Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Suspect sought in break and enter investigation, Adelaide Street East and Berkeley Street area, Security images released




Suspect sought in break and enter investigation, Adelaide Street East and Berkeley Street area, Security images released

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying a suspect as part of a break and enter investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Thursday, July 9, 2020, a man attempted to gain entry into a property in the Adelaide Street East and Berkeley Street area

- the incident was captured on a home security camera system

- after failing to get into the home, the man fled and proceeded to break into another property in the area

- nothing was stolen

Images of the suspect have been released in a bid to identify him. Anyone who recognizes the man, or has any information about the break ins, is urged to call police.

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.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Ashley Pickford, 51 Division



Friday, July 24, 2020

Missing man, Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area, Wendel Martin, 32


Missing man, Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area, Wendel Martin, 32

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 4:46 PM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

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

Wendel Martin, 32, was last seen in June, 2020, in the Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as white, 5’8”, with an average build, and brown eyes. There is no clothing description available.

There is no picture available.

Police are concerned for his safety.

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.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Therese Irving-Peckam, 14 Division


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Gashawbeza Kefene, 36


Missing man, Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area, Gashawbeza Kefene, 36

Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 5:53 PM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

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

Gashawbeza Kefene, 36, was last seen on Thursday, July 9, 2020, in the Gerrard Street East and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as 5’9", 170 lbs., with a medium build. He has short black curly hair, brown eyes, and a beard. There are no clothing descriptions available at this time.

If located, do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

Police are concerned for his safety.

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.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rodney Domaso, 14 Division



Missing man, Gashawbeza Kefene, 36

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Community action leads to five arrests, Two loaded handguns and drugs recovered


Community action leads to five arrests, Two loaded handguns and drugs recovered

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:40 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Five people have been arrested as part of a drugs investigation in the Regent Park area.

On Friday, July 17, 2020, 51 Division Neighbourhood Community Officers - who cover Regent Park - received information from the public about drug activity in the area.

An investigation was launched and five individuals have been arrested. It is alleged two loaded handguns and illicit drugs were also recovered.

51 Division would like to thank the public for their help in bringing this investigation to the point of arrests and charges.

Kal Tekolla, 23, of Toronto, George Legault, 23, of Toronto, Rondell Solomon, 20, of Ajax, Dawit Solomon, 23, of Toronto, and a 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, were all arrested and charged jointly with:

1) Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Prohibited
2) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
3) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
4) Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition
5) Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition
6) Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
7) Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Knowing its Possession is Prohibited
8) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
9) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
10) Careless Storage of a Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device, or Ammunition
11) Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
12) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
13) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
14) Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition in a Motor Vehicle
15) Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2) - Fentanyl
16) Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2) - Crystal Methamphetamine
17) Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2) - Powder Cocaine
18) Possession of Schedule I Substance For the Purpose of Trafficking CDSA 5(2) - Oxycodone
19) Possession for the purpose of Selling Cannabis - Cannabis Act 10(2)
20) Possession of proceeds of crime under $5000

They were all scheduled to appear at Old City Hall, on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 114.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact police.

***Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.***

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 Abdul Nuri, 51 Division



alleged firearms recovered


Missing Man Located, Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area, Robert Doyle, 50


Missing Man Located, Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area, Robert Doyle, 50

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 2:37 PM
52 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Robert Doyle, 50, was last seen on Saturday, June 6, 2020, in the Jarvis Street and Shuter Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Sunday, July 19, 2020 at 5:54 p.m.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Veralyn Perdon, 51 Division


Missing Man, Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Ehab Ahdab, 28


Missing Man, Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Ehab Ahdab, 28

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:43 AM
14 Division:  416-808-1400

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

Ehab Ahdab, 28, was last seen on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in the Queen Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

He is described as 5'6", 165 lbs., with black curly hair, brown eyes, and a beard.

Police are concerned for his safety.

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 Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Shane Rolland, 14 Division


Missing Man Ehab Ahdab, 28

Sunday, July 19, 2020


Public assistance requested, Man Wanted in numerous Break and Enter investigations, Richard Alexis, age 35, Image attached

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 4:30 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a man wanted for a number of break and enter investigations throughout the city.

Richard Alexis, 35, of Toronto, is wanted for:

1. 3 counts of Possession of Property Obtained by crime over $5000
2. 1 count Flight while pursued by Peace Officer
3. 1 count Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance
4. 3 counts Fail to Comply Probation

He is described as: 5'10", 182 lbs., brown eyes, short black hair. If you know of his whereabouts, please contact police.

If you have any information, please call 416-808-5100 or 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 Paul Walker, 51 Division



Man Wanted Richard Alexis

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Mischief Investigation, Bond Street and Gould Street, Three people charged


Mischief Investigation, Bond Street and Gould Street, Three people charged

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 5:30 PM
52 Division:  416-808-5200

On Saturday, July 18, 2020, at approximately 9:20 a.m., police attended the area of Queen’s Park in regards to a Mischief.

It is alleged that:

- a man and two women were seen vandalizing a statue and surrounding concrete embankments in the area of Bond Street and Gould Street

- they left the area and police were called

It is further alleged that:

- police located the van at Queen’s Park

- a woman got out of the van, taking tubs of paint, and joined a crowd of people

- two men were located in the van, they were covered in paint

All three were arrested.

Police seized tubs of paint, spray paint, sidewalk chalk, stencils and rope from the van.

Daniel Gooch, 35, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Three counts of Mischief Under $5,000
2. Conspiracy To Commit a Summary Offence

Danielle Smith, 47, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Three counts of Mischief Under $5,000
2. Conspiracy To Commit a Summary Offence

Jenna Reid, 35, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Three counts of Mischief Under $5,000
2. Conspiracy To Commit a Summary Offence

All three were provided access to counsel.

Daniel Gooch, and Danielle Smith have been released on a Promise to Appear.

Jenna Reid has been held for a Show Cause and will appear in court, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at Old City Hall courts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, 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 Ueberholz, 52 Division


Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Missing person located, Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area, Demetrio Salazar, 63, Also known as Maria Del Monte


Missing person located, Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area, Demetrio Salazar, 63, Also known as Maria Del Monte

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 6:37 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Demetrio Salazar, 63, was last seen on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at 12 p.m., in the Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area.
See previous release.

He was located on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

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Police Constable Robert Reid, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Vera Lyn Perdon, 51 Division



Sunday, July 12, 2020

Missing Man, Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area, Demetrio Salazar, 63


Missing Man, Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area, Demetrio Salazar, 63

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 11:57 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Demetrio Salazar, 63, was last seen on Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., in the Dundonald Street and Yonge Street area.

He is described as 5'9, short grey hair and wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a grey polo shirt, blue jeans, brown shoes and bracelets. He also has lanyard with the Pride flag on it. He has a Spanish accent.

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 Charles Ricci, 51 Division



Missing Man, Demetrio Salazar, 63

Missing Man, Esplanade and Jarvis Street area Shaun Bolden, 18


Missing Man, Esplanade and Jarvis Street area Shaun Bolden, 18

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 8:02 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

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

Shaun Bolden, 18, was last seen Friday, June 26, 2020 in the Esplanade and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as 160 lbs., medium build, short black hair.

Last seen wearing blue jeans, blue sneakers and white shirt.

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 Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jason Lee, 51 Division



Missing Man, Shaun Bolden, 18

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Gun and Drug investigation, Moss Park, Three arrests made


Gun and Drug investigation, Moss Park, Three arrests made

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 8:50 AM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of arrests made in a gun and drug investigation.

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m., officer were patrolling Moss Park.

It is alleged that:

- officers saw a drug transaction between two men

- the men were arrested and a quantity of fentanyl was seized

- also seized was a loaded Smith & Wesson .40 calibre semi-automatic firearm

- a tent in the park was being used to prepare and sell drugs

Matthew Stewart, 20, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
4. Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon Knowing No Authority
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Carry Concealed Weapon
7. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
8. Three counts of Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
9. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5000
10. Seven counts of Fail to Comply with Probation
11. Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited

He will appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

Rebecca Parades, 20, of Mississauga, is charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
3. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
4. Possess Prohibited/Restricted Weapon Knowing No Authority
5. Careless Storage of a Firearm
6. Carry Concealed Weapon
7. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
8. Three counts of Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
9. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000

She will appear in, court at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

Gabriel Nanie, 18, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Possession for the Purpose of a Schedule I Substance
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime Under $5,000
3. Carry Concealed Weapon
4. Possess Weapon Dangerous to Public Peace
5. Eight counts of Fail to Comply Probation

He will appear in court, at Old City Hall, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., in room 101.

It is further alleged that, during the investigation, officers seized:

- 25 grams of Fentanyl
- 6.81 grams of Cocaine
- $822 dollars

Officers will continue to perform regular patrols of this area in response to numerous complaints from the community.

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 Cory Fougere, 51 Division