Monday, August 10, 2020

Sexual Assault Alert, Wellesley Subway Station, Assistance requested to identify man

 

Sexual Assault Alert, Wellesley Subway Station, Assistance requested to identify man

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 9:40 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two sexual assaults that occurred at Wellesley Subway Station.

On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 6:55 p.m., officers responded to two calls for sexual assaults.

It is reported that:

- a 35-year-old woman was sitting on the southbound TTC train

- a man walked up to her and sexually assaulted her

- he quickly exited the train

- he then made his way upstairs to the bus platform

- he approached a 30-year-old woman waiting for the bus

- he sexually assaulted her

- the woman screamed at him and he then left on foot exiting the station

He is described as 35, 5’7"-5’8", 185 lbs., with a stocky or heavy build, and short black hair. He was wearing a black cloth face mask, grey t-shirt with “NASA” logo, and dark jeans. He was carrying a blue backpack and a black backpack with a large “Tracker” logo.

Security camera images have been released. Anyone who recognizes the man pictured is urged 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, 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.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable James Angco, 51 Division

Identity sought of suspect in two sexual assault investigations




Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Missing man, Gerrard Street and Jarvis Street area, Keith Rosantowski, 52

Missing man, Gerrard Street and Jarvis Street area, Keith Rosantowski, 52

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:25 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Keith Rosantowski, 52, was last seen on Friday, July 24, 2020, in the Gerrard Street and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as 5'9", thin build, with grey/black hair and beard, and walks hunched over.

He typically wears dark clothing, likely overdressed for the warmer weather, and walks slowly.

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.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kimberly Kelly for Detective Mark Tracey, 51 Division




Missing Woman located, Sherbourne Street and Carlton Street area, Alisha Despres, 20

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 8:14 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Alisha Despres, 20, was last seen on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 8 a.m., in the Sherbourne Street and Carlton Street area.

See previous release.

She was located on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 2:24 p.m.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kimberly Kelly, 51 Division

Monday, August 03, 2020

Missing Woman, Sherbourne Street and Carlton Street area, Alisha Despres, 20


Missing Woman, Sherbourne Street and Carlton Street area, Alisha Despres, 20

Monday, August 3, 2020 - 8:35 PM
51 Division: 416-808-5100

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

Alisha Despres, 20, was last seen on Friday, July 31, 2020, at 8 a.m., in the Sherbourne Street and Carlton Street area.

She is described as 5'1", slim build, brown eyes, with straight light brown hair.

She was last seen wearing beige shorts, black Dock Martin boots, and an orange and beige hat. She also has a gold hoop nose jewelry.

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.

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Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Charles Ricci, 51 Division



Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Suspect sought in break and enter investigation, Adelaide Street East and Berkeley Street area, Security images released




Suspect sought in break and enter investigation, Adelaide Street East and Berkeley Street area, Security images released

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying a suspect as part of a break and enter investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, July 9, 2020, a man attempted to gain entry into a property in the Adelaide Street East and Berkeley Street area

- the incident was captured on a home security camera system

- after failing to get into the home, the man fled and proceeded to break into another property in the area

- nothing was stolen

Images of the suspect have been released in a bid to identify him. Anyone who recognizes the man, or has any information about the break ins, is urged to call 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 or Google Play.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Ashley Pickford, 51 Division



Friday, July 24, 2020

Missing man, Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area, Wendel Martin, 32


Missing man, Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area, Wendel Martin, 32

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 4:46 PM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

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

Wendel Martin, 32, was last seen in June, 2020, in the Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as white, 5’8”, with an average build, and brown eyes. There is no clothing description available.

There is no picture available.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Therese Irving-Peckam, 14 Division


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Gashawbeza Kefene, 36


Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Gashawbeza Kefene, 36

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 5:53 PM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

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

Gashawbeza Kefene, 36, was last seen on Thursday, July 9, 2020, in the Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as 5’9", 170 lbs., with a medium build. He has short black curly hair, brown eyes, and a beard. There are no clothing descriptions available at this time.

If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rodney Domaso, 14 Division



Missing man, Gashawbeza Kefene, 36

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Community action leads to five arrests, Two loaded handguns and drugs recovered


Community action leads to five arrests, Two loaded handguns and drugs recovered

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:40 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Five people have been arrested as part of a drugs investigation in the Regent Park area.

On Friday, July 17, 2020, 51 Division Neighbourhood Community Officers - who cover Regent Park - received information from the public about drug activity in the area.

An investigation was launched and five individuals have been arrested. It is alleged two loaded handguns and illicit drugs were also recovered.

51 Division would like to thank the public for their help in bringing this investigation to the point of arrests and charges.

Kal Tekolla, 23, of Toronto, George Legault, 23, of Toronto, Rondell Solomon, 20, of Ajax, Dawit Solomon, 23, of Toronto, and a 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, were all arrested and charged jointly with:

1) Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Prohibited
2) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
3) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4) Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition
5) Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition
6) Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
7) Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Prohibited
8) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
9) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
10) Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition
11) Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
12) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
13) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
14) Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition in a Motor Vehicle
15) Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2) - Fentanyl
16) Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2) - Crystal Methamphetamine
17) Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2) - Powder Cocaine
18) Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2) - Oxycodone
19) Possession for the purpose of Selling Cannabis - Cannabis Act 10(2)
20) Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000

They were all scheduled to appear at Old City Hall, on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 114.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact police.

***Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.***

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.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Abdul Nuri, 51 Division



alleged firearms recovered


Missing Man Located, Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area, Robert Doyle, 50


Missing Man Located, Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area, Robert Doyle, 50

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:37 PM
52 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Robert Doyle, 50, was last seen on Saturday, June 6, 2020, in the Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 5:54 p.m.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Veralyn Perdon, 51 Division


Missing Man, Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Ehab Ahdab, 28


Missing Man, Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Ehab Ahdab, 28

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:43 AM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

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

Ehab Ahdab, 28, was last seen on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in the Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

He is described as 5'6", 165 lbs., with black curly hair, brown eyes, and a beard.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Shane Rolland, 14 Division


Missing Man Ehab Ahdab, 28

Sunday, July 19, 2020


Public assistance requested, Man Wanted in numerous Break and Enter investigations, Richard Alexis, age 35, Image attached

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 4:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a man wanted for a number of break and enter investigations throughout the city.

Richard Alexis, 35, of Toronto, is wanted for:

1. 3 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by crime over $5000
2. 1 count Flight while pursued by Peace Officer
3. 1 count Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
4. 3 counts Fail to Comply Probation

He is described as: 5'10", 182 lbs., brown eyes, short black hair. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact police.

If you have any information, please call 416-808-5100 or 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.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Paul Walker, 51 Division



Man Wanted Richard Alexis

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Mischief Investigation, Bond Street and Gould Street, Three people charged


Mischief Investigation, Bond Street and Gould Street, Three people charged

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 5:30 PM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, at approximately 9:20 a.m., police attended the area of Queen’s Park in regards to a Mischief.

It is alleged that:

- a man and two women were seen vandalizing a statue and surrounding concrete embankments in the area of Bond Street and Gould Street

- they left the area and police were called

It is further alleged that:

- police located the van at Queen’s Park

- a woman got out of the van, taking tubs of paint, and joined a crowd of people

- two men were located in the van, they were covered in paint

All three were arrested.

Police seized tubs of paint, spray paint, sidewalk chalk, stencils and rope from the van.

Daniel Gooch, 35, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Three counts of Mischief Under $5,000
2. Conspiracy To Commit a Summary Offence

Danielle Smith, 47, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Three counts of Mischief Under $5,000
2. Conspiracy To Commit a Summary Offence

Jenna Reid, 35, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Three counts of Mischief Under $5,000
2. Conspiracy To Commit a Summary Offence

All three were provided access to counsel.

Daniel Gooch, and Danielle Smith have been released on a Promise to Appear.

Jenna Reid has been held for a Show Cause and will appear in court, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Old City Hall courts.

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 or Google Play.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Thomas Ueberholz, 52 Division


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Missing person located, Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area, Demetrio Salazar, 63, Also known as Maria Del Monte


Missing person located, Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area, Demetrio Salazar, 63, Also known as Maria Del Monte

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 6:37 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Demetrio Salazar, 63, was last seen on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at 12 p.m., in the Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area.
See previous release.

He was located on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

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Police Constable Robert Reid, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Vera Lyn Perdon, 51 Division



Sunday, July 12, 2020

Missing Man, Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area, Demetrio Salazar, 63


Missing Man, Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area, Demetrio Salazar, 63

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:57 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Demetrio Salazar, 63, was last seen on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., in the Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area.

He is described as 5'9, short grey hair and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a grey polo shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes and bracelets. He also has lanyard with the Pride flag on it. He has a Spanish accent.

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.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Charles Ricci, 51 Division



Missing Man, Demetrio Salazar, 63

Missing Man, Esplanade and Jarvis Street area Shaun Bolden, 18


Missing Man, Esplanade and Jarvis Street area Shaun Bolden, 18

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 8:02 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Shaun Bolden, 18, was last seen Friday, June 26, 2020 in the Esplanade and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as 160 lbs., medium build, short black hair.

Last seen wearing blue jeans, blue sneakers and white shirt.

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.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Lee, 51 Division



Missing Man, Shaun Bolden, 18

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Gun and Drug investigation, Moss Park, Three arrests made


Gun and Drug investigation, Moss Park, Three arrests made

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:50 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of arrests made in a gun and drug investigation.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m., officer were patrolling Moss Park.

It is alleged that:

- officers saw a drug transaction between two men

- the men were arrested and a quantity of fentanyl was seized

- also seized was a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 calibre semi-automatic firearm

- a tent in the park was being used to prepare and sell drugs

Matthew Stewart, 20, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
4. Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon Knowing No Authority
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Carry Concealed Weapon
7. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
8. Three counts of Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
9. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000
10. Seven counts of Fail to Comply with Probation
11. Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited

He will appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

Rebecca Parades, 20, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
4. Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon Knowing No Authority
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Carry Concealed Weapon
7. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
8. Three counts of Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
9. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000

She will appear in, court at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

Gabriel Nanie, 18, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
3. Carry Concealed Weapon
4. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
5. Eight counts of Fail to Comply Probation

He will appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

It is further alleged that, during the investigation, officers seized:

- 25 grams of Fentanyl
- 6.81 grams of Cocaine
- $822 dollars

Officers will continue to perform regular patrols of this area in response to numerous complaints from the community.

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 Cory Fougere, 51 Division



Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Missing man, Bleecker Street and Wellesley Street area, Maurice Stone, 51


Missing man, Bleecker Street and Wellesley Street area, Maurice Stone, 51

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 9:03 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Maurice Stone, 51, was last seen on Monday, June 8, 2020, in the Bleecker Street and Wellesley Street area.

He is described as 5'7", 165lbs, with a shaved head and goatee.

He also is known by the name "Johnny Smash" and is known to frequent the Dundas Street and Sherbourne Street area.

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 Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Paul Young, 51 Division



Missing man, Maurice Stone, 51

Monday, June 29, 2020

Homicide #34/2020, Ontario Street and Wellesley Street East area, Update, Connor Madison, 22, wanted for Second Degree Murder, Arrested


Homicide #34/2020, Ontario Street and Wellesley Street East area, Update, Connor Madison, 22, wanted for Second Degree Murder, Arrested


Monday, June 29, 2020
51 Division:  416-808-7400

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in a homicide investigation.

The Toronto Police Service received a radio call to attend the area of Ontario Street and Wellesley Street East on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 11:34 p.m.

See previous release.

Toronto Police Homicide investigators, with the assistance of York Regional Police Service, located and arrested Connor Madison, 22, of Toronto.

He is charged with:

1. Second Degree Murder

He will appear, via video, in court at College Park on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 507.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the York Regional Police Service for their assistance.

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.


Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Ted Lioumanis, Homicide

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Homicide #34/2020, Ontario Street and Wellesley Street East area, Update, Connor Madison, 22, wanted for Second Degree Murder


Homicide #34/2020, Ontario Street and Wellesley Street East area, Update, Connor Madison, 22, wanted for Second Degree Murder

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 8:00 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a man wanted in a homicide investigation.

The Toronto Police Service received a radio call to attend the area of Ontario Street and Wellesley Street East on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 11:34 p.m.

See previous release.

Connor Madison, 22, of Toronto, is now wanted for:

1) Second Degree Murder

He is described as 5'8", 122 lbs., with short brown hair, and blue eyes.

Images of him are now released.

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7400, 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.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Ted Lioumanis, Homicide

Man wanted in homicide investigation, Connor Madison, 22

Man wanted in homicide investigation, Connor Madison, 22


Man wanted in homicide investigation, Connor Madison, 22


Man sought in stabbing investigation, Sherbourne Streeet and Shuter Street area


Man sought in stabbing investigation, Sherbourne Streeet and Shuter Street area

Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 10:30 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, at approximately 1 a.m., officers responded to a call for a stabbing in the Sherbourne Street and Shuter Street area.

It is reported that:

- a 38-year-old man was in the Moss Park area

- he was approached by another man

- they became involved in an altercation

- the 38-year-old man was attacked with a box cutter and machete

- he was transported to hospital with serious injuries

- the suspect fled the area

The suspect is described as black, mid 20s, 5'10", medium build, and unshaven. He was wearing a red scarf tied around his left arm and had no shirt on.

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

Anyone who has dashcam video, or any business owners in the area who may have security camera video, is asked to contact 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 John Gallagher, 51 Division



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Homicide #16/2020, O'Keefe Lane and Gould Street area, Update, Lashshantee Keslow, 21, charged with Second Degree Murder


Homicide #16/2020, O'Keefe Lane and Gould Street area, Update, Lashshantee Keslow, 21, charged with Second Degree Murder

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 10:20 PM
Homicide:  416-808-7400

The Toronto Police Service would like to update the public on the investigation into Homicide #16/2020.

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 7:41 p.m., officers responded to a call for the sound of gunshots at O'Keefe Lane and Gould Street.

See previous news release.


It is alleged that:

- police and paramedics located a man with an apparent gunshot wound

- he was pronounced deceased at the scene

Lashshantee Keslow, 21, of Toronto, was arrested on Wednesday, June 24, 2020. He has been charged with:

1) Second Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 9:30 a.m.

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, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

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Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Tiffany Castell, Homicide



Search warrant executed in drug trafficking investigation, Yonge Street and Isabella Street area, Three people arrested and charged


Search warrant executed in drug trafficking investigation, Yonge Street and Isabella Street area, Three people arrested and charged

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 5:10 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

As part of an investigation into drug trafficking, the Toronto Police Service 51 Division Major Crime Unit executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant on Friday, June 19, 2020. The warrant was for a tent in George Hislop Park, in the Yonge Street and Isabella Street area.

It is alleged that:

- drugs were sold from a tent

It is further alleged that drugs and cash were seized from the tent. This includes:

- 76.22 grams of crystal methamphetamine
- 16.23 grams of fentanyl
- $951.25 cash proceeds of crime

On Friday, June 19, 2020, Christopher Baksh, 39, and Maywell May, 32, both of Toronto, were arrested and charged with:

1. Two counts of Possess Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking
2. Possess Proceeds of Crime

On Friday, June 19, 2020, Susana Matias, 44, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I
2. Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime Under $5000

They were all scheduled to appear at court at Old City Hall on Saturday, June 20, 2020, 10 a.m., room 114.

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, 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.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Dustin McGrath, 51 Division



Sexual Assault Alert, Yonge Street and Isabella Street area, Man arrested and charged


Sexual Assault Alert, Yonge Street and Isabella Street area, Man arrested and charged

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 5:00 PM
51 Division
:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to an ongoing sexual assault investigation in the George Hislop Park, Yonge Street and Isabella Street area.

It is alleged that:

- on Monday, June 22, 2020, at approximately 5 a.m., a 28-year-old woman was in the park

- she was sexually assaulted by a man

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Hatim Zedan, 34, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Sexual Assault
2. Fail to Comply Probation

He is scheduled to appear at court at College Park, on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

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, 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.

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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Anthony Hampton, 51 Division

Two men arrested in "advance fee scheme" fraud investigation, Police believe there may be more victims, Update following further investigation


Two men arrested in "advance fee scheme" fraud investigation, Police believe there may be more victims, Update following further investigation

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 3:30 PM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7300

The Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit would like to advise the public of arrests made in an "advance fee scheme" fraud investigation.

Investigators are appealing to potential victims to come forward and speak to police.

An advance fee scheme occurs when victims are convinced into making advance or up-front payments for goods, services and/or financial gains that never materialize.

It is alleged:

- men purported to be from a law firm settling a class action lawsuit against alleged fraudulent precious gem brokers

- the men contacted victims who were believed to have been defrauded after investing in diamonds and gemstones

- the men promised large cash settlements from a lawsuit provided the victims first paid "attorney fees" in advance of receiving any payouts

- the information given to victims about the class action lawsuit settlement was false

- to date, the combined loss suffered by the victims is approximately $600,000

- the men used the following aliases while pretending to represent Ardern & Bennett LLP and Premier Credit Union:

Paul Bennett
David Ardern
James Greenstein
James Adelman

It is further alleged:

- police executed search warrants, and the evidence seized during these warrants has lead investigators to believe there may be additional victims

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Erik Ariel Fishman, 40, of Vaughan, was arrested. He was charged with:

1. two counts of Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in room 111.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Joseph Simon Rassi, 32, of Aurora, was arrested. He was charged with:

1. two counts of Fraud Over $5000
2. two counts of Conspiracy to Commit and Indictable Offence Over $5000

He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in room 111.

Shortly after the arrests, the Toronto Police Service received a number of complaints regarding another law firm, Caldwell & Stephens LLP, based in the City of Toronto.

It is reported:

- individuals purported to be from the law firm settling a class action lawsuit against fraudulent diamond and precious gem brokers

- an investigation commenced and it was revealed the law firm did not exist

- individuals listed as legal representatives of the firm on the company website are aliases being used by perpetrators of this scheme

- the class action lawsuit settlement mentioned by representatives did not exist

The Toronto Police Service would like to warn the public not to send any personal information, money, or valuables to representatives purporting to be from Caldwell & Stephens LLP.

If you have been a victim of fraud or have any information about this investigation, please contact the Financial Crimes Unit at 416-808-7300.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance in this case including the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) and the Ministry of Finance.

For further information on "advance fee" or other types of fraud please click here

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7300, 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.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kevin Williams, Organized Crime Enforcement - Financial Crimes Mass Marketing Section