Friday, November 20, 2020

Public Safety Alert, Police investigating suspected drug overdoses in downtown core, Possibly linked to five deaths


Public Safety Alert,
Police investigating suspected drug overdoses in downtown core,
Possibly linked to five deaths

Broadcast time: 16:30
Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
Unit: 51 Division
Phone: 416-808-5100
Case #: 2020-2193225

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

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 10:49 a.m., officers along with Toronto Fire and medics responded to a report that a person had fallen ill in the Bleeker Street and St James Avenue area.

It is reported:
- an 18-year-old man, of Toronto, had collapsed from a suspected drug overdose
- emergency services provided first aid but he was later pronounced dead

It is believed that:
- in the past week there have been four other suspected overdoses where people have died
- the deaths are linked to Fentanyl being distributed in the area of Bleeker Street and St James Avenue

The Toronto Police Service also wants to remind people that if they are taking drugs, including Fentanyl, to use extreme caution and do not take them alone.

If anyone suffers serious physical illness after consuming a narcotic, they should 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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Joel Evans, 51 Division

Monday, November 16, 2020

Missing Man Located, Dundas Street East and George Street, Leonard Timmins, 76


Missing Man Located, Dundas Street East and George Street, Leonard Timmins, 76

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2125655

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

Leonard Timmins, 76, was last seen on Thursday, November 5, 2020, in the Dundas Street East and George Street area.

See previous release

He was located on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 9:30 a.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Vera Lyn Perdon, 51 Division



Thursday, November 12, 2020

Missing girl located, Seaton Street and Gerrard Street East area, Rosemira Pereira, 16

 


Missing girl located, Seaton Street and Gerrard Street East area, Rosemira Pereira, 16

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:33 PM
51 Division: 416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2139638

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

Rosemira Pereira, 16, was last seen on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 10 p.m., in the area of Seaton Street and Gerrard Street East, area.

See Previous release

She was located on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:35 a.m.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Marc Madramootoo, 51 Division


Missing man, Yonge Street and Dundas Street West area, Raymond Conlogue, 71


Missing man, Yonge Street and Dundas Street West area, Raymond Conlogue, 71

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 8:48 AM
52 Division: 416-808-5200

Case #: 2020-2144814

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

Raymond Conlogue, 71, was last seen on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 7 p.m., in the Yonge Street and Dundas Street West area.

He is described as 6'0", 200lbs, with short grey hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a yellow winter coat, blue jeans and grey shoes.

Police are concerned for his safety.

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 Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Jacob Golow, 52 Division



Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Missing man located, Dundas Street East and George Street area, Thomas Ransome, 65

 

Missing man located, Dundas Street East and George Street area, Thomas Ransome, 65

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 8:40 PM
51 Division: 416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2075642

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

Thomas Ransome, 65, was last seen on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 5:40 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and George Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Marc Madramootoo, 51 Division


Missing girl, Seaton Street and Gerrard Street East area, Rosemira Pereira, 16

Missing girl, Seaton Street and Gerrard Street East area, Rosemira Pereira, 16

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 2:31 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2139638

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

Rosemira Pereira, 16, was last seen on Saturday, November 7th, 2020, at 10:00 p.m., in the area of Seaton Street and Gerrard Street East, area.

She is described as 5'6, thin build, long black hair with brown eyes.

Last seen wearing a grey blazer, white long sleeve shirt, shorts with Nike shoes.

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 Marc Madramootoo



Monday, November 09, 2020

Missing Man, Dundas Street East and George Street, Leonard Timmins, 76


Missing Man, Dundas Street East and George Street, Leonard Timmins, 76

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 2:08 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2125655

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

Leonard Timmins, 76, was last seen on Thursday, November 5, 2020, in the Dundas Street East and George Street area.

He is described as 5'8", 141 lbs., medium build, with straight white hair, and blue eyes. He uses a walker and walks leaning over. He was last seen wearing a beige/white wool sweater, blue cargo pants and silver/grey shoes.

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 Marc Madramootoo, 51 Division



Sunday, November 08, 2020

Missing Man, Church Street and Maitland Street area, Peter Acres Wells, 76

 


Missing Man, Church Street and Maitland Street area, Peter Acres Wells, 76

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 1:52 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2114083

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

Peter Acres Wells, 76, was last seen Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in the Church Street and Maitland Street area.

He is described as 5'10", 160 lbs., with grey and black hair, and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing light pants, a beige-coloured coat and a cast on his right arm.

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 Rachel Packer, 51 Division



Thursday, November 05, 2020

Suspect sought in Firearm Investigation, Sackville Street and Oak Street area, Security Images and Video Released

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 4:45 PM
51 Division: 416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2061778

The Toronto Police are requesting the public’s assistance in a firearm investigation.

On Friday, October 30, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., police responded to a person with a gun radio call in the Sackville Street and Oak Street area.

It has been reported that:

- a man in his 20s had chased a group of six people

- the man then pointed a firearm at the group of people who were running away

- the man was then seen in the grass area near townhomes holding a firearm

The man in his 20s is described as having a light complexion, approximately 5'8, medium build, wearing a red baseball cap with a logo on the front, red hooded jacket with the hood up around his face, black face mask, navy blue jeans, grey and white shoes, and was seen carrying a dark coloured satchel across his torso with red and black strap.

Security camera images and video have been 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 Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Djo Kawaya, 51 Division






Arrest made in Attempt Murder Investigation, Church Street and Wellesley Street East, Zelt Felix, 20

 

Arrest made in Attempt Murder Investigation, Church Street and Wellesley Street East, Zelt Felix, 20

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 5:15 PM
51 Division:  416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2096961

On Thursday, November 5, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Toronto Police Service received a call for an Unknown Trouble in the area of Church Street and Wellesley Street East.

It is alleged that:

- a 40-year-old man was involved in an altercation with a number of people

- the man sustained multiple stab wounds

- the man was transported to hospital for serious, non-life-threatening injuries

With the assistance of 51 Division's Neighbourhood Community Officers, the suspect was identified and located.

Zelt Felix, 20, of No Fixed Address, has been arrested and charged with:

1. Attempt Murder
2. Aggravated Assault
3. Assault with a weapon
4. Three counts of Fail to Comply Release Order

He is to appear in court, at College Park, on Friday, November 6, 2020.

Officers would like to thank the public and local community groups for their assistance in this investigation.

A number of witnesses observed the altercation and investigators are asking anyone with information or video footage 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 Christopher Skelton, 51 Division



Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Traffic Fatality 31/2020, Cherry Street and Mill Street

Traffic Fatality 31/2020, Cherry Street and Mill Street

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 7:20 PM
Traffic Services: 416-808-1900

Case #: 2020-2092644

On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 12:40 p.m., police received a report of a collision between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian at Mill Street and Cherry Street.

It is reported that:

- a 64-year-old man was operating a 2001 Mack Cement Truck eastbound on Mill Street at Cherry Street

- a 67-year-old woman was crossing Cherry Street going from the west side to the east side

- the cement truck made a right turn, striking the woman who was in the crosswalk

- she suffered significant injuries and succumbed to her injuries at the scene

The investigation is ongoing by members of Traffic Services.

Police are asking local residents, business, and drivers, who may have security or dash-camera footage of the area or incident, to contact investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1900, 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 Detective Graeme Philipson, Traffic Services, for Superintendent Scott Baptist, Traffic Services


Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Shooting Investigation, Dundas Street East and River Street area, Security camera images released


Shooting Investigation, Dundas Street East and River Street area, Security camera images released

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 6:50 AM
Organized Crime Enforcement: 416-808-2510

Case #: 2020-1498407

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing shooting investigation.

On Monday, August 10, 2020, at 9:54 p.m., police responded to a Sounds of Gunshots call in the Dundas Street East and River Street area.

It is reported that:

- a black sports utility vehicle travelling southbound stopped near Dundas Street East and River Street

- the driver and two passengers brandished firearms from inside the vehicle and began shooting at five youths sitting on a porch

- there were no injuries as a result of the shooting

- the vehicle left southbound on River Street and went west on Dundas Street East

The suspect vehicle is described as an Infinity QX70 or similar model. Security camera images have been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2510, 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 Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Tanouye, Centralized Shooting Response Team, Guns and Gangs Unit





Monday, November 02, 2020

Missing man, Shuter Street and Jarvis Street area, Anwar Yacob, 63

 


Missing man, Shuter Street and Jarvis Street area, Anwar Yacob, 63

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 7:35 AM
51 Division: 416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2075610

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

Anwar Yacob, 63, was last seen on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 9:51 p.m., in the Shuter Street and Jarvis Street area.

He is described as 6’0", 130 lbs., with a medium build, receding white hair, full grey beard, brown eyes and a fair complexion. He was last seen wearing an long olive green winter jacket, grey pants, black toque and grey shoes with white soles.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Mark Tracey, 51 Division




Missing man, Dundas Street East and George Street area, Thomas Ransome, 65

 


Missing man, Dundas Street East and George Street area, Thomas Ransome, 65

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 7:22 AM
51 Division: 416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-2075642

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

Thomas Ransome, 65, was last seen on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 5:40 p.m., in the Dundas Street East and George Street area.

He is described as 5’3”, with a thin to medium build, shoulder-length grey hair, and is unshaven. There are no clothing descriptions available at this time.

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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Marc Madramootoo, 51 Division