Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Attempted Child Abduction Investigation, 50 Carlton Street, Mattamy Athletic Centre


Attempted Child Abduction Investigation, 50 Carlton Street, Mattamy Athletic Centre

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public's assistance in an attempted child abduction investigation.

The incident happened on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at approximately 9 p.m., during a women's hockey game, at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, located at 50 Carlton Street.

It is reported:

- a man attempted to abduct a boy inside the building on the concourse level

- a person intervened and the boy was able to break free

- the man was unsuccessful and fled the area

The man is described as white, 19-20, 5'8", medium build, and clean shaven.

Investigators have exhausted all leads and are now reaching out to the public for further information. They would like to speak to any witnesses who can assist in this investigation and in particular, the person who intervened.

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 Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Ferreira, 51 Division Youth & Family Services



Monday, March 23, 2020

Homicide #16/2020, O'Keefe Lane and Gould Street


Homicide #16/2020, O'Keefe Lane and Gould Street

Broadcast time: 09:40, Monday, March 23, 2020

51 Division:  416-808-7400

Case #: 2020-580138

On Saturday, March 21, 2020, at 7:41 p.m., officers responded to a call for the sound of gunshots at O'Keefe Lane and Gould Street.

It is reported that:

- officers located a man suffering from gunshot wounds

- the man was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased

A post-mortem examination was conducted on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

There are a number of businesses that have security camera video of the area. Investigators urge anyone with security footage, dashcam video, or any information concerning this incident, to contact police.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Toronto Police announces changes to on-street parking enforcement


Toronto Police announces changes to on-street parking enforcement

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 4:47 PM
Parking Enforcement:  416-808-6600

The Toronto Police Service has been working closely with our City of Toronto Emergency Management partners in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been taking advice from public health officials and making decisions that balance our need to provide community safety with maintaining the health and safety of our members.

Given the changing needs of our city, particularly for those who are now working from home, caring for others, or trying to ensure the flow of goods and services, the Toronto Police is making adjustments to parking enforcement, effective immediately.

Until further notice, parking enforcement has been suspended for the following offences:

- On-Street Permit Parking Areas
- On-Street Time Limit Offences such a 1, 2 and 3 Hour Parking
- North York Winter Maintenance Bylaw
- Expired Vehicle Validation License Plates
- Boulevard Parking
- School Zones with posted No Stopping/No Standing/No Parking Signage

The above parking offences may be enforced in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety, and/or of community concern exists. Parking Enforcement Officers will continue to have discretion to use enforcement tools as necessary to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles in the city.

All other parking offences will continue to be enforced. This includes no stopping, no standing and no parking offences, rush hour routes and also pay and display/metered areas where payment is required. This is to ensure an adequate level of street parking, traffic flow, and maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services



Saturday, March 14, 2020

Missing boy, Kervinton Marcelo, 17, Sherbourne Street and Richmond Street East area


Missing boy, Kervinton Marcelo, 17, Sherbourne Street and Richmond Street East area

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:06 PM
33 Division:  416-808-3300

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

Kervinton Marcelo, 17, was last seen on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 12 p.m., in the Richmond Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

He is described as 5’8”, 100 lbs., with a slim build, short black hair, and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, 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 Felice Buccieri, 32 Division

Missing boy, Kervinton Marcelo, 17

Public Safety Alert, Stolen Medication, Parliament Street and Shuter Street area


Public Safety Alert, Stolen Medication, Parliament Street and Shuter Street area

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:50 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of a quantity of stolen medication.

It is reported that on Saturday, March 14, 2020, a quantity of medication was stolen from the Parliament Street and Shuter Street area.

The medication included 120 Percocet pills and 84 Diazepam pills.

The medication could be dangerous and potentially fatal if ingested, especially by children.

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 Constable Lisa Dulude, 51 Division


Thursday, March 05, 2020

Missing man, Gerrard Street East and River Street, Moin Chowdhury, 34


Missing man, Gerrard Street East and River Street, Moin Chowdhury, 34

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:56 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Moin Chowdhury, 34, was last seen on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in the Gerrard Street and River Street area.

He is described as 6'1", 210 lbs., with short brown hair, brown eyes, and unshaven.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, black sweater, black winter coat, black grey boots.

He may be driving a 2011 Honda CRV with license CBMD142.

Officers 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 Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Carlos Demelo, 99596




Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Arrest in Sexual Assault investigation, John Vialva, 61


Arrest in Sexual Assault investigation, John Vialva, 61

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:40 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Friday, June 22, 2018, a clinical aid sexually assaulted a 62-year-old woman who was a patient at St. Michael’s Hospital

It is further alleged that:

- between Friday, May 10, 2019 and Sunday, September 1, 2019 a clinical aid sexually assaulted a 52-year-old woman patient at St. Michael’s Hospital

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, John Vialva, 61, of Toronto, surrendered to police. He was arrested and charged with:

1. three counts of Sexual Assault

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park Courts on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 10 a.m.

John Vialva worked as a clinical aid at St. Michael's Hospital from 2016 until December, 2019. Prior to that he worked in the Palliative Care unit, also at St. Michael’s.

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.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Anthony Hampton, 51 Division Youth and Family Service



John Vialva, 61 has been arrested in Sexual Assault investigation.