Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Public Safety Alert, Several Suspected Overdoses in Downtown Toronto


Public Safety Alert, Several Suspected Overdoses in Downtown Toronto

Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 10:30 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

It is reported that:

- between Thursday, April 23, 2020 and Monday, April 27, 2020, police responded to a number of reports of overdoses in the downtown area

- over 48 hours several people had fallen ill after taking an unknown narcotic

- multiple treatments of Naloxone were given

- two people died in private residences

The Toronto Police also wants to remind people that if they are using drugs, please be extremely cautious and do not take them alone.

If anyone encounters serious physical illness after consuming a narcotic, they are advised to attend a hospital emergency room or walk-in clinic immediately for treatment. For a referral to a substance abuse treatment facility, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health can be reached at 1-800-463-2338.

For more information please visit Toronto Public Health website.

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 Sergeant Daniel Hoffmeyer, 51 Division



Thursday, April 23, 2020

Missing Man, Dundas Street East and George Street area, George Osborne, 72


Missing Man, Dundas Street East and George Street area, George Osborne, 72

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 11:41 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

George Osborne he was last seen on Sunday, April 19, 2020, in the Dundas Street East and George Street area in Toronto.

He is described as 5'10', slim build, unshaven grey beard and green eyes. He was wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans.

The Toronto Police Service 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 Crispin Barnes, 51 Division



Missing Man, Dundas Street East and George Street area, George Osborne, 72

Monday, April 20, 2020

Missing man located, Gerrard Street East and George Street area, Robert Wilson, 80


Missing man located, Gerrard Street East and George Street area, Robert Wilson, 80

Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:42 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Robert Wilson, 80, was last seen on Friday, April 17, 2020, in the Gerrard Street East and George Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Connor Vaivods, 51 Division


Sunday, April 19, 2020

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


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

Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 12:11 PM
33 Division:  416-808-3300

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their 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.

See previous release.

He was located on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at approximately 11:35 p.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Kristina Gomzi, 32 Division


Saturday, April 18, 2020

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


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

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 12:55 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. He was last seen wearing a black coat, and grey sweatpants. He was carrying a white backpack and a red suitcase.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3300, 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 Felice Buccieri, 32 Division



Missing boy, Kervinton Marcelo, 17

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Man and Woman Arrested for Three Retail Robberies and Two Retail Thefts, Gerald Baker, 25 and Chatima Powless, 37


Man and Woman Arrested for Three Retail Robberies and Two Retail Thefts, Gerald Baker, 25 and Chatima Powless, 37

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 4:00 PM
Hold Up:  416-808-7350

The Toronto Police Service Hold Up Squad would like to make the public aware of two arrests made in relation to three retail robberies and two retail thefts.

Between Monday, March 16, 2020, and Friday, April 3, 2020, three retail store robberies and two retail store thefts were committed at LCBO locations across the Toronto area.

It is alleged that:

- a man and woman entered the LCBO stores

- the man and woman took numerous bottles of liquor off the shelves and filled-up large hockey equipment bags that they brought with them

- the man was armed with a large knife that he waved around at store employees and threatened them

- in one of the incidents, a store Security Officer was cut on the hand by the knife

Hold Up Squad investigators, with the assistance of 51 Division Major Crime Unit, determined the identity of the man and woman and located them.

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, Gerald Baker, 25, of Toronto was arrested. He is charged with:

1. three counts of Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2. two counts of Disguise with Intent
3. two counts of Possession of a Weapon
4. two counts of Carry Concealed Weapon
5. Uttering Threats
6. Theft Under
7. two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
8. four counts of Fail to Comply with Probation Order
9. six counts of Fail to Comply with Release Order

He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 10 a.m., room 101.

On Saturday, April 11, 2020, Chatima Powless, 37, of Toronto was arrested. She is charged with:

1. Robbery with an Offensive Weapon
2. two counts of Theft Under
3. Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

She was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 10 a.m., room 101.

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 or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Insp. Lauren Pogue, Hold Up



Friday, April 10, 2020

Public Safety Alert, Email Extortion Scam


Public Safety Alert, Email Extortion Scam

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 2:30 PM
Primary Report Intake, Management and Entry (PRIME):  416-808-2222

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an email phishing scam which tries to extort money out of recipients.

It is reported that:

- an unknown person has sent a mass email to members of the public

- the email includes the recipient's email password

- the email states the sender is in possession of compromising or explicit photos and/or videos of the recipient

- the email requests $1900 (or other amount) in bitcoin or the photos and video will be released to the recipient's friends

- the majority of emails are being sent from an Outlook account to a Hotmail email address


The Toronto Police would like to advise that emails of this nature are a phishing scam in a bid to extort money from the receiver.

If, after receiving this email, you believe these photos/videos may exist please contact 416-808-2222 to report the incident.

You can report the incident online with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (i.e.: telemarketing), advance fee fraud, Internet fraud(Phishing scams) and identification theft complaints.

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, 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.

Connie Osborne, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Hugh Ferguson, Priority Operations



Thursday, April 09, 2020

Woman Wanted in Assault investigation, Update, Hilary Hamelin, 28, arrested


Woman Wanted in Assault investigation, Update, Hilary Hamelin, 28, arrested

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 4:00 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating a woman wanted in an assault investigation.

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, officers began an investigation into an assault that took place in the Parliament Street and Carlton Street area.

See previous news release.

On Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Hillary Hamelin, 28, of Toronto, surrendered herself.

She appeared at Old City Hall, on Thursday, April 9, 2020.

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 Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Anthony Hampton, 51 Division


Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Woman Wanted in Assault investigation, Hilary Hamelin, 28


Woman Wanted in Assault investigation, Hilary Hamelin, 28

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 4:40 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a woman wanted in an assault investigation.

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, officers began an investigation into an assault that took place in the Parliament Street and Carlton Street area.

It is alleged that:

- two people became involved in an altercation

- a 22-year-old woman was assaulted

Hilary Hamelin, 28, of Toronto, is wanted on a bench warrant for:

1) Assault
2) two counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance
3) Fail to Comply with Probation

She is believed to be violent. If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

A photograph of her is released.

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 Anthony Hampton, 51 Division



Woman wanted in Assault investigation, Hilary Hamelin, 28

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Public Safety Alert, Multiple Suspected Overdoses in Downtown Toronto


Public Safety Alert, Multiple Suspected Overdoses in Downtown Toronto

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 12:30 PM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

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

Since Tuesday, March 31, 2020, officers have responded to multiple suspected overdoses in the west end of the downtown area.

It is reported:

- over 48 hours several people had fallen ill after taking an unknown narcotic

Anyone who becomes ill while consuming a narcotic, are advised to attend a hospital emergency room or walk-in clinic immediately for treatment.

For a referral to a substance abuse treatment facility, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health can be reached at 1-800-463-2338.

For more information please visit Toronto Public Health.

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 Rodney Damaso, 14 Division


Homicide #16/2020, O'Keefe Lane and Gould Street, Update, Victim Identified as Mamadou Drame, 25


Homicide #16/2020, O'Keefe Lane and Gould Street, Update, Victim Identified as Mamadou Drame, 25

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:18 AM
51 Division:  416-808-7400

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.

See previous release.

The vcitim has been identified as Mamadou Drame, 25, of Toronto.

Homicide investigators continue to appeal to 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.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Stephen Matthews, Homicide



Mamadou Drame, 25, is the victim of Homicide #16/2020