Thursday, February 27, 2020

Suspected fentanyl overdoses downtown, Victoria Street and Dundas Street East area, Man arrested for drug offences


Suspected fentanyl overdoses downtown, Victoria Street and Dundas Street East area, Man arrested for drug offences

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 2:00 PM
Drug Squad:  416-808-6100

The Toronto Police would like to notify the public about suspected fentanyl overdoses in the downtown area.

It is alleged:

- on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, police responded to a medical call in the Victoria Street and Dundas Street East area

- multiple people had fallen ill after taking suspected fentanyl

- divisional officers attended and assisted paramedics

- a total of 12 people were taken to hospital in a variety of conditions

- there are currently no fatalities

Drug Squad officers began an investigation into the source of the drug.

Later that evening, Whanny Mymuller, 38, was arrested by officers.

He was charged with:
1) Two counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possession of Proceeds of Crime

He will appear at Old City Hall, on Thursday, February 27, 2020, court room 103.

Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances and a quantity of drugs is being tested. They urge anyone with any information to contact police.

The Toronto Police also wants to remind people that if they are using drugs, and believe they have purchased a substance suspected to be fentanyl, please be extremely cautious.

See news conference here.




For more information and safety advice around fentanyl use, please visit Toronto Public Health and Canada Health.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-6100, 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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Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Steve Watts, Organized Crime Enforcement


Public Safety Alert, Fraud Investigation Targeting Seniors in Polish Community,


Public Safety Alert, Fraud Investigation Targeting Seniors in Polish Community,

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 8:10 AM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing fraud investigation targeting seniors in the Polish community.

It is reported:

- calls are made by a woman purporting to be the police

- the caller can speak in both English and Polish

- she provides a false reason for the call and demands the victim collect their money, valuables, jewellery and place them into a bag

- the victim is then instructed to place the bag outside their front porch or throw the bag out the window

The Service would like to remind the public that the police would never call demanding money, valuables or jewellery under any circumstance.

If you receive a call from a person claiming to be from the police, and making demands - hang up the phone. Please make a notation of the time, date and the conversation. Report this to your local police service immediately.

Toronto Police Service protect yourself from financial crimes tips .

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Mickael Ferreira, 14 Division


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Missing man, Tyrone Ross, 22, Wellesley Street East and Church Street area


Missing man, Tyrone Ross, 22, Wellesley Street East and Church Street area

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 2:45 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Tyrone Ross, 22, was last seen Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:45 a.m. in the Wellesley Street East and Church Street area.

He is described as 5’7”, and 140 lbs.

He was last seen wearing a blue jacket with a Toronto Maple Leaf logo on the front, and dark pants.

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Thomas Comeau, 51 Division


Missing man, Tyrone Ross, 22

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Family Day On-Street Parking Enforcement


Family Day On-Street Parking Enforcement

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 10:09 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 17, 2020:

- 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 Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Operations Supervisor - Parking enforcement West


Friday, February 14, 2020

Man wanted in firearms investigation, Quorde Bowen, 20


Man wanted in firearms investigation, Quorde Bowen, 20

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 4:15 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who is wanted in a firearms investigation.

The man has been identified as Quorde Bowen, 20, of Toronto. He is wanted by officers for:

1) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
2) two counts of Possession of a loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
3) two counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm
4) two counts of Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
5) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Device or Ammunition
6) two counts of Unauthorized Storage of Prohibited Device
7) one count of Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered
8) one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000.00

He is described as 5’7", 120 lbs., brown hair, and brown eyes.

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

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 Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Rui Esteves, 51 Division



Quorde Bowen, 20

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Identity sought of man in Assault investigation on TTC bus, Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street


Identity sought of man in Assault investigation on TTC bus, Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 4:15 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Detectives have launched an investigation into an incident that occurred on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., in the Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

It is reported that:

- a 24-year-old woman was on board a TTC bus on route #75

- she was wearing a protective medical mask

- a man began insulting her for the use of the mask

- she took a picture of him

- he grabbed her in an attempt to get her camera

The man is described as in his 40s, average height, medium build, clean shaven. He was wearing metal framed glasses, a black hooded winter coat with fur on the hood, blue jeans, and a black toque.

Witnesses were nearby and the police are appealing for them to contact investigators at 51 Division.

A photograph of the man is released and attached. Anyone who recognizes him is urged to get in touch with 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 Gherardt Williams, 51 Division



Investigators are trying to identify the man pictured as part of an assault investigation

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Missing man, Yonge Street and Bloor Street area, William Fleet, 64


Missing man, Yonge Street and Bloor Street area, William Fleet, 64

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 3:40 PM
13 Division:  416-808-1300

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

William Fleet, 64, was last seen on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., in the area of Yonge Street and Bloor Street.

He is described as 5’9”, 130 lbs., with short grey hair.

He was last seen wearing a dark navy blue jacket, light blue t-shirt, black pants, and grey shoes. He uses a walker.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1300, 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 Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Matthew Blacklaws 13 Division



Missing woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Michelle Slaa, 38


Missing woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Michelle Slaa, 38

Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 9:16 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Michelle Slaa, 38, was last seen on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at approximately 8 a.m., in the Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

She is described as 5’8”, with a slight 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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Thomas Comeau, 51 Division



Missing woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Michelle Slaa, 38

Friday, February 07, 2020

Missing woman, Jarvis Street and Maitland Street area, Elizabeth Johnson, 40


Missing woman, Jarvis Street and Maitland Street area, Elizabeth Johnson, 40

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 6:32 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Elizabeth Johnson was last seen on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 3 p.m., in the Jarvis Street and Maitland Street area.

She is described as 5'2", 161 lbs., with shoulder-length bleached blonde hair, and green eyes.

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.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Paul Shanly, 51 Division



Missing woman, Elizabeth Johnson, 40

Missing woman, Elizabeth Johnson, 40

Arrests made in Kidnapping and Firearms investigation, Two men and a woman charged


Arrests made in Kidnapping and Firearms investigation, Two men and a woman charged

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 6:05 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of arrests made in a kidnapping and firearms investigation.

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, the Toronto Police received a call for service regarding a kidnapping.

It is alleged that:

- a man was kidnapped

- he was released by his captors, with serious injuries, at a marina in the Bronte Street and Lakeshore Road West area of Oakville

- he was treated for his injuries in hospital and released

It was determined this incident took place in the city of Toronto.

Members of 51 Division Major Crime Unit were able to identify the suspects and, with the assistance of the Emergency Task Force, Guns and Gangs Task Force, Community Response Units from 51 Division, 12 Division, and 53 Division, executed three search warrants around the city of Toronto.

Zamaan Yusuf, 23, Danna Millan, 22, and Patrick Celaj, 23, all from Toronto, were each charged with:

1. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
2. Kidnapping
3. Forcible Confinement
4. Aggravated Assault
5. Assault with a Weapon
6. Robbery with a Firearm
7. Use Firearm in the Commission of Indictable Offence
8. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
9. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
10. Careless Storage of a Firearm
11. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
12. Threaten Death
13. Point Firearm
14. Extortion
15. Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (crack cocaine)
16. Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (fentanyl)

They appeared in court at Old City Hall on Thursday, February 6, 2020, 10 a.m., room 101.

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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Nuri, 51 Division