to Friday regulations

All other areas and parking offences will continue to be enforced.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-6600, 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 Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Operations Supervisor - Parking enforcement West


Friday, February 14, 2020

Man wanted in firearms investigation, Quorde Bowen, 20


Man wanted in firearms investigation, Quorde Bowen, 20

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:15 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted in a firearms investigation.

The man has been identified as Quorde Bowen, 20, of Toronto. He is wanted by officers for:

1) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
2) two counts of Possession of a loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
3) two counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm
4) two counts of Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
5) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Device or Ammunition
6) two counts of Unauthorized Storage of Prohibited Device
7) one count of Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered
8) one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00

He is described as 5’7", 120 lbs., brown hair, and brown eyes.

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

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 Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Rui Esteves, 51 Division



Quorde Bowen, 20

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Identity sought of man in Assault investigation on TTC bus, Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street


Identity sought of man in Assault investigation on TTC bus, Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 4:15 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying a man as part of an assault investigation.

Detectives have launched an investigation into an incident that occurred on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., in the Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

It is reported that:

- a 24-year-old woman was on board a TTC bus on route #75

- she was wearing a protective medical mask

- a man began insulting her for the use of the mask

- she took a picture of him

- he grabbed her in an attempt to get her camera

The man is described as in his 40s, average height, medium build, clean shaven. He was wearing metal framed glasses, a black hooded winter coat with fur on the hood, blue jeans, and a black toque.

Witnesses were nearby and the police are appealing for them to contact investigators at 51 Division.

A photograph of the man is released and attached. Anyone who recognizes him is urged to get in touch with investigators.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gherardt Williams, 51 Division



Investigators are trying to identify the man pictured as part of an assault investigation

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Missing man, Yonge Street and Bloor Street area, William Fleet, 64


Missing man, Yonge Street and Bloor Street area, William Fleet, 64

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 3:40 PM
13 Division:  416-808-1300

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

William Fleet, 64, was last seen on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., in the area of Yonge Street and Bloor Street.

He is described as 5’9”, 130 lbs., with short grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a dark navy blue jacket, light blue t-shirt, black pants, and grey shoes. He uses a walker.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1300, 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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Matthew Blacklaws 13 Division



Missing woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Michelle Slaa, 38


Missing woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Michelle Slaa, 38

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 9:16 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Michelle Slaa, 38, was last seen on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at approximately 8 a.m., in the Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

She is described as 5’8”, with a slight build and brown 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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Thomas Comeau, 51 Division



Missing woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Michelle Slaa, 38

Friday, February 07, 2020

Missing woman, Jarvis Street and Maitland Street area, Elizabeth Johnson, 40


Missing woman, Jarvis Street and Maitland Street area, Elizabeth Johnson, 40

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 6:32 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Elizabeth Johnson was last seen on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 3 p.m., in the Jarvis Street and Maitland Street area.

She is described as 5'2", 161 lbs., with shoulder-length bleached blonde hair, and green eyes.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Paul Shanly, 51 Division



Missing woman, Elizabeth Johnson, 40

Missing woman, Elizabeth Johnson, 40

Arrests made in Kidnapping and Firearms investigation, Two men and a woman charged


Arrests made in Kidnapping and Firearms investigation, Two men and a woman charged

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 6:05 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of arrests made in a kidnapping and firearms investigation.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Toronto Police received a call for service regarding a kidnapping.

It is alleged that:

- a man was kidnapped

- he was released by his captors, with serious injuries, at a marina in the Bronte Street and Lakeshore Road West area of Oakville

- he was treated for his injuries in hospital and released

It was determined this incident took place in the city of Toronto.

Members of 51 Division Major Crime Unit were able to identify the suspects and, with the assistance of the Emergency Task Force, Guns and Gangs Task Force, Community Response Units from 51 Division, 12 Division, and 53 Division, executed three search warrants around the city of Toronto.

Zamaan Yusuf, 23, Danna Millan, 22, and Patrick Celaj, 23, all from Toronto, were each charged with:

1. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. Kidnapping
3. Forcible Confinement
4. Aggravated Assault
5. Assault with a Weapon
6. Robbery with a Firearm
7. Use Firearm in the Commission of Indictable Offence
8. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
9. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
10. Careless Storage of a Firearm
11. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
12. Threaten Death
13. Point Firearm
14. Extortion
15. Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (crack cocaine)
16. Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl)

They appeared in court at Old City Hall on Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10 a.m., room 101.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Nuri, 51 Division


Friday, January 24, 2020

Missing woman, Downtown Toronto area, Jocelyn Tracy Keko, 33


Missing woman, Downtown Toronto area, Jocelyn Tracy Keko, 33

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 2:39 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Jocelyn Tracy Keko, 33, was last heard from on Monday, January 6, 2020.

She is described as 5’9", 200 lbs., with a dark complexion, curly black hair and brown eyes.

No photo is available at this time.

Police are concerned for her 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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Toshi Imai, 51 Division



Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Missing woman located, Union Subway Station, Dominique Robinson, 31


Missing woman located, Union Subway Station, Dominique Robinson, 31

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:13 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Dominique Robinson, 31, was last seen on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 3 p.m., at Union Subway Station.

See previous release.

She was located on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 9:30 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alexander Brown, 51 Division



Missing woman, Union Subway Station, Dominique Robinson, 31


Missing woman, Union Subway Station, Dominique Robinson, 31

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 6:08 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Dominique Robinson, 31, was last seen on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 3 p.m., at Union Subway Station.

She is described as 5'5", heavy set, dark complexion, black dread locks in a pony tail, brown scarf tied around her head, and brown eyes. She was wearing a puffy yellow winter jacket with fur around the hood, beige pants, brown ankle boots, and carrying a light pink purse.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alexander Brown, 51 Division



Missing woman, Dominique Robinson, 31

Two men wanted in a series of Break and Enters, Downtown core


Two men wanted in a series of Break and Enters, Downtown core

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 6:15 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying two men wanted in a series of Break and Enter investigations.

Between October 2019 and January 2020, officers have responded to a number of calls for Break and Enter in 51 Division.

It is reported that:

- two men approach convenience stores in a black SUV

- they smash the front windows with a blunt object

- a quantity of merchandise and money is stolen

- the men drive away in the black SUV

Investigators have released security camera images of the suspects.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Abdul Nuri, 51 Division







Saturday, January 04, 2020

Missing woman, Bleecker Street and Carlton Street area, Marsha Fernandes, 39


Missing woman, Bleecker Street and Carlton Street area, Marsha Fernandes, 39

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 10:21 PM
31 Division:  416-808-3100

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

Marsha Fernandes, 39, of Toronto, was last seen on Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., in the Wilson Avenue and Keele Street area.

She is described as 5'2", with a medium build, long black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black jacket with a fur-rimmed hood with a red top underneath. She was also wearing blue and black patterned pants, and black winter boots.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, 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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jessamy Castillo, 31 Division



Missing woman, Bleecker Street and Carlton Street area, Vida Tettey-Cofie, 79


Missing woman, Bleecker Street and Carlton Street area, Vida Tettey-Cofie, 79

Saturday, January 4, 2020 - 5:14 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Vida Tettey-Cofie, 79, was last seen on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at approximately 3 p.m., in the Bleecker Street and Carlton Street area.

She is described as 5', 201 lbs., with curly grey hair, brown eyes, and wears black rimmed glasses.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gherardt Williams, 51 Division

Missing woman Vida Tettey-Cofie, 79


Friday, January 03, 2020

Missing woman located, Richmond Street East and Parliament Street area, Mony Chin, 30


Missing woman located, Richmond Street East and Parliament Street area, Mony Chin, 30

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 2:08 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Mony Chin, 30, was last seen on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at approximately 3:50 a.m., in the Richmond Street East and Parliament Street area.

See previous release.

She was located on Friday, January 3, 2020.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Guy Kama, 51 Division


Thursday, January 02, 2020

Homicide #1/2020 Oak Street and River Street area, Ahmed Yakot, 21


Homicide #1/2020 Oak Street and River Street area, Ahmed Yakot, 21

Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 5:20 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at approximately 10:30pm., officers responded to a call to the sound of shots fired in the Oak Street and River Street area.

It is reported:

- two men – both 21– were shot at by suspects in a dark coloured sedan

- the car fled the scene

- on arrival, officers located two men with gunshot wounds and they were taken to hospital

- one of the men suffered life-threatening injuries, while the second man had serious but not critical injuries.

On Thursday, January 2, 2020, Ahmed Yakot, 21, of Toronto, died in hospital as a result of his injuries. His family has been informed.

His image has been released.

The investigation remains ongoing and officers are urging anyone who was in the area at the time, or has any information about the shooting, to immediately contact police.

In particular, anyone with CCTV or dash-cam footage, around the time of the incident, is also encouraged to contact detectives.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Henri Marsman, Homicide



Ahmed Yakot, 21, of Toronto died after being shot on Wednesday, January 1, 2020.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement, Wednesday, January 1, 2020


Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement, Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - 1:30 PM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during New Year’s Day on Wednesday January 1, 2020:

- Pay-and-Display/Metered Areas;
- Rush-Hour Routes;
- Posted signs indicating Monday to Friday regulations.

All other areas and parking offences will continue to be enforced.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Supervisor Brian Moniz, Parking Enforcement



Monday, December 30, 2019

Man arrested in gas station robbery investigation, Front Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Ryan Foster, 30


Man arrested in gas station robbery investigation, Front Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Ryan Foster, 30

Monday, December 30, 2019 - 4:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7350

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a man arrested as part of a violent gas station robbery investigation.

The robbery occurred in the area of Front Street East and Sherbourne Street.

It is alleged that:

- on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 4:08 a.m. a man entered a gas station kiosk disguised with a baseball hat and a hoodie pulled tight around his face

- the man brandished a knife and immediately jumped over the counter

- the man pointed the knife at the victim, demanded he open the cash register and ordered him to lay on the floor

- the man removed a quantity of money from the cash register

- the victim was compliant and remained on the floor

- after removing all the money, the man violently stomped on the victim’s head several times, rendering him unconscious

- he fled the store

- the victim was eventually located and transported to hospital suffering from a fractured eye socket, fractured skull, and cuts and bruising to his face.

See previous news release.

See previous news release.

On Sunday, December 29, 2019, investigators from the Hold Up Squad arrested Ryan Foster, 30, of Toronto.

He was charged with:

1. Two counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2. Two counts of Disguise with Intent
3. Two counts of Possession of a Weapon
4. Two counts of Aggravated Assault

He appeared in court on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m, at 60 Queen Street West Court, room 101.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold-Up Squad



Saturday, December 28, 2019

Missing woman, Richmond Street East and Parliament Street area, Mony Chin, 30


Missing woman, Richmond Street East and Parliament Street area, Mony Chin, 30


Saturday, December 28, 2019
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Mony Chin, 30, was last seen on Saturday, December 28, 2019, at approximately 3:50 a.m., in the Richmond Street East and Parliament Street area.

She is described as having a fair complexion, 5’1”, 100 lbs., slim build, shoulder-length dyed grey hair worn in a bun, and brown eyes. There are no clothing descriptions at this time.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Man wanted in violent robbery investigation, Front Street East and Sherbourne Street, Ryan Foster, 30


Man wanted in violent robbery investigation, Front Street East and Sherbourne Street, Ryan Foster, 30

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7350

The Toronto Police Service Hold Up Squad is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a man wanted in connection with a violent gas station robbery.

The robbery occurred in the area of Front Street East and Sherbourne Street.

It is alleged that:

- On Thursday, June 13, 2019, at approximately 4:08 a.m. a man entered a gas station kiosk disguised with a baseball hat and a hoodie pulled tight around his face

- The man brandished a knife and immediately jumped over the counter

- The man pointed the knife at the victim, demanded he open the cash register and ordered him to lay on the floor

- The man removed money from the till, putting it in his pockets

- The victim was compliant and remained on the floor

- After removing all the money, the man violently stomped on the victim’s head several times, rendering him unconscious

- He fled the store

- The victim was eventually located and transported to the hospital suffering from a fractured eye socket, fractured skull, and cuts and bruising to his face.

See previous news release.

Following investigation, the suspect has been identified as Ryan Foster, 30, of Toronto.

Images have been released.

He is described as between 5’8” and 5’10” and a muscular build. He has multiple tattoos on his body including stars on his left chest, ‘Foster Baby’ on his right hand, a Pisces sign on the right side of his neck and a cross on his right forearm.

He is considered dangerous. Anyone who sees Foster is asked not to approach him but to call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, 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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Lauren Pogue, Hold Up Squad



Ryan Foster is wanted as part of a violent robbery investigation
Ryan Foster is wanted as part of a violent robbery investigation

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted, Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East


Sexual Assault Alert, Man wanted, Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 9:55 PM
Sex Crimes:  416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying a man wanted in a Sexual Assault/Robbery Investigation.

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, at approximately 4:45 a.m., officers responded to a call for unknown trouble in the Sherbourne Street and Dundas Street East area.

It is reported that:

- a 22-year-old woman was in the area

- she was approached by a man who produced a knife attempting to rob her of money

- she was forced into an alley where he sexually assaulted her

He is described as black with a medium complexion, 25-30, 5’8”-5’11”, with a medium to muscular build. He has a wide face and was clean shaven. He was wearing black pants and a black jacket with a white hood.

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

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, 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 or Google Play.

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.

Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Autumn Withrow, Sex Crimes



Friday, December 20, 2019

Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto

News Release 

December 20, 2019

Extreme Cold Weather Alert terminated for Toronto

Based on information from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, has terminated the Extreme Cold Weather Alert as of noon today. The warming centre at Metro Hall will close at noon.

Find out about services for homeless and under-housed individuals at http://www.toronto.ca/homelesshelp.

More information and tips for staying warm during cold weather are available at https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/extreme-cold-weather/.

Information to help residents prepare for extreme weather and weatherproof their homes is available at https://www.toronto.ca/extremeweatherready

Toronto is home to more than 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit http://www.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CityofToronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto

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Media contacts: 
Lenore Bromley, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-7974Lenore.Bromley@toronto.ca 
City of Toronto Media Line: 416-338-5986media@toronto.ca

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Missing woman, Yonge Street and College Street area, Rockel Smith, 44


Missing woman, Yonge Street and College Street area, Rockel Smith, 44

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:46 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Rockel Smith, 44, was last seen on Friday, May 24, 2019, in the afternoon, in the Yonge Street and College Street area.

She is described as 5'7", with a slim build. There is no clothing description at this time.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Edward Parks , Corporate Communications, for Thomas Comeau, 51 Division



Missing woman, Rockel Smith, 44

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

News Release

December 18, 2019

Extreme Cold Weather Alert – seek shelter, check on loved ones

Based on Environment and Climate Change Canada's forecast, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto in anticipation of colder weather conditions within the next 24 hours or longer. The Extreme Cold Weather Alert will be in effect until further notice. 

Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature in the daily forecast suggests temperatures will reach approximately -15 degrees Celsius or colder, or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 or colder. The Medical Officer of Health may also consider other weather-related factors when issuing Extreme Cold Weather Alerts.

Exposure to cold weather can be harmful to your health. Hypothermia occurs when the body's core temperature drops below 35 degrees Celsius and can have severe consequences, including organ failure and death. Frostbite can also occur in cold weather when skin freezes and, in severe cases, can lead to amputation when deeper tissues freeze.

Those most at risk of cold-related illness are people experiencing homelessness or those under-housed, those who work outdoors, people with a pre-existing heart condition or respiratory illness, elderly people, infants and young children. People with heart problems can experience worsening of their condition up to several days after cold weather occurs. 

Extreme Cold Weather Alerts activate local services that focus on getting and keeping vulnerable residents inside. A warming centre is open at Metro Hall by 7 p.m. the day an alert is called, and remains open continuously until noon on the day an alert is terminated. Other services include notification to community agencies to relax any service restrictions, availability of transit tokens in some drop-ins, and additional overnight street outreach. 

Throughout the year, 24-hour respite sites provide meals, places to rest, and service referrals at locations across the city. People can call 311 for locations and to connect to Central Intake for a referral. Homeless Help lists site information at http://www.toronto.ca/homelesshelp

The City asks that residents help vulnerable people by calling 311 if there is a need for street outreach assistance. Call 911 if the situation is an emergency.

During an Extreme Cold Weather Alert, members of the public are encouraged to take the following precautions: 
• Check the weather report before going outside.
• Dress in layers, making sure your outer layer is windproof, and cover exposed skin.
• Wear a hat, warm mittens or gloves, and warm boots. 
• Stay dry. Your risk of hypothermia is much greater if you are wet.
• Choose wool or synthetic fabrics for your clothes instead of cotton, because cotton absorbs and holds moisture, no longer keeping the wearer warm. 
• Seek shelter if you normally spend long periods outside. Depending on the wind chill, exposed skin can freeze in minutes. 
• Drink warm fluids other than alcohol. 
• Warm up by taking regular breaks in heated buildings when enjoying winter activities outside. 
• Consider rescheduling outdoor activities, or limiting time outdoors, during colder temperatures, especially if it's windy. 
• Heat your home to at least 21 degrees Celsius if infants or elderly people are present.
• Call or visit vulnerable friends, neighbours and family to ensure they are not experiencing any difficulties related to the weather.

More information and tips for staying warm during cold weather are available at https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/extreme-cold-weather/.

Information to help residents prepare for extreme weather and weatherproof their homes is available at https://www.toronto.ca/extremeweatherready

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Media contacts: 
Lisa Liu, Toronto Public Health, 416-338-1793Lisa.Liu@toronto.ca
City of Toronto Media Line, 416-338-5986media@toronto.ca