Monday, January 14, 2019

Break and Enter investigation, Jarvis Street and Mount Pleasant Road area, World War II Medals Stolen


Break and Enter investigation, Jarvis Street and Mount Pleasant Road area, World War II Medals Stolen

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 2:00 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance with a Break and Enter investigation.

It was reported that:

- in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 12, 2019, suspect(s) entered a residence in the Jarvis Street and Mount Pleasant Road area

- numerous items were stolen, including a box containing six World War II medals

- the box was located a short distance away however the medals were missing

The stolen medals included:

- War Medal 1939-1945 (silver medal, 1.42" diameter)
- 1939-1945 Star
- France & Germany Star
- Defence Medal
- Canadian Volunteer Service Medal
- Military Medal

Photos are attached.

Police are asking people in the Jarvis and Bloor area to keep any eye out for these medals in case they were also discarded or are being made available for resale and contact police with any information.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, 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.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Acting Detective Sergeant Sean Thrush, 51 Division



Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

Defence Medal & Military Medal

France & Germany Star, 1939-1945 Star




Friday, January 11, 2019

Missing woman, two boys, located Queen Street East and Parliament Street, Sadaf Rassoli, 29, Arman Rassoli, 9 Eman Rassoli, 3


Missing woman, two boys, located Queen Street East and Parliament Street, Sadaf Rassoli, 29, Arman Rassoli, 9 Eman Rassoli, 3

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 4:55 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Sadaf Rassoli, 29, Arman Rassoli, 9, and Eman Rassoli, 3, were last seen on Monday, December 24, 2018, in the area of Queen Street East and Parliament Street.

See previous release.

They have been located on Friday, January 11, 2019, at 2 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Cory Fougere, 51 Division



Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Missing woman, two boys, Queen Street East and Parliament Street, Sadaf Rassoli, 29, Arman Rassoli, 9 Eman Rassoli, 3


Missing woman, two boys, Queen Street East and Parliament Street, Sadaf Rassoli, 29, Arman Rassoli, 9 Eman Rassoli, 3

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 7:45 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Sadaf Rassoli, 29, Arman Rassoli, 9, and Eman Rassoli, 3, were last seen on Monday, December 24, 2018, in the area of Queen Street East and Parliament Street.

Sadaf is described as 5'7", with a medium build and brown eyes. She wears a black or blue hijab.

Arman is described as 4', with a slim build, black hair and brown eyes.

Eman is described as 3', with a slim build, black hair and brown eyes.

Police are concerned for their 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, 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alex Wallace, 51 Division



Missing woman, Sadaf Rassoli, 29

Missing boy Eman Rassoli, 3


Missing boy, Arman Rassoli, 9




Saturday, January 05, 2019

Missing man, Queen Street East and Victoria Street area, Arthur Peter Hagopian, 79


Missing man, Queen Street East and Victoria Street area, Arthur Peter Hagopian, 79

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 12:20 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Arthur Peter Hagopian, 79, was last seen on Friday, December 28, 2018, at approximately 10:40 a.m., in the Queen Street East and Victoria Street area.

He is described as white, 5’8", 160 lbs., with grey hair. He is believed to be wearing a black leather jacket, black pants and is reported to have bruising to his left eye.

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 Gherardt Williams, 51 Division



Dundas/Sherbourne Area Survey Completed


Dundas/Sherbourne Area Survey Completed


"Thank you for completing the survey and providing us with input to address issues and concerns regarding complaints about disorderly behaviour.

A member of 51 Division will be e-mailing those individuals that stated they are interested in joining a friends of Dundas/Sherbourne community group to invite you to an upcoming meeting.

Once again, thank you for your interest in helping us improve the overall quality and experience of the community."

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Missing man, Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street area, Gerd Mayer, 75


Missing man, Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street area, Gerd Mayer, 75

Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 2:16 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Gerd Mayer, 75, was last seen on Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 10 a.m., in the Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street area.

He is described as 5'9", medium build, short grey hair, with blue eyes. He was seen wearing a black winter hat, black winter jacket, black pants, and black shoes. He was carrying a red, white and black backpack. He is known to walk with a cane.

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 Constable Carlos Demelo, 51 Division


Missing man, Gerd Mayer, 75

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Missing woman, Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street area, Engjellushe Lamaj, 58


Missing woman, Sherbourne Street and Wellesley Street area, Engjellushe Lamaj, 58

Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:57 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Engjellushe Lamaj, 58, was last seen on Friday, December 28, 2018, at 6 a.m., in theSherbourne Street and Wellesley Street area.

She is described as 5'6", 99 lbs., very slim, blond shoulder length hair, brown eyes, and a pale complexion. She was last seen wearing a light grey waist-length winter coat with a black stripe around the chest and arms, ankle length brown dress, and white runners.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Carlos Demelo, 51 Division



Missing woman, Engjellushe Lamaj, 58

Friday, December 28, 2018

New Year's Eve Celebration, Nathan Phillips Square, Road closures


New Year's Eve Celebration, Nathan Phillips Square, Road closures

Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Emergency Management & Public Order:  416-808-5046

On Monday, December 31, 2018, the City of Toronto will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration at Nathan Philips Square. The events start with a skating party at 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Live performances are from 8 p.m. to midnight. The event will conclude with a pyrotechnic show from the towers at City Hall.

Road closures will be in effect from Monday, December 31, 2018 at 5 p.m. to Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 2 a.m.

- Elizabeth Street closed between Foster Place to Hagerman Street
- Hagerman Street closed between Elizabeth Street to Bay Street
- Albert Street closed between James Street to Bay Street
- James Street closed between Queen Street West to Albert Street
- Bay Street closed between Dundas Street West to Richmond Street West
- Queen Street closed between Yonge Street to University Avenue
- York Street closed at Queen Street West

501 Queen Street streetcar and the 6 Bay Street bus will be diverted from the area.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and consider alternate routes.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Constable Susan Guadagnano, Emergencey Management and Public Order



Thursday, December 20, 2018

Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement


Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:00 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 upcoming holidays.

Dates:

- Christmas Day on Tuesday, December 25, 2018
- Boxing Day on Wednesday, December 26, 2018
- New Year’s Day on Tuesday, January 1, 2018

Locations:

• Pay-and-Display/Metered Areas
• Rush-Hour Routes
• Posted signs indicating Monday to Fridayregulations

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Supervisor Brian Moniz, Parking Enforcement

There are no files attached to this release.
 

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Missing Girl, Yonge Street and Bloor Street, Kenzie El Bahoudi, 12


Missing Girl, Yonge Street and Bloor Street, Kenzie El Bahoudi, 12

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 12:02 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Kenzie El Bahoudi, 12, was last seen on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m., in the area of Yonge Street and Bloor Street.

She is described as 5’4”, 112lbs., with light brown hair and blue eyes, and a slim build.

She was last seen wearing a black winter jacket with a fur collar, a black turtleneck shirt, and black track pants.

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 Alexander Wallace, 51 Division



Missing girl, Kenzie El Bahoudi,12

Monday, December 10, 2018

Missing woman, Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, Amanda Mullett, 37


Missing woman, Yonge Street and Shuter Street area, Amanda Mullett, 37

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:23 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Amanda Mullett, 37, was last seen on Thursday, December 6, 2018, in the Yonge Street and Shuter Street area.

She is described as 5'7", 130 lbs., with a skinny 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, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

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



Missing woman Amanda Mullett, 37

Man wanted in Fraud investigations, Andrew Hainsworth, 40, Photograph released


Man wanted in Fraud investigations, Andrew Hainsworth, 40, Photograph released

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 11:25 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a man wanted in a number of ongoing Fraud investigations.

It is alleged that:

- the man has been using his employment position with a process server company to defraud a number of people

- he accepted money for services not rendered

Police are concerned there may be more victims.

Andrew Hainsworth, 40, of Toronto, is wanted for:

1. Four counts of Fraud Under
2. Contempt of Court

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 Constable Sean Imrie, 51 Division



man wanted in ongoing Fraud investigations, Andrew Hainsworth, 40, of Toronto

Joint Statement from the Toronto Police Services Board and the Toronto Police Service Regarding the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Interim Report into the Inquiry Concerning Racial Discrimination and Racial Profiling of Black Persons by the Toronto Police Service


Joint Statement from the Toronto Police Services Board and the Toronto Police Service Regarding the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Interim Report into the Inquiry Concerning Racial Discrimination and Racial Profiling of Black Persons by the Toronto Police Service

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 10:30 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

The Toronto Police Services Board (the Board) and Toronto Police Service (the Service) have each had an opportunity to review the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Interim Report. We understand that the report’s preliminary findings, as well as its recommendations, require a thoughtful and comprehensive response from us that builds on the hard work we have been doing already to confront issues of systemic bias.

Members of the Toronto Police Service are dedicated, professional and fair. They take pride in their role as officers of the law. They take pride in their service to our city. As Board Chair and Chief, we are equally proud of the courage and commitment shown by the women and men in uniform who work tirelessly to keep our city the best and safest place to be. We also recognize that the job of the police is a hard one.

We recognize that there are those within Toronto’s Black communities who feel that, because of the colour of their skin, the police, including when it comes to use of force, have at times, treated them differently. We understand that this has created a sense of distrust that has lasted generations. We – the Board and the Service – know that only by acknowledging these lived experiences can we continue to work with our community partners to achieve meaningful changes.

The Board and the Service acknowledge that no institution or organization, including the Toronto Police, is immune from overt and implicit bias. We have seen examples of other organizations, which are, by their nature, composed of people, dealing with the same challenges that we face. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that a unique obligation is required from those of us who are charged with upholding the law and protecting all of our city’s people. And, while we may be confronting these challenges with resolve today, we are committed to doing even better.

Some may raise questions about the approach, methodology and statistical basis of this report, and it is important that all of these issues be scrutinized to ensure the fullest and fairest analysis and accounting. In the meantime, this interim report offers five recommendations, three of which apply to the Board and the Service. We accept these recommendations, recognizing that one of them will require further study. Specifically, the Board will refer its existing Policy concerning data collection to its Anti-Racism Advisory Panel (ARAP) – comprised of Board members, community members, experts and Service members – and ask for recommendations to improve the Policy. This work will consider the legitimate concerns surrounding the impact of race-based data collection on interactions between police and members of Toronto’s communities, and look to collect this data in a manner that will strengthen our connection to the communities we serve.

It should also be noted that we did not suddenly arrive upon these issues. We have been working for several years to confront these challenges in a variety of ways and with a variety of partners. Indeed, our continued work will be shaped and informed by a wide number of steps already undertaken and underway.

Finally, we hope that this Interim Report is seen in its broader context, causing bigger questions to be asked and real solutions to be identified. Questions about poverty, social exclusion, inequality in our neighbourhoods and the root causes of crime and violence. Because once the police are involved, it is often after all other systems have failed. This is not to say that this explains even a perceived disproportionate use of force by police; but it does highlight the reality that once the police have been called, the incident is often one of crisis.

Our police service has a specific responsibility that we accept. We will continue to be open to exploring the overall approach to police use of force, as well as critically examining the specific cases where it has been employed. However, in order to find meaningful and lasting remedies, other institutions, organizations and levels of government will need to take this most important mandate on with us. We are ready, willing and actively doing the hard work that is required of us.

There is a fundamental principle that must always guide our thinking and our actions: bias is impossible to deny, but it must never be accepted as inevitable. The Board and the Service believe in that principle and it will guide us as we continue to build a city of mutual respect and trust that is safe for all.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications



Friday, December 07, 2018

Homicide #92/2018, George Street and Gerrard Street East, Jeffrey Parker, 35, Man arrested, Tyler Reynolds, 22, Charged with Second-Degree Murder


Homicide #92/2018, George Street and Gerrard Street East, Jeffrey Parker, 35, Man arrested, Tyler Reynolds, 22, Charged with Second-Degree Murder

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 6:24 PM
Homicide:  416-808-7400

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 4:41 p.m., police responded to a call for a Stabbing in the area of George Street and Gerrard Street East.

Once on scene, officers located a man suffering from serious trauma. He was rushed to hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Parker, 35, of Toronto.

Tyler Reynolds, 22, of Toronto, was arrested at the time of the incident. He has been charged with:

1. Second-Degree Murder

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park, on Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 10 a.m., in room 505.

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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Katherine Stephenson, Homicide


Monday, December 03, 2018

Public Safety Alert, Vehicle Warm Up Thefts


Public Safety Alert, Vehicle Warm Up Thefts

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 3:30 PM
42 Division:  416-808-4200

The Toronto Police Service is warning members of the public that the arrival of extreme cold temperatures will result in the theft of their vehicles if they are left unattended and warming up in driveways.

During periods of extreme cold weather, thieves will quickly enter and steal vehicles that are left alone and running in driveways.

The Toronto Police Service is strongly advising members of the public not to leave their vehicles unattended and running at any time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, 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 A/Inspector Jim Gotell, 42 Division


Distraction Theft Alert, Woman wanted, Downtown core


Distraction Theft Alert, Woman wanted, Downtown core

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 12:00 PM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a series of distraction theft investigations.

Over the past few weeks officers have responded to numerous calls for distraction thefts in the area bounded by College Street, Bathurst Street, Dundas Street West and Dufferin Street.

It is reported that:

- in all cases a 40-50 year-old woman approaches elderly women

- the victims have all been walking in the neighbourhood

- the suspect engages them in conversation

- she talks about religion, her sick mother or asks for directions

- she gives them a gift of a necklace that she places around their necks

- she removes the victim's jewelry in the process

She is described as white, with an olive complexion, 5'1", with a medium build and long dark hair. She has been seen getting out of a vehicle driven by another person, returning to the vehicle after the interaction and leaving.

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, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Leena Patel-Asner, 14 Division



Thursday, November 29, 2018

Missing boy located, Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street, Ronald Irakoze, 17


Missing boy located, Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street, Ronald Irakoze, 17

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:15 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Ronald Irakoze, 17, was last seen on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at approximately 11 a.m., in the area of Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street East.

See previous release.

He was located on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alex Wallace, 51 Division


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Public Safety Alert, CRA Telephone Tax Scam


Public Safety Alert, CRA Telephone Tax Scam

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 1:45 PM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7300

The Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit would like to warn the public about the ongoing Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) telephone scam.

It starts with someone calling claiming to be with the CRA and saying you owe overdue taxes. The callers are aggressive and often claim you can be arrested if the money is not paid immediately. The callers insist the money be paid by way of Bitcoin or other crypto currencies, gift cards, credit card, or through Western Union. In some cases the fraudsters use a program to display the telephone number of either the revenue agency or local police on the victim's caller ID display.

Numerous residents have continued to receive telephone calls from these scammers. The public should be aware that police do not collect money for the Canada Revenue Agency. Although everyone is at risk of falling victim to these scams, elderly people are among the most vulnerable.

The CRA will not do the following:

  • send email with a link and ask you to divulge personal or financial information.
  • ask for personal information of any kind by email or text message
  • request payments by prepaid credit cards, gift cards or through Bitcoin or any form of crypto-currency
  • give taxpayer information to another person, unless formal authorization is provided by the taxpayer
  • leave personal information on an answering machine
  • or send the police after you

What should you do?

  • Hang up the phone immediately! It's not rude, and could help protect you.
  • Don't give out any personal information, including identification numbers, passwords or financial information.

Who should you contact?

  • If you or a family member has fallen victim to this fraud, please report it to your local police service, as well as the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC).
  • There are two ways to make a report to the CAFC; either by phone at 1-888-495-8501 (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Eastern Time) or through their online reporting tool at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca/.
  • Anyone who thinks they have fallen victim to this scam can contact their local police service.
  • If you would like to learn more about the CRA scam please click on the following link:http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/on/scams-fraude/index-eng.htm.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Diane Kelly, Financial Crimes Unit


Monday, November 26, 2018

Missing boy, Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street, Ronald Irakoze, 17


Missing boy, Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street, Ronald Irakoze, 17

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 6:13 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Ronald Irakoze, 17, was last seen on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at approximately 11 a.m., in the area of Jarvis Street and Gerrard Street East.

He is described as 5’5”, 130 lbs., with a slim build, brown eyes, and black hair.

He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with “Vikings” across the front, grey pants, black Nike Jordan running shoes with red soles, and carrying a black backpack.

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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Alex Wallace, 51 Division


Missing boy, Ronald Irakoze, 17



Personal Injury Collision, King Street East and Sackville Street


Personal Injury Collision, King Street East and Sackville Street

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 5:06 PM
Traffic Services:  416-808-1900

On Saturday November 24, 2018, at 6:55 p.m., police were notified about a collision at King Street East and Sackville Street where a person had suffered serious injuries.

It is reported that:

- a 34-year-old woman was walking across King Street East at Sackville Street using the pedestrian crossover

- a 55-year-old female driver of a motor vehicle was travelling east on King Street East and struck the 34-year-old woman causing life threatening injuries.

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.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services


Missing woman located, Queen Street East and Victoria Street area, Marie Savoy, 54


Missing woman located, Queen Street East and Victoria Street area, Marie Savoy, 54

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 2:54 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Marie Savoy, 54, was last seen on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 11:15 a.m., in the Queen Street East and Victoria Street area.

See previous release

She was located on Monday, November 26, 2018, at 2 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Tom Comeau - 51 Division


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Missing woman, Queen Street East and Victoria Street area, Marie Savoy, 54


Missing woman, Queen Street East and Victoria Street area, Marie Savoy, 54

Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 5:15 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Marie Savoy, 54, was last seen on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 11:15 a.m., in the Queen Street East and Victoria Street area.

She is described as white, 5'6", 130 lbs., with brown hair. She is believed to be wearing a black coat, purple pants, a hospital gown, ear muffs and using a wheelchair.

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 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 Gherardt Williams, 51 Division

Monday, November 19, 2018

Homicide #91/2018, Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street


Homicide #91/2018, Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 4:50 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., officers responded to a call for an Unknown Trouble at Queen Street West and Sherbourne Street.

Reports indicated a man had been assaulted. Officers located a man suffering from serious trauma. He was taken to hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

The victim has been identified as Paul Tonya, 47, of Toronto.

A post-mortem examination has yet to be scheduled.

Trevor Clarke, 45, of Toronto, was arrested at the time of the incident. He is charged with:

1. Manslaughter

He appeared in court at College Park on Monday, November 19, 2018, at 10 a.m., in 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Paul Worden, Homicide

Friday, November 16, 2018

Homicide #63/2018, Man wanted, Update, Kyler Johnson, 23, Arrested


Homicide #63/2018, Man wanted, Update, Kyler Johnson, 23, Arrested

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:48 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

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

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, at approximately 2 a.m., police responded to a shooting call on the fourth floor of a residential building in the Adelaide Street East and Parliament Street area.

See previous release.

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Kyler Johnson, 23, of Toronto, was arrested in London, Ontario. He is charged with:

1. First Degree Murder

He will appear in court at College Park on Friday, November 16, 2018, at 10 a.m., in room 501.

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the London Police Service for their assistance bringing this incident to a safe and successful conclusion.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Katherine Stephenson, Homicide



Santa Claus Parade, Sunday, November 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m., Road closures


Santa Claus Parade, Sunday, November 18, 2018, 12:30 p.m., Road closures

Friday, November 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Public Safety - Major Events:  416-808-5043

The 114th annual Santa Claus Parade will take place on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 12:30 p.m.

Road closure times are as follows:

- Bloor Street West, from Ossington Avenue to Christie Street, at 8 a.m.
- Bloor Street West, from Christie Street to Bathurst Street, at 10 a.m.
- Bloor Street West, from Bathurst Street to Bay Street, at 10:45 a.m.
- Avenue Road/Queen’s Park, from Davenport Road to College Street, at 10:45 a.m.
- University Avenue, from College Street to Dundas Street, at 11 a.m.
- University Avenue, from Dundas Street to Front Street, at 11:15 a.m.
- Wellington Street, from University Avenue to Jarvis Street, at 11:30 a.m.
- Front Street, from Bay Street to Jarvis Street, at 11:45 a.m.
- Front Street, from Jarvis Street to Sherbourne Street, at 11 a.m.

Vehicles parked along the parade route will be relocated to neighbouring streets starting at 6 a.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018. To locate your vehicle, please call 416-808-6600.

At 11:45 a.m., the "Holly Jolly 5km Fun Run" will take place along the parade route. For the safety of runners and parade attendees, spectators are asked to ensure that children and all personal belongings are off the roadway by 11:30 a.m.

The parade will start at 12:30 p.m., and will proceed along the following route:

- start: Bloor Street West and Christie Street
- eastbound on Bloor Street West
- southbound on Queen's Park Crescent East
- southbound on University Avenue
- eastbound on Wellington Street West
- southbound on Yonge Street
- eastbound on Front Street East
- finish: Front Street East and Jarvis Street

Motorists travelling in the area can expect significant delays and should try to avoid the parade route.

Spectators attending the parade are advised to use public transportation. The TTC will be providing full subway and streetcar service.

The duration of the parade is approximately 2.5 hours, and will take place regardless of weather conditions.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Jennifer Ladouceur, Public Safety – Major Events

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Homicide #63/2018 Update, Man Wanted, Kyler Johnson, 23, Photograph Released


Homicide #63/2018 Update, Man Wanted, Kyler Johnson, 23, Photograph Released

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 5:15 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a man wanted in a Homicide investigation.

On Sunday, August 19, 2018, at approximately 2 a.m., police responded to a shooting call on the fourth floor of a residential building in the Adelaide Street East and Parliament Street area.

See previous release

The suspect has been identified as Kyler Johnson, 23, of Toronto.

He is wanted on a warrant for:

1. First Degree Murder

He is considered to be armed and dangerous. 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, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications, for Detective Robert Choe, Homicide



Kyler Johnson, 23, of Toronto