Monday, January 18, 2021

Missing Man Located, Queen Street East and Yonge Street area, Kefene Gashawbeza, 37


Missing Man Located,
Queen Street East and Yonge Street area,
Kefene Gashawbeza, 37

Broadcast time: 12:51
Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Unit: 14 Division
Phone: 416-808-1400
Case #: 2021-80407

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

Kefene Gashawbeza, 37, was last seen on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in the Queen Street East and Yonge Street area.

See previous release.

He was located on Saturday, January 16, 2021.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Shane Rolland, 14 Division


Friday, January 15, 2021

Missing Woman, Yonge Street and College Street, Desiree Tomlinson, 25

 


Missing Woman,
Yonge Street and College Street,
Desiree Tomlinson, 25

Broadcast time: 14:53
Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
Unit: 51 Division
Phone: 416-808-5100
Case #: 2021-47630

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

Desiree Tomlinson, 25, was last seen on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, in the Yonge Street and College Street area. She was reported missing to police on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

She is described as thin build, short light brown hair, scars on her arms, and has a dragon tattoo on her stomach. At this time, no clothing description is available.

Police are concerned for her 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 Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable, Vera Lyn Perdon, 51 Division




Thursday, January 14, 2021

Toronto Police enforcing Stay At Home orders



Toronto Police enforcing Stay At Home orders

Broadcast time: 17:15
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Unit: Corporate Communications
Phone: 416-808-7100
Case #: N/A

On January 12, 2021, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, declared a second provincial emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

The government also issued a new Stay-At-Home order to limit mobility and reduce the number of daily contacts with those outside their immediate household. The order is requiring everyone to remain in their homes with exceptions under certain categories including for groceries, medical, pharmacy, exercise or for work that cannot be done remotely.

The Toronto Police Service will enforce this new order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) in addition to continued enforcement of the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) in partnership with the City of Toronto.

"The message from the Toronto Police Service is to stay home and stay safe. This is no longer strictly a public health issue, it is a matter of public safety," said Deputy Chief Myron Demkiw. "We each have a personal responsibility to limit our travel to essential reasons only to slow the spread of COVID-19 and try to keep our families and communities safe and support our hospitals and healthcare workers."

No element of any order provides the police with either the power to enter dwellings nor the authority to stop a vehicle for the singular purpose of checking compliance with the Stay-At-Home order.

In addition, individuals are not compelled to explain why they are out of their residence, nor is being outside prima facie evidence of a failure to comply with the stay at home order. Workers are also not required to have proof from their employer that they are travelling to or from their workplace.

Officers will focus enforcement efforts on restaurants and businesses not in compliance with closure orders and/or customer limits; responding to complaint calls for gatherings and officers will disperse and ticket gatherings of more than five people outdoors.

"Officers can exercise discretion in every situation," continued Deputy Chief Demkiw. "But, where there is evidence of non-compliance, officers will be ticketing and issuing summonses for individuals and businesses."

The public is reminded that only when an officer has reasonable and probable grounds to suspect someone has violated one of the orders under the two Acts, they may ask the person to identify themselves in order to issue a ticket or summons. If the person refuses to identify themselves for this purpose, they can be arrested and charged with obstructing a police officer.

The Service continues to work with its partners at the City of Toronto, including Toronto Public Health, to determine how the regulations for large gatherings will apply to City-owned outdoor spaces such as skating rinks and toboggan hills.

The regulations under the Stay-At-Home order can be found here.

Corporate Communications



Missing Man, Queen Street East and Yonge Street area, Kefene Gashawbeza, 37


Missing Man,
Queen Street East and Yonge Street area,
Kefene Gashawbeza, 37

Broadcast time: 16:15
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2021
Unit: 14 Division
Phone: 416-808-1400
Case #: 2021-80407

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

Kefene Gashawbeza, 37, was last seen on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, in the Queen Street East and Yonge Street area.

He is described as male, 5'9".

No clothing description, and no photograph provided to police.

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 Alex Li, Corporate Communications, for Detective Anthony Williams, 14 Division


Monday, January 11, 2021

Missing woman, Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area, Josie Ramakie, 25



Missing woman,
Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area,
Josie Ramakie, 25

Broadcast time: 19:15
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Unit: 55 Division
Phone: 416-808-5500
Case #: 2021-19523 

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

Josie Ramakie, 25, was last seen on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, in the Wellesley Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

She is described as 5’5”, 140 lbs., with a medium build, and short dark hair in an afro. There are no clothing descriptions available at this time.

Police are concerned for her safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, 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 Cheryl Tomlinson-Thompson, 42 Division



Missing man, Shuter Street and Yonge Street area, Wade Finlayson, 66

 


Missing man,
Shuter Street and Yonge Street area,
Wade Finlayson, 66

Broadcast time: 19:05
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Unit: 55 Division
Phone: 416-808-5500
Case #: 2021-63905 

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

Wade Finlayson, 66, was last seen on Friday, January 8, 2021, in the Shuter Street and Yonge Street area.

He is described as 5’9", 175 lbs., with short grey hair, a bald spot, blue eyes, and glasses. There are no clothing descriptions at this time.

Police are concerned for his safety.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, 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 Persaud, 55 Division



Sunday, January 10, 2021

Missing man located, Shuter Street and Parliament Street area, Ali Arif, 67

 


Missing man located,
Shuter Street and Parliament Street area,
Ali Arif, 67

Broadcast time: 16:06
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Unit: 51 Division
Phone: 416-808-5100
Case #: 2021-54580

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

Ali Arif, 67, was last seen on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., in the Shuter Street and Parliament Street area.

See previous release

He was located on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective John Gallagher, 51 Division



Saturday, January 09, 2021

Missing man, Shuter Street and Parliament Street area, Ali Arig, 67

 


Missing man,
Shuter Street and Parliament Street area,
Ali Arig, 67

Broadcast time: 19:55 Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021 Unit: 51 Division Phone: 416-808-5100 Case #: 2021-54580

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

Ali Arig, 67, was last seen on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at approximately 3:30 p.m., in the Shuter Street and Parliament Street area.

He is described as 5’5", with a dark complexion, bald head, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing grey pants, running shoes, and walks with a cane.

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 John Gallagher, 51 Division