Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Four men face total of 97 charges in shooting investigation, Regent Park area, Two loaded firearms seized


Four men face total of 97 charges in shooting investigation, Regent Park area, Two loaded firearms seized

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 2:26 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

On Monday, May 28, 2018, at approximately 2:40 p.m., 51 Division officers arrested four men in relation to a continuing investigation into gun violence in the Regent Park neighbourhood.

It is alleged that:

- a plainclothes officer was in the Parliament Street and Dundas Street East area, as part of proactive efforts to investigate and respond to gun violence in the Regent Park area

- a vehicle with four occupants was observed 

- the occupants of the vehicle wore clothing that was perceived to be an attempt to disguise identity

- the officer called for assistance and another plainclothes officer responded and observed the same vehicle which, by this time, was near the intersection of Parliament and Coatsworth Streets

- an occupant of the vehicle exited and stood on the west sidewalk of Parliament Street

- he was in possession of a firearm and discharged it in a northerly direction, towards traffic and pedestrians

- it is not believed anyone was struck 

- the man got back into the vehicle which drove off, now being observed and followed by plainclothes police officers

- uniform and plainclothes officers responded immediately to the area

- the vehicle drove to the intersection of Sherbourne and Shuter Streets

- at this point, the vehicle was boxed in by plainclothes and marked police vehicles 

- officers attempted to arrest the occupants of the vehicle, however the driver reversed, causing it to collide with, and severely damage, a police vehicle

- he then drove at a uniformed police officer, striking the officer, but not causing serious injury

- the driver of the vehicle drove into oncoming traffic at a high speed, engaging police officers in a vehicle pursuit

- at the intersection of Shuter Street and Jarvis Street, the vehicle drove through a red light and collided with a taxi 

- the vehicle then drove north on Jarvis Street, in oncoming traffic, to Dundas Street East, pursued by police vehicles

- at the intersection of Jarvis Street and Dundas Street East, the vehicle made a left turn into oncoming eastbound traffic, colliding with another taxi 

- the vehicle continued westbound on Dundas Street on the east sidewalk, narrowly missing pedestrians 

- the driver of the vehicle attempted to make a left turn onto Mutual Street

- in doing so, he lost control of the vehicle and it struck a police car and garbage cans, disabling the vehicle

- all four men exited the vehicle and ran southbound, engaging officers in a foot pursuit

- all four men were apprehended a short distance away and taken to 51 Division for investigation

- two loaded firearms were located and seized

- the vehicle was impounded for further examination

Shakiem Anderson, 21, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1) Fail to Comply Probation 
2) Point Firearm
3) Reckless Discharge
4) Disguise with Intent
5) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
6) two counts of Careless Storage Firearm 
7) two counts of Careless Storage Ammunition 
8) two counts of Possession of a Restricted Firearm 
9) Tamper with Serial Number
10) Dangerous Driving
11) Fail to Remain 
12) Assault with Intent to Resist Endanger Life 
13) Flight from Police
14) Dangerous Driving
15) Fail to Remain 
16) Dangerous Driving
17) Fail to Remain 
18) Dangers Driving 
19) Fail to Remain 
20) Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited

Harlem Baldwin, 20, of Toronto, is charged with:

1) Point Firearm
2) Reckless Discharge
3) Disguise with Intent
4) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
5) two counts of Careless Storage Firearm
6) two counts of Careless Storage Ammunition
7) two counts of Possession of a Restricted Firearm 
8) Tamper with Serial Number
9) Dangerous Driving
10) Fail to Remain 
11) Assault with Intent to Resist Endanger Life 
12) Flight from Police
13) Dangerous Driving
14) Fail to Remain 
15) Dangerous Driving
16) Fail to Remain 
17) Dangerous Driving 
18) Fail to Remain 
19) Carry Concealed Weapon
20) Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purpose
21) Criminal Negligence


Sharrieff Muhammad, 22, of Toronto, is charged with:

1) Fail To Comply Recognizance
2) Point Firearm
3) Reckless Discharge
4) Disguise with Intent
5) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
6) two counts of Careless Storage Firearm
7) two counts of Careless Storage Ammunition 
8) two counts of Possession of a Restricted Firearm 
9) Tamper with Serial Number
10) Dangerous Driving
11) four counts of Fail to Remain 
12) Assault with Intent to Resist Endanger Life 
13) Flight from Police
14) three counts of Dangerous Driving


Kareemallah Muhammad, 18, of Toronto, is charged with:

1) two counts of Fail to Comply Recognizance
2) Point Firearm
3) Reckless Discharge
4) Disguise with Intent
5) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
6) two counts of Careless Storage Firearm
7) two counts of Careless Storage Ammunition 
8) two counts of Possession of a Restricted Firearm 
9) Tamper with Serial Number
10) Dangerous Driving
11) Assault with Intent to Resist Endanger Life 
12) Flight from Police
13) three counts of Dangerous Driving
14) four counts of Fail to Remain 
15) Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited

They were scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 10 a.m.

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, 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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Michael Richmond, 51 Division



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Public safety advice, Home security reminders with arrival of warmer weather


Public safety advice, Home security reminders with arrival of warmer weather

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 11:10 AM
54 Division;  416-808-7400

The Toronto Police Service is reminding residents that, with the summer months approaching, some residents may keep windows and doors open and unlocked. Police offer the following advice:

- when home or outside doing yard work, lock your doors and windows and any other means of access to your residence

- lock your doors and windows at night and ensure all house alarms (if any) are active

- keep porch lights and side lights on

- keep your garage door locked at all times

- remember to take steps to safeguard valuable items and keep them in a safe place

Anyone who sees anything suspicious on, or around, their property is encouraged to call 9-1-1 immediately.

For home security information, please click here .

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications


Friday, May 25, 2018

Public Safety Alert, Regent Park community


Public Safety Alert, Regent Park community

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of two shooting incidents that have occurred in the vicinity of the Regent Park community.

The first incident took place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 12:43 a.m., when it's alleged that:

- a man was standing near 184 River Street, smoking a cigarette

- he was approached by two men

- one of the men, wearing all white with a hooded garment that covered his face, held a handgun to the back of the man's head and appeared to pull the trigger on the firearm

- the firearm did not discharge

- the two men immediately turned around and walked away

- the man appears unaware of what occurred

The second incident took place on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 12:51 a.m., when it's alleged that:

- a 42-year-old man was standing near the entrance of a variety store near 175 River Street

- two men walked past him

- the man, dressed in white, turns toward the man

- both men have firearms

- the two men pursued the man on foot into the lobby area of 220 Oak Street

- the man discharges the firearm, striking the man

- the two men then turned around and fled the area on foot

- the man was transported to hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound and released

It is believed the same two men are responsible for both incidents.

Investigators are releasing a security video of the two incidents, click here.




The Toronto Police Service would like members of the community to be mindful of their surroundings and anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Michael Richmond, 51 Division


Public Safety Alert, Fraudulent Tickets


Public Safety Alert, Fraudulent Tickets

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:00 AM
Financial Crimes:  416-808-7300

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of ticket fraud within Toronto and the Greater Toronto area.

As the summer approaches the Toronto Police Service would like to advise customers of tourist attractions, entertainment venues, special events and other businesses which require admission tickets to:

- only purchase tickets through official and/or authorized websites of the attraction you are going to visit

- do not purchase discounted tickets through individual persons through social media

- do not purchase parking passes and concessions through individual persons through social media

Discounted tickets, parking passes, concessions purchased through individual persons on social media are often fraudulently obtained tickets, which the ticket holder will then be held responsible for, leading to refused admission and/or being trespassed from that property.

Anyone with information on persons selling fraudulent tickets are encouraged to call Financial Crimes Unit at 416-808-7300, 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rick Ramjattan, Financial Crimes Unit


Investigators warn of Fraud/Extortion schemes involving Crypto currencies


Investigators warn of Fraud/Extortion schemes involving Crypto currencies

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 8:15 AM
Financial Crimes: 416-808-7300

The Toronto Strategic Partnership against Cross Border Fraud is a collaboration of the Toronto Police Service - Financial Crimes Unit and other national and international law enforcement partners. Members of the Strategic Partnership are encouraging the public to be vigilant regarding the use of Bitcoin in the furtherance of fraudulent and extortionate acts.

Victims of phone-based and internet-based fraud/extortion schemes are being advised to pay associated “fines” and/or “fees” via Bitcoin. Increasingly, victims are being told to attend various Bitcoin Automated Teller Machines (ATM’s) where they will deposit cash in order to obtain and transfer Bitcoin to other electronic “wallets,” the owners of which may reside outside of Canada. Once Bitcoin is sent it becomes virtually untraceable.

Bitcoin is fast becoming the preferred payment mechanism utilized by people committing so-called CRA Scams, where victims are advised of their imminent arrest on the basis of non-existent infractions. Victims are advised that immediate payment via Bitcoin ATM will prevent their arrest. Many GTA victims have lost thousands of dollars to suspects utilizing this method.

Members of the Strategic Partnership are reminding the public that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) may compel payment via the courts or other legal means available to them. Those means do not include phoning people and advising them of their pending arrest. Nor will the CRA ever contact people over the phone and advise them to pay fees/fines owing using Bitcoin or any other crypto currency.

Operators of retail locations equipped with Bitcoin ATM’s are encouraged to be aware of this method of victimization and to take appropriate action to inform their customers accordingly. Persons who believe they have been defrauded in the fashion described are encouraged to contact their local police service.

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, 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 Sergeant Ian Nichol, Financial Crimes


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Missing man located, Shuter Street and Yonge Street area, Ernest Nicolle, 54


Missing man located, Shuter Street and Yonge Street area, Ernest Nicolle, 54

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 4:48 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Ernest Nicolle, 54, was last seen on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at noon, in the Shuter Street And Yonge Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 4:15 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Ken Lee, 14 Division


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Police warn about scam targeting Chinese people


Police warn about scam targeting Chinese people

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:04 AM
Corporate Communications:  416-808-7100

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of a scam targeting Chinese people.

Police dealt with several occurrences in November 2017 and another in May 2018.

It was reported that:

- unknown person(s) are contacting Chinese people
- they are told to go into hiding or their family in China will be hurt
- they are also told not to use social media or cell phones

It is further reported that:
- these unknown person(s) then contact the families in China
- they tell the family that their son or daughter has been kidnapped
- a demand for a large ransom is made

Police were in contact with all the victims of the scam.

Police would like to remind the public to be vigilant and contact police immediately if they feel they are involved in this scam.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2222, 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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications


Monday, May 14, 2018

Missing man, Sherbourne Street and Gerrard Street East area, Frederick Peacock, 55


Missing man, Sherbourne Street and Gerrard Street East area, Frederick Peacock, 55

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:55 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests assistance locating a missing man.

Frederick Peacock, 55, was last seen on the morning of Thursday, May 10, 2018, in the Sherbourne Street and Gerrard Street East area.

He is described as 5’10", 170 lbs., medium build, short grey-brown hair, white-grey beard. There is no clothing description at this time.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, 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 Jason Lee, 51 Division


Missing man Frederick Peacock, 55

Friday, May 11, 2018

Missing woman, Sherbourne Street and Shuter Street area, Brooke Bowers, 26


Missing woman, Sherbourne Street and Shuter Street area, Brooke Bowers, 26

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:16 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing woman.

Brooke Bowers, 26, was last seen on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, in the Sherbourne Street and Shuter Street area.

She is described as 5’6", slim build, short dark hair, brown eyes. There is no clothing description available.

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, 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.

Gary Long, Corporate Communications, for Detective Dave Wallace, 51 Division



Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Community Complaints to 51 Division TPS Made Easier


Community Complaints to 51 Division TPS Made Easier

Are you experiencing/witnessing an ongoing, non-emergency such as trespassing or other nuisance issues? Visit https://www.torontopolice.on.ca/community-complaints/ to quickly and directly submit a report online! Try to provide as much detail as you can (descriptions, clothing, make, model, colour, etc.) and include your full contact information so that an officer can follow up with you if they have questions. By using this form you are helping Toronto Police Services in 51 Division better understand our community and our needs. Keep in mind that TPS resources are allocated according to calls, so the more you call or submit complaints, the more officers will be allocated to your area!

Friday, May 04, 2018

GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Sunday, May 6, 2018, Road closures


GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon, Sunday, May 6, 2018, Road closures

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:47 AM
Public Safety - Special Events:  416-808-5048

On Sunday, May 6, 2018, the 24th Good Life Fitness Toronto Marathon will be held.

The event will consist of a full marathon, relay marathon, half marathon, 10km run and 5km run and walk.

Start Times:
- Full marathon and 10km Run: 7:30 a.m.
- Relay: 7:50 a.m.
- 5km run: 8 a.m.
- Half marathon: 8:30 a.m.
- 5km walk: 12 p.m.

TTC vehicles will be assisted through gaps in the run where possible and when it is safe to do so. Every attempt will be made to minimize service interruptions.

Motorists are advised to consider the road closures when planning their travels.

This event will proceed regardless of weather conditions.

As a result, the following road closures will take place:

- Beecroft Road, Elmhurst Avenue to Horsham Avenue (with exception of northbound lane for access to condominium), from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Ellerslie Avenue, Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Churchill Avenue, Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- North York Boulevard, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Elmhurst Avenue, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Park Home Avenue, from Beecroft Road to Yonge Street, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- southbound Yonge Street, from Horsham Avenue to Highway 401, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- Highway 401, southbound Yonge Street ramps, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- southbound Yonge Street, from Highway 401 to York Mills Road, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
- southbound Yonge Street, from York Mills Road to Eglinton Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- southbound Yonge Street, from Eglinton Avenue to Chaplin Crescent, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- Yonge Street, Chaplin Crescent to Aylmer Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
- westbound Chaplin Crescent, Yonge Street to Oriole Parkway, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- southbound Oriole Parkway, Chaplin Crescent to Lonsdale Road, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- westbound Lonsdale Road, Avenue Road to Spadina Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- northbound Forest Hill Road, Lonsdale Road to Kilbarry Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- southbound Warren Road, Kilbarry Road to Lonsdale Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- southbound Spadina Road, Lonsdale Road to Austin Terrace, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- westbound Austin Terrace, Spadina Road to Walmer Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- southbound Walmer Road/Kendal Avenue, Austin Terrace to MacPherson Avenue, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- eastbound MacPherson Avenue, Kendal Avenue to Davenport Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Davenport Road, MacPherson Avenue to Dupont Street, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- westbound curb lane Davenport Road, Dupont Street to Belmont Street, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Belmont Street, Davenport Road to Yonge Street, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Aylmer Avenue, Yonge Street to Rosedale Valley Road, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Rosedale Valley Road, Aylmer Road to Bayview Avenue, from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Bayview Avenue, Rosedale Valley Road to Lawren Harris Square, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Lawren Harris Square, Bayview Avenue to Lower River Street, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Lower River Street, Bayview Avenue to King Street East, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- eastbound King Street East, River Street to Wilkins Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Sumach Street, King Street East to Eastern Avenue, from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- westbound Eastern Avenue, Sumach Street to Front Street East, from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- westbound Front Street East, Eastern Avenue to Wellington Street East, from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- westbound Wellington Street, Front Street East to John Street, from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- southbound John Street, Wellington Street West to Front Street West, from 7 a.m. to noon
- westbound Front Street West, John Street to Bathurst Street, from 7 a.m. to noon
- southbound Bathurst Street, Front Street West to Fort York Boulevard, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- southbound Fort York Boulevard, Bathurst Street to Lake Shore Boulevard West, from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- eastbound Marine Parade Drive, Humber Bay Park East to Waterfront Drive, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Waterfront Drive, Marine Parade Drive to Palace Pier Court, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- eastbound Lake Shore Boulevard curb Lane, Humber River to Remembrance Drive (with access to roads on the south side when safe to do so), from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Brenda Norrmalm, Public Safety - Special Events