Saturday, October 27, 2018

Missing man, George Street and Dundas Street East area, Michael McDonald, 66


Missing man, George Street and Dundas Street East area, Michael McDonald, 66

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 1:19 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Michael McDonald, 66, was last seen on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at 4 a.m., in the George Street and Dundas Street East area.

He is described as 5’6”, with a medium build, grey and white hair and a 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, 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 Chris Skelton, 51 Division



Missing man, Michael McDonald, 66

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Assistance sought identifying man wanted in a bank robbery investigation, Security photographs released


Assistance sought identifying man wanted in a bank robbery investigation, Security photographs released

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 3:25 PM
Hold Up:  416-808-7350

The Toronto Police Hold Up Squad is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man wanted in a bank robbery investigation.

It is alleged that;

- on Monday, October 15, 2018, at 12:45 p.m., a man walked into a bank branch in the Yonge Street and Wellesley Street area

- the man approached a teller and with his left hand he held up a hold up note

- the note made a demand for a specific quantity of money and stated he had a weapon

- the man retrieved a quantity of money and fled

The man is described as between 35 to 38 years old, approximately 5'8"-5'9", 170 lbs, medium build, wavy red shoulder length hair, beard and moustache. He was wearing a bright red puffy winter jacket and blue jeans.

To view video click here.



Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Christine Warner, Hold Up Squad



Thursday, October 18, 2018

Missing woman located, Queen Street East and Victoria Street, Edris Arthur, 80


Missing woman located, Queen Street East and Victoria Street, Edris Arthur, 80

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 11:44 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Edris Arthur, 80, was last seen on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 2:40 p.m., in the Queen Street East and Victoria Street area.

See previous release.

She was located on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 9 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Gary Long, Corporate Communications


Missing woman, Queen Street East and Victoria Street, Edris Arthur, 80


Missing woman, Queen Street East and Victoria Street, Edris Arthur, 80

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:33 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Edris Arthur, 80, was last seen in the Queen Street East and Victoria Street area.

She is described as black, 5'2", 135 lbs., short grey hair, walks with shuffle. She was last seen wearing a dark red hat, cream and pale yellow winter coat, long brown scarf, grey skirt, white runners carrying white cloth shopping bag.

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.

Gary Long, Corporate Communications, for Constable Anthony Hampton, 51 Division



Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Missing Man, Toronto downtown core, Rainer Wolter, 47


Missing Man, Toronto downtown core, Rainer Wolter, 47

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 9:11 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Rainer Wolter, 47, was last seen on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. He is known to frequent the Toronto downtown core.

He is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue windbreaker with matching pants, a light-beige toque, and a red and green hooded sweatshirt.

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 Timothy Walther, 51 Division



Friday, October 12, 2018

Missing woman, Greater Toronto Area, Amanda Clarke


Missing woman, Greater Toronto Area, Amanda Clarke

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 11:36 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Amanda Clarke is in her 30's and was last known to be in the Greater Toronto Area. She is described as white, with a small build, and blonde 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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Timothy Walther, 51 Division


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Young Offender charged in ongoing Fraud investigation, Boy, facing 12 charges



Young Offender charged in ongoing Fraud investigation, Boy, facing 12 charges

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 5:05 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

It was reported that:

- an online fraud occurred between April 2017 and November 2017

- a Twitter account was used to contact Toronto Raptors fans in an effort to have them sign up for memberships to receive exclusive access to prime seating for the Raptors 2017-2018 season

- additional fees and taxes were placed on top of the tickets, which were never delivered to the victims as promised

On Saturday, October 6, 2018, a boy, 17-years-old at the time of the alleged offences, was arrested and charged with:

1. Eleven counts of Fraud Under $5000
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000

He appeared in court at Old City Hall, on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Young People cannot be named under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The Toronto Police Service are concerned that there could be additional victims.

Anyone with information in relation to this fraud is asked to contact Detective Constable Elliott Lee at 416-808-5179, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on ourFacebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Elliott Lee, 51 Division



Dundas and Sherbourne Area Safety Survey

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 1 p.m., Cyber Security Awareness Month, #Fraudchat


Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 1 p.m., Cyber Security Awareness Month, #Fraudchat

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 8:00 AM
Financial Crimes: 416-808-7300

Canadians are among the highest users of internet-enabled computer technology. A priority of the Toronto Police Service – Financial Crimes Unit is to make the public aware of issues of security and safety and help Canadians stay safe from cyber threats.

#Fraudchat is running a five-week series during Cyber Security Awareness Month with our special guest the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. These chats will cover the following topics:

Week 2, October 10: Buy Secure
Week 3, October 17: Our Data is Valuable
Week 4, October 24: Our Critical Eye and the Internet
Week 5, October 31: Our Future in Cyber Security

To follow #Fraudchat, members of the public simply need to log on to Twitter from 1 p.m., to 2 p.m., EST, and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as “Tweetdeck,” which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is an online program that seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Gail Regan @ReganFCU, and Diane Kelly @DKellyFCU of the Financial Crimes Unit, along with Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre @Canantifraud.

For more information about #Fraudchat, please contact the Financial Crimes Unit at 416-808-7300.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Gary Long, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gail Regan, Financial Crimes


Saturday, October 06, 2018

Thanksgiving Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement


Thanksgiving Holiday On-Street Parking Enforcement

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 12:00 PM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-1600

The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the Thanksgiving public holiday on Monday, October 8, 2018:

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

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

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

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


Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Public safety alert, Break and enters reported in and around the Agincourt area


Public safety alert, Break and enters reported in and around the Agincourt area

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 2:45 PM
42 Division:  416-808-4200

The Toronto Police Service would like to warn the public about an increase in break and enters occurring in and around the Agincourt area, located in the northeast corner of the city.

It is reported that:

- residential homes are being broken into during daytime hours while the occupants are away at work

- entry into the home is gained by breaking a window or forcing open the front door

- the suspects ring the doorbell to determine whether or not there is someone in the home at the time

- if someone answers the door, the suspects create an excuse for ringing the doorbell, in some instances they have been known to offer yard work

Toronto Police urge members of the community to remain vigilant, to be aware of strangers in their neighbourhood, and to be cautious when people approach their doors and offer to do unsolicited work. Members of the community are advised to call police if they are concerned by suspicious or unknown people in their neighbourhood.

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 Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Jim Gotell, 42 Division Criminal Investigations


Monday, October 01, 2018

Missing man, Cameron Woods, 41


Missing man, Cameron Woods, 41

Monday, October 1, 2018 - 1:12 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Cameron Woods lives in the Toronto area and was last heard from on Thursday, September 13, 2018. He is described as 5’9", approximately 150 lbs., with a slim build. He was last known to have short brown hair.

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 Jason Kraehling, 51 Division


Missing man, Cameron Woods, 41