Thursday, February 28, 2019

Missing Man located, Victoria Street and Yonge Street area, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27


Missing Man located, Victoria Street and Yonge Street area, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:28 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27, was last seen on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at approximately 1 p.m., in the Victoria Street and Yonge Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 5:10 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Missing Man, Victoria Street and Yonge Street, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27


Missing Man, Victoria Street and Yonge Street, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 3:39 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing man.

Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27, was


 last seen on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, in the Victoria Street and Yonge Street area.

He is described as 5'10", slim build, blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, white/red/blue jacket, grey jogging pants, black socks, black satchel, and wears glasses.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Christopher Lupson, 51 Division



Missing Man, Adam Ryan DeBoer, 27



Thursday, February 21, 2019

#Fraudchat: Door-to-Door Scams


#Fraudchat: Door-to-Door Scams, Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 1 p.m.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00 AM
Financial Crimes
416-808-7300

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m, the Toronto Police Service Financial Crimes Unit will be joined by members of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to answer questions regarding Door-to-Door Scams. Members of the public can follow the Financial Crimes Unit, Detective Regan, Detective Constable Kelly and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, using the hashtags @ReganFCU @DKellyFCU @TPSFCU and @canantifraud on Twitter.

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 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.



Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Diane Kelly, Specialized Criminal Investigations – Financial Crimes

Monday, February 18, 2019

Homicide #6/2019, 366 Queen Street East, Jaunoi Christian, 24, Photo released


Homicide #6/2019, 366 Queen Street East, Jaunoi Christian, 24, Photo released

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 1:35 PM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Friday, February 8, 2019, at 1:54 a.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting at 366 Queen Street East.

Officer arrived on scene to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

He has been identified as Jaunoi Christian, 24, of Brampton.

See previous release.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Aaron Akeson, Homicide



Jaunoi Christian, 24, victim of Homicide #6/2019

Public Safety Alert, Vehicle Warm Up Thefts, Downtown Core


Public Safety Alert, Vehicle Warm Up Thefts, Downtown Core

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 9:05 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is warning members of the public that the arrival of extreme cold temperatures, and vehicles left unattended and warming up in driveways, has resulted in an increase number of vehicle thefts reported in and around the downtown core.

Reported cases have occurred in the area bounded by Dundas Street to the north, Lake Shore Boulevard to the south, Sherbourne Street to the east, and Bond Street to the west.

The convenience of a warm vehicle is not worth the risk of having it stolen. Police are 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 416-808-5100, 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 Abdullah Nuri, 51 Division


Saturday, February 16, 2019

Family Day On-Street Parking Enforcement


Family Day On-Street Parking Enforcement

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:11 AM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the Family Day public holiday on Monday, February 18, 2019:

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

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

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-6600, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Operations Supervisor - Parking enforcement West


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Rolling overnight lane closures on Lake Shore Boulevard East


News Release:  February 14, 2019

Rolling overnight lane closures on Lake Shore Boulevard East as first step of Gardiner Expressway strategic rehabilitation

From February 19 to March 7, the westbound lanes of Lake Shore Boulevard East between Cherry and Jarvis Streets will have intermittent overnight rolling lane closures, to allow crews to install access platforms for forthcoming work on the underside of the Gardiner Expressway.

At least one westbound lane will always remain open to reduce the impact on traffic. The intermittent 15-minute rolling lane closures will occur hourly, overnight from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., except for Friday and Saturday nights. On February 25 and 26 and March 4 and 5, one full lane will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., instead of the rolling closures.

While the lane closures are in effect, signs will be posted to support the safe travel of all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists.

After March 7, further lane closures will be required on Lake Shore Boulevard East between Cherry and Jarvis Streets, so crews can continue to access platforms on the underside of the Gardiner Expressway and conduct other repairs. A series of lane closures is anticipated to continue until December and may take place during the day and/or overnight. The details, timing and impact of this work will be communicated in advance.

The section of the Gardiner Expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets is nearing the end of its service life and is the number one priority in the City of Toronto's Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan, which addresses the immediate and long-term rehabilitation needs of the expressway to ensure it remains in a safe and operable condition.

The first phase of major rehabilitation work on the eastern Gardiner Expressway will begin this summer and the project is expected to be completed by early 2021. The work will replace the entire concrete deck and steel girders of the expressway between Jarvis and Cherry Streets, replace the eastbound on-ramp at Jarvis Street and the westbound off-ramp at Sherbourne Street, rehabilitate the westbound off-ramp leading to Yonge, Bay and York Streets, as well as make other improvements. The City will provide more details on this work in the spring. 

More information about this project and the rolling lane closures is available at 
https://bit.ly/2I6QQRC.  More information about the Gardiner Expressway Strategic Rehabilitation Plan is available at https://bit.ly/2N34oML

Residents and visitors are encouraged to use the City's web-based map, http://www.toronto.ca/roadrestrictions, to help plan their travel. More information about the City's planned capital construction work is available at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.9 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cityoftoronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto

This news release is also available on the City's website: https://bit.ly/2GrGGcM

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Media contact: Susan Pape, Strategic Communications, 416-392-8350416-882-9273 (cell), Susan.Pape@toronto.ca

Monday, February 11, 2019

Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street, Guled Abdi, 33


Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street, Guled Abdi, 33

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:11 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Guled Abdi, 33, was last seen on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at approximately 8 p.m., in the area of Gerrard Street East and Sherbourne Street.

He is described as 5’9”, 230 lbs., with a heavy build, short black hair, and brown eyes.

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 Adrian Piccolo, 51 Division.

Missing man, Guled Abdi, 33


Saturday, February 09, 2019

Homicide #6/2019, 366 Queen Street East, Jaunoi Christian, 24


Homicide #6/2019, 366 Queen Street East, Jaunoi Christian, 24

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 9:55 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

On Friday, February 8, 2019, at 1:54 a.m., officers responded to a call for a shooting at 366 Queen Street East.

Officer arrived on scene to find a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.

He has been identified as Jaunoi Christian, 24, of Brampton.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Saturday, February 9, 2019.

A man was seen running from the scene. He is described as black, 6'0", mid 30s, with a medium build. He was wearing a blue and white toque, dark-coloured jacket and blue jeans.

Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who may have been in the area or who may have taken video or pictures surrounding the time of this incident.

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 Sergeant Graham Gibson, Homicide


Thursday, February 07, 2019

Missing man located, Front Street East and Jarvis Street area, Allen Kerr, 66


Missing man located, Front Street East and Jarvis Street area, Allen Kerr, 66

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:14 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Allen Kerr, 66, was last seen on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in the Front Street East and Jarvis Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 4:06 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Katrina Arrogante, Corporate Communications



Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Man arrested in Forcible Confinement investigation, Wallace Walter Pleasant, 59, faces charges


Man arrested in Forcible Confinement investigation, Wallace Walter Pleasant, 59, faces charges

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:06 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in an investigation into two separate incidents involving Forcible Confinement.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11:52 a.m., Police responded to a call for a Sexual Assault in a unit of a residential building in the Bleecker Street and Earl Street area

- officers attended and found a woman inside of a unit where she was held against her will and was unable to leave

- she was taken to hospital

Later on the same day, Wallace Walter Pleasant, 59, of Toronto was located and arrested. He has been charged with:

1. Forcible confinement
2. Sexual Assault

He appeared in court on Saturday, February 2, 2019, at 9:00 a.m., at Old City Hall. He was released by the court on a recognizance.

It is further alleged that:

- on Tuesday February 5, 2019, at 9:52 a.m. Police responded the a call for an Unknown Trouble at the same address

- responding officers located another woman in the residence, who was being held against her will

- the male suspect, Wallace Walter Pleasant, 59, of Toronto, was also in the residence. He was arrested and charged with:

1. Forcible confinement
2. Two counts of Assault
3. Assault causing bodily harm

He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at College Park Courts, at 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, 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



Improperly Discarded Harm Reduction Supplies