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



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