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[TPS] – Super Bowl 50, Increased R.I.D.E. patrols, Sunday, February 7, 2016

In Writing (all kinds) on February 4, 2016 at 5:27 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Super Bowl 50, Increased R.I.D.E. patrols, Sunday, February 7, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 20162:46 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. On Sunday, February 7, 2016, Super Bowl 50 will take place.

There will be numerous R.I.D.E. patrols in operation throughout Toronto this weekend.

We remind everyone who will be driving to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about your transportation.

Use of transit, designated drivers and taxi services are all excellent options for safe transportation. The Toronto Police Service is also encouraging citizens to assist police in the war against impaired driving by calling 9−1−1 if they believe another driver may be impaired.

The message is clear: DO NOT DRINK OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam

In Writing (all kinds) on January 26, 2016 at 6:37 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam

Tuesday, January 26, 201612:52 PM
Primary Report Intake, Management and Entry (PRIME)
416 808 2222

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing scam where people are receiving calls from unknown individuals claiming to be employees of the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Canada Revenue Agency does not ask for immediate payments to be made through the following methods:

1) Western Union, Money Gram or wire-to-wire bank transfers to people who are from another province or country

2) Purchasing pre-paid credit cards or any gift cards and provide the card information over the phone

If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be an agent for the Canada Revenue Agency, please be aware and cautious regarding the information you are providing. Ask for any credentials and ask for a phone number to call once you have confirmed all the credentials. Please contact your local police to report the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Angelo Jansz, 33 Division

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Assistance sought identifying man and woman in Theft Over $5000 investigation, Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West area

In Writing (all kinds) on January 18, 2016 at 1:41 PM
Community Alert Toronto Police Service
Assistance sought identifying man and woman in Theft Over $5000 investigation, Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West areaNews Release #33748

Broadcast time: 11:47
Monday, January 18, 2016

14 Division
416-808-1400

Case #: 2016-77168

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an investigation concerning a Theft Over $5000.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 8:21 p.m., the Toronto Police Service responded to a call at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Bathurst St & Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V/@43.6426632,-79.4043341,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x882b34dfbb4c9acb:0x5cf90a8d93b3345).

It is reported that:

– a 32-year-old man was selling a watch online, valued at $19,600

– the man agreed to meet a male and female buyer in the area of Wellington Street and Bathurst Street

– during the conversation, the suspects took the watch and fled in a waiting vehicle

The male suspect is described as approximately 6’1

Community Alert Toronto Police Service

Assistance sought identifying man and woman in Theft Over $5000 investigation, Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West area

News Release #33748

Broadcast time: 11:47
Monday, January 18, 2016

14 Division
416-808-1400

Case #: 2016-77168

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an investigation concerning a Theft Over $5000.

On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 8:21 p.m., the Toronto Police Service responded to a call at the intersection of Bathurst Street and Wellington Street West (https://www.google.ca/maps/place/Bathurst St & Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V/@43.6426632,-79.4043341,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x882b34dfbb4c9acb:0x5cf90a8d93b3345).

It is reported that:

– a 32-year-old man was selling a watch online, valued at $19,600

– the man agreed to meet a male and female buyer in the area of Wellington Street and Bathurst Street

– during the conversation, the suspects took the watch and fled in a waiting vehicle

The male suspect is described as approximately 6’1, 25-27, medium-to-heavy-set, with a chin strap beard, wearing a waist-length brown winter coat, with multiple tattoos including a tattoo on his right wrist of a symbol resembling a music note and another tattoo at the base of the palm of his left hand, wearing a grey Oakland Raiders baseball-style cap, with tan or camel winter boots.

The female suspect is described as approximately 5’2, 25-30, 150 lbs., black hair with a small diamond stud piercing in her left nostril, wearing a heavy winter coat, 3/4-length, possibly dark-green, with camel-coloured boots.

Link to photographs of suspects and property: http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/33748

The vehicle the suspects escaped in was possibly a four-door newer-model BMW 5 series, with a beige or tan interior, dark-blue or black exterior with tinted windows.

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, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS (https://itunes.apple.com/app/toronto-police-service-mobile/id979126361) or Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ezaxess.icampus.android.torontopolice).

For more news, visit www.TPSnews.ca.

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Constable Craig Brister, Corporate Communications, for Staff Seargent Tony Paoletta, 14 Division

Message prepared by P.C. Gord Reid #1703, 14 Division.

[TPS] – Parking regulations, Public holiday enforcement

In Writing (all kinds) on December 24, 2015 at 12:02 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Parking regulations, Public holiday enforcement

Thursday, December 24, 201510:46 AM
Parking Enforcement
416-808-1600

Members of the public are reminded that most parking regulations will be in effect and enforced during the upcoming public holiday season.

The following offences will not be enforced on Friday, December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day), Saturday, December 26, 2015, (Boxing Day), and Friday, January 1, 2016 (New Year’s Day), as by-law exemptions are in effect:

On-street meter and Pay-and-Display Offences:
Payment is not required at on-street parking meters and pay-and-display machines on statutory holidays.

No Stopping and No Parking Rush Hour Routes Offences:
No Stopping and no parking rush hour routes where signs indicate a time period (e.g. 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.) and also indicateMonday to Friday.

No Stopping and No Standing Offences – Except Public Holidays:
No stopping and no standing offences where signs stipulate “Except Public Holidays.”

Enforcement of all parking regulations will continue at all other times including Monday, December 28, 2015.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Operations Supervisor Parking Enforcement West

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam

In Writing (all kinds) on November 27, 2015 at 10:27 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public Safety Alert, Canada Revenue Agency scam

Friday, November 27, 20159:21 AM
31 Division
416-808-3100

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing scam where people are receiving calls from unknown individuals claiming to be employees of the Canada Revenue Agency.

The Canada Revenue Agency does not ask for immediate payments to be made through the following venues:

1) Western Union, Money Gram or wire-to-wire bank transfers to people who are from another province or country

2) Purchasing pre-paid credit cards or any gift cards only to provide the card information over the phone

If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be an agent for the Canada Revenue Agency, please be aware and cautious regarding the information you are providing. Ask for any credentials and ask for a phone number to call once you have confirmed all the credentials. Please contact your local police to report the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Erwin Mendoza, 31 Division Fraud

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Sexual Assault Alert, Couple arrested in Child Gang Sexual Assault investigation, Police believe there may be other victims

In Writing (all kinds) on November 25, 2015 at 2:47 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Sexual Assault Alert, Couple arrested in Child Gang Sexual Assault investigation, Police believe there may be other victims

Wednesday, November 25, 20151:42 PM
33 Division
416-808-7474

On Tuesday, November 24, 2015, members of the Child and Youth Advocacy Centre arrested a man and his fiancée for the Gang Sexually Assault of a 14-year-old girl.

It is alleged that:

– the man is a math tutor

– he was the 14-year-old girl’s teacher for a number of years

– his fiancée had volunteered at the same school

– the couple befriended the girl

– the girl attended the home of the couple, in the Lawrence Avenue East and The Donway East area, on numerous occasions

– in the summer of 2014, the girl was sexually assaulted at the home by the couple

Kevin Chan, 32, and Kayla Drumonde, 23, of Toronto, are each charged with:

1) Gang Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Interference

They were scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 10 a.n., room 501.

Police believe there may be other victims. Kevin Chan has been affiliated with numerous Toronto-area schools working as a private math tutor and volunteering.

The following is a list of some of the locations he has been affiliated with:

Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate – September 2000 to June 2001
200 Fundy Bay Blvd, Toronto

Avondale Public School – September 2005 to November 2007
171 Avondale Ave, Toronto (Volunteer Teacher)

Willowdale Middle School – September 2008 to March 2009
225 Senlac Road, Toronto

Flemington Public School – March 2009 to June 2009
10 Flemington Rd, Toronto

Light in the Attic Learning, 2011
124 Eglinton Ave W, Toronto

Spirit of Math (two locations) – September 2011 to August 2014
230 The Donway West, Toronto
9291 Markham Rd, Markham

Mathnasium of Don Mills – November 2014 to November 2015
189 The Donway West, Toronto

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

The CYAC is a partnership among local community and government agencies. It is comprised of specialized child abuse investigators from the Toronto Police Service in partnership with Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Native Child & Family Services, Jewish Family & Child, SAFE-T Program (Halton Trauma Centre), Child Development Institute, the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program (The Hospital for Sick Children) and the Victim Witness Assistance Program.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes Unitwebsite.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Gregory Payne, Sex Crimes

Attachments to this release are available on our website.

[TPS] – Thursday November 12, 2015, 1 p.m., #Fraudchat: Payment Card Scams

In Writing (all kinds) on November 12, 2015 at 12:21 PM
ce Service
News Release

Thursday November 12, 2015, 1 p.m., #Fraudchat: Payment Card Scams

Thursday, November 12, 201511:09 AM
Financial Crimes
416-808-7300

Financial Literacy Month takes place during November. This year’s strategy is to help Canadians manage money and debt wisely, plan and save for the future and prevent and protect against fraud and financial abuse. The campaign’s goal is to bring together organizations from the private, public and non-profit sectors while collaborating to promote financial literacy for Canadians of all ages. The slogan for 2015 is “Count me in, Canada”.

Today, at 1 p.m., we will be joined by our special guests Canadian Payments Association, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, and Interac to answer questions regarding Financial Literacy Month. Members of the public can follow @cdnpay, @FCACan and @Interac using the hashtag #Fraudchat on twitter.

To follow #fraudchat, members of the public simply need to log on to Twitter from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST and follow the #Fraudchat hashtag. An application such as “Tweetdeck,” which allows users to separately view tweets containing this hashtag, is also helpful in following the chat.

About #Fraudchat

#Fraudchat is a bi-weekly Twitter chat that takes place on a Thursday from 1 p.m., to 2 p.m., EST on Twitter. Launched in November 2012, this program seeks to educate and exchange ideas with the public about financial crimes and fraud. The moderators for this program are Detective Gail Regan @reganfcu of the Financial Crimes Unit and members of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, @FSCOTweets.

Since November 2012, the Financial Crimes Unit has partnered with the Financial Service Commission of Ontario to educate the public about financial crimes and fraud through the use of social media.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gail Regan, Financial Crimes

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Know Your Rights at the Door

In Writing (all kinds) on November 9, 2015 at 1:52 PM

Aggressive and questionable door-to-door water heater sales tactics have become a problem throughout
Toronto. As an informed homeowner, you should know that Enbridge, Direct Energy and government
agencies do NOT promote the exchange of water heaters door-to-door. If someone does come to your
door to service your water heater without an appointment, chances are they are there to make money by
getting you to sign a new contract.

In the event that you’re approached by a door-to-door water heater salesperson, here’s a list of DOs and DON’Ts to help you protect yourself from being a victim of fraud.

DOs:

1. Always ask the salesperson for identification and which company they represent.
2. Get additional expert opinions or estimates from your water heater provider when door-to-door
salespeople assert that a replacement product is needed.
3. Ask the salesperson if you can receive a copy of their sales material or contact information to
review. Be wary if the salesperson is hesitant of leaving behind such information.
4. If you feel pressured, ask the salesperson to leave. If you feel threatened, ask them to leave and
call the police if they do not immediately comply.

DON’Ts:

1. Don’t let the salesperson into your home.
2. Don’t show the salesperson your existing contract, monthly bills or any personal information.
3. Don’t sign a contract until you have read it carefully and understand it thoroughly.
4. Don’t sign a contract if it fails to explain that, under Ontario’s Consumer Protection Act, you can cancel a contract within 10 days of receiving a written copy of the agreement without incurring a
penalty of any kind.
5. Don’t be influenced by “too good to be true” offers.

[TPS] – Traffic disruptions in the downtown core – Go Jays Go!

In Writing (all kinds) on October 14, 2015 at 10:05 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Traffic disruptions in the downtown core

Wednesday, October 14, 20159:52 AM
52 Division
416-808-5200

The American League East Champion Toronto Blue Jays are hosting the American League West Champion Texas Rangers at the Rogers Centre on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.

It is anticipated nearly 50,000 people will attend the game. Road closures will be in effect at the end of the game to assist with the safe exit of pedestrians and motorists leaving the area.

See previous release.

Due to these road restrictions and closures, traffic disruptions will occur within the downtown core.

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public to:

– make use of alternate routes to your destination

– utilize public transit

– car-pool where possible

– consider avoiding the area of the Rogers Centre, if not attending the game

– extend courtesy to all while travelling

– give yourself lots of extra time

Thank you and enjoy the game.

Go Jays Go!

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Arleen Duffy, 52 Division

There are no files attached to this release.

TPS] – Public Safety Alert, Police request assistance with violent Sexual Assault investigation, Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue East area, Security camera images of suspect released

In Writing (all kinds) on October 10, 2015 at 1:43 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public Safety Alert, Police request assistance with violent Sexual Assault investigation, Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue East area, Security camera images of suspect released

Saturday, October 10, 20151:38 PM
53 Division
416-808-7474

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with an ongoing violent Sexual Assault investigation.

On Saturday, October 10, 2015, at approximately 3 a.m., a 28-year-old woman exited a northbound TTC bus in the Yonge Street and Eglinton Avenue East area.

It is reported that:

– she was followed off the bus by an unknown man

– he approached her from behind

– he sexually assaulted her

– he initiated a brutal attack on the woman

– she was punched repeatedly about the head

– a violent struggle ensued

– he then fled in a northerly direction

He is described as medium complexion, 5’9”-5’11”, skinny build, 25-35, short black hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a tan waist-length jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Lisa Ferris, Sex Crimes

Attachments to this release are available on our website.

[TPS] – Media advisory, Thursday, September 10, 2015, noon, Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, Toronto Police Service welcomes 34 new recruits

In Writing (all kinds) on September 10, 2015 at 5:56 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Thursday, September 10, 2015, noon, Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, Toronto Police Service welcomes 34 new recruits

Thursday, September 10, 2015 – 4:59 AM
Corporate Services Command
416-808-0603

The Toronto Police Service is pleased to be hosting a graduation ceremony for 34 new police recruits on Thursday, September 10, 2015, at the Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, starting at noon.

In attendance for this special occasion will be Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services; Chief Mark Saunders; Toronto Police Services Board member Dr. Dhun Noria, and a number of other dignitaries.

The graduating class is representative of Toronto’s diverse cultural community and brings a superior level of varied knowledge and abilities to the Service, including language skills, previous military or policing experience and post-secondary education.

The class of 34 is composed of 38.2% visible minority members, with women comprising 26.5%. Of the class, 88.2% successfully completed post-secondary education and 20.6% have previous military or policing experience. . A total of 52.9% of the class speak a language other than English. Those languages include Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Greek, Mandarin, Patois, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukranian and Vietnamese. Of the 18 new recruits who speak a second language, 11.8% speak two or more languages other than English.

If you are interested in pursuing a rewarding career with the Toronto Police Service, please visit our websitewww.torontopolice.on.ca/careers or call 416/808-JOIN (5646).

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Ann Marie Henry, Employment Unit

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Media advisory, Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m., Forest Manor Public School, 25 Forest Manor Road, “Are you FOCUSED on school?” Campaign launch

In Writing (all kinds) on September 8, 2015 at 4:38 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 7 a.m. – 10 a.m., Forest Manor Public School, 25 Forest Manor Road, “Are you FOCUSED on school?” Campaign launch

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 – 4:29 AM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a service priority for the Toronto Police Service. On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 7 a.m., the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the Toronto District School Board, will be launching the annual back-to-school campaign “Are you FOCUSED on school” (Frequent Offences the Community and Road Users See Every Day). This initiative will begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, and conclude on Friday, September 11, 2015.

Police officers, Parking Enforcement Officers, as well as representatives from the TDSB, will be on hand at Forest Manor Public School, 25 Forest Manor Road, from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Officers will be conducting an enforcement initiative which will educate parents and children on back-to-school safety tips, addressing traffic safety concerns occurring in and around the school zone.

This campaign will focus on road-users who jeopardize the safety of the public through their poor decisions and behaviours. All police officers and Parking Enforcement Officers will be paying attention to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians who commit offences in the vicinity of school zones, including offences related to pedestrian crossovers, crosswalks, intersections and high-risk mid-block crossing.

Enforcement will also be targeting aggressive driving offences, prohibited turns, and distracted driving behaviours, along with “No Stopping” and “No Parking” restrictions within school zones.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Constable Giancarlo Marrelli, Traffic Services

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Media advisory, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nicole’s Run, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road

In Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Nicole’s Run, Centennial Park, 256 Centennial Park Road

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 12:59 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

On Wednesday, August 19, 2015, members of the Toronto Police Service, led by 22 Division, will host Nicole’s Run, at Centennial Park in Etobicoke.

Nicole’s Run is a 5K Run and 1K Family Walk to recognize the 30th anniversary of Nicole Morin’s abduction, with net proceeds going to support the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (MissingKids.ca).

The event will also feature community partners Toronto Crime Stoppers and Victim Services Toronto, as well as Police Dog Services and the Mounted Unit, along with other fun activities for younger guests such as face painting and a bouncy castle.

Special guests include the Justice League Runners.

The media is invited to attend the event:

– 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Registration
– 6:30 p.m.: Opening Remarks
– 7 p.m.: Run/Walk Start
– 8 p.m.: Candlelit Vigil

Last-minute registrations for the run will be welcome at the event or, members of the public who do not wish to run/walk are encouraged to join us for the event at no cost. Donations of any size would be appreciated.

For more information, please contact Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, at 647-530-8911 or meaghan.gray@torontopolice.on.ca.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Man charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Patrick Pearsall, 50, facing 35 charges, Police believe there may be other victims

In Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Toronto Police Service
News Release

Man charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Patrick Pearsall, 50, facing 35 charges, Police believe there may be other victims

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 11:16 AM
Sex Crimes
416-808-8500

The Toronto Police Service is alerting the public to an arrest in a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is alleged that:

– through a third party, a man contacted an 18-year-old woman on social media

– the women agreed to meet them in Toronto

– during May 2015 and June 2015, the man sexually assaulted the woman numerous times

On Friday, August 14, 2015, Patrick Pearsall, 50, of Toronto, was arrested. He was charged with:

1) 17 counts of Sexual Assault
2) 17 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a person with a disability
3) Fail to comply with probation

He was scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Thursday, August 20, 2015, 10 a.m.

Members of the public continue to contact investigators with information. Based on the public’s assistance, police believe there may be other victims.

The news conference is available on the Toronto Police Service YouTube page.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-8500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

There are a number of organizations which provide advice and assistance to youth who need a helping hand. Some of these organizations are http://www.kidshelpphone.ca (1-800-668-6868), http://www.protectchildren.ca, http://www.cybertip.ca and http://www.needhelpnow.ca.

This project has been made possible by a grant from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Kim Gross, Sex Crimes Unit, Child Exploitation Section

Attachments to this release are available on our website.

[TPS] – Public Safety Alert, Distraction Thefts, Police believe there may be other victims

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public Safety Alert, Distraction Thefts, Police believe there may be other victims

Friday, August 14, 2015 – 1:58 PM
14 Division
416-808-1400

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of Distraction Thefts targeting seniors.

It is reported that:

– on Friday, June 5, 2015, a 64-year-old woman was in front of her home in the Dupont Street/Ossignton Avenue area

– a white four-door car stopped beside the woman and the driver motioned for her to come closer

– the occupants of the vehicle asked the woman for directions to the highway

– one of the passengers asked the woman to try on a necklace

– when the woman declined, the passenger proceeded to place a necklace and a ring on the woman

– as the passenger put the new jewelry on the woman, they removed her existing jewelry

– the car then drove away

The driver was described as 30-35, with a thin build, round face, and short hair.

The front passenger is described as a woman, 25-30, with a thin build and brown hair.

The rear passenger is described as a woman, 25, with a thin build and short hair.

It is also reported that:

– on Saturday, June 27, 2015, a 78-year-old man was outside his home in the Bellwoods Avenue/Queen Street West area

– a grey vehicle stopped beside the man and a female passenger asked him for directions to the highway

– the passenger told the man he reminded her of her father and she wanted to give him something

– the passenger placed rings in the man’s hand and a necklace around his neck

– as the passenger placed new jewelry on the man, she removed his existing jewelry

– the vehicle drove away

There is no description available for the driver.

The passenger is described as a brown woman in her early-mid 40s.

There was a five-year-old girl in the back seat.

It is also reported that:

– on Thursday, July 9, 2015, an 85-year-old woman was in the Hallam Street/Gladstone Avenue area

– a blue four-door car pulled up beside her

– the passenger said, “Hi mom,” to which the woman replied, “I am not your mother.”

– the passenger reached out of the vehicle and grabbed the woman’s hand

– the passenger removed all the rings from the woman’s hand

– when the woman demanded her rings back, the passenger placed four new rings into the woman’s purse pocket

– the car drove away

The driver is described as a man with brown or olive complexion, 24-25, with a tall, thin build, and short, straight dark-brown hair

The passenger is described as a woman with brown or olive complexion, mid-20s, with a thin build, and straight shoulder-length brown hair

It is also reported that:

– on Saturday, July 25, 2015, an 80-year-old woman was in the Afton Avenue/Beaconsfield Avenue area

– a grey or green vehicle stopped beside her

– the passenger exited the vehicle and asked the woman to have a seat

– the woman sat on a ledge as the passenger told her about her mother who was sick in hospital

– the passenger placed jewelry on the woman and removed her existing jewelry

– the passenger then returned to the vehicle and it drove away

The driver is described as a brown man.

The passenger is described as a brown woman, early-mid 30s, 5’5″, with a heavy build, wearing a brown head scarf.

It is also reported that:

– on Saturday, August 4, 2015, a 60-year-old man was in front of his home in the Dundas Street West/Claremont Street area

– a silver or grey car stopped beside him

– a passenger approached the man asking for directions to a hospital

– another passenger pointed a handgun towards the man

– the passenger who asked for directions removed the man’s jewelry using lubricant and gave him new jewelry

– the passenger kissed the man on the cheek before returning to the car and drove away

The driver and two passengers are described as brown men, 20-30, with medium builds.

The passenger who asked for directions is described as a brown woman, 20-30, 5’6″, with a medium build and short brown hair.

It is also reported that:

– on Friday, August 7, 2015, a 79-year-old woman was in front of her home in the Gladstone Avenue/Waterloo Avenue

– a woman approached her fence and shouted for her to come over, asking for directions to the hospital

– the woman hugged her and placed new jewelry on her while removing her existing jewelry

– the woman got into the back seat of a dark grey car and drove away

The woman is described as white, 5’1″, with a medium build, and short brown hair.

There is no description for the driver.

Similar Distraction Thefts have been taking place across the Greater Toronto Area. The suspects in these crimes distract the victims by giving them worthless jewelry while stealing expensive jewelry, such as rings and necklaces.

The suspects appear to targeting victims who speak little or no English.

Police believe there may be other victims.

The public is reminded to keep vigilant for these suspects in their neighbourhoods and to report any suspicious behaviour to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.>.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Iris Fleckeisen, 14 Division

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – 41 Division Reducing Collisions Campaign, Monday, August 10, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

41 Division Reducing Collisions Campaign, Monday, August 10, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015 – 4:59 AM
41 Division
416-808-4100

The Toronto Police Service will continue to be diligent in education and enforcement strategies to enhance the safety of the public, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, within our communities. Increased enforcement during the 41 Division Reducing Collisions Campaign, will take place during the week of Monday, August 10, 2015 to Sunday, August 16, 2015.

Motorists are encouraged to obey all rules of the road and be aware of their surroundings. Motorists are also encouraged to slow down and they are encouraged to refrain from using any hand-held device that may distract then while driving.

High-accident locations and intersections will be targeted and see increased enforcement. The enforcement initiatives for community safety will also continue throughout the year.

All officers from 41 Division will pay particular attention to those motorists who run traffic lights and stop signs, commit offences at pedestrian crossovers and crosswalks and include turning offences, unsafe lane changes and speeding offences. Officers will also be concentrating on distracted driving and motorists using hand-held devices.

All motorists and pedestrians should also be encouraged to avoid using electronic devices, whenever they are on or near the roadways.

For further information, please contact Sergeant John Murphy at 416-808-4053 or john.murphy@torontopolice.on.ca.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant John Murphy, 41 Division Traffic Enforcement Unit

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – LET US ALL BE OBSERVANT TO ENHANCE NEIGHBOURHOOD SAFETY‏

In Writing (all kinds) on May 8, 2015 at 5:47 PM
Community Alert Toronto Police Service
LET US ALL BE OBSERVANT TO ENHANCE NEIGHBOURHOOD SAFETY

Greetings Subscribers,
42 Division has been experiencing a spike in Residential Break and Enters over the past several weeks and we are asking for your assistance by being observant and on the look-out for anything that looks out of the ordinary or suspicious in your neighbourhood.

The suspects have been targeting homes where the front of the residence is either concealed or obstructed by overgrown bushes, hedges, trees or glass enclosed vestibules.

In several of these break-ins, investigation has revealed that the suspects had been acting as door-to-door solicitors or canvassing in an attempt to avoid suspicion or detection.

One of the most effective tools the police have for fighting and preventing crime is the people of our community. You know who lives and works in your area, plus who doesn’t appear to belong or is acting suspicious.

What makes a person a suspicious person?

• knocking on your door and asking for a random name or address
• walking along the street and checking out properties
• looking into cars and walking onto personal property of others
• door-to-door solicitors who don’t have proper identification/literature or knowledge of the product(s) or service(s) that they are supposedly soliciting.(e.g. lawn care and not being able to provide a price list or quote of services offered)
• person(s) found on private property, in areas that are not normally accessible to members of the public. (e.g. in a backyard behind a gate/fence or secured garages)

What to do if you see a suspicious person?

• observe the person’s movements and direction of travel
• obtain the best detailed description of the suspicious person(s)
• do not count on others to call the police
• report suspicious people or vehicles on your street or neighbourhood to police at 416-808-2222
• if you witness, or are the victim of, a Break-and-Enter in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately

How to increase your personal and home security

• if a stranger comes to your door, do not let him or her in and always ask for identification
• have monitored alarm and video surveillance systems installed
• keep list of serial numbers for home electronics
• don’t keep large amounts of jewellery or money at home, use a secured safe
• make sure your front door is clearly visible to pedestrian traffic. If shielded by overgrown shrubbery, cut, trim or remove any overgrown shrubbery or trees
• lighting can be a great security measure. Consider installing lights controlled by timer or motion detectors.
• make certain that ladders, ropes or any other tool that would make it easier for someone to gain entry into your home are locked securely away
• remove any garbage or recycling containers from the bottom of driveways

If you see someone doing something you know is illegal or locate an unauthorized person in a secure area, call police right away. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get to you, and the better our chances of locating the person you saw.

During the month of April, 2015, there have been five residential entries where a white van was seen in the northwest area of Scarborough. If you see a white cube van in your neighbourhood that does not appear to have any legitimate business in your neighbourhood, please try to obtain a plate number and a direction of travel and call to report it.

In one of the these break-ins, the homeowner observed a man entering the front door. The man then turned and fled on foot.

The witness described the man as white, late teens or early 20s, 5’7″-5’9″, thin build and having short buzzed brown hair.

REMINDER
42 Division Open House and Community Rummage Sale is tomorrow Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 11am to 4pm.

Local residents are invited to come to 42 Division and meet the officers at the station. There
will be a police dog, horse and several police vehicles on display for the people to pose for
photographs alongside. There will be station tours, free hot dogs (while supplies last), an
Electronic Child Fingerprinting booth and our Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC)
and Chinese Police Community Liaison Committee (CCLC) community rummage sale.

Thank You
Police Constable Gary Gomez
Crime Prevention Officer
42 Division
416 808-4220
gary.gomez@torontopolice.on.ca

[TPS] – Update on Arrests in Human Trafficking investigation, Three people face 43 charges‏

In Writing (all kinds) on March 31, 2015 at 2:04 PM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Update on Arrests in Human Trafficking investigation, Three people face 43 charges

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 1:58 PM
Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

On Friday, February 27, 2015, the Toronto Police Service Human Trafficking Enforcement Team started an investigation into a Human Trafficking occurrence.

It is alleged that:

– a girl, 14, was forced into the sex-trade industry

– she was taken to a hotel in Toronto where she were forced to work as a sex-trade worker

– she was forced to hand over a large quantity of money to the accused

– she attempted to leave the control of the accused; upon doing so, she was held against her will

– the incident escalated and hotel security were called at which time she asked for assistance and police were called

On Friday, February 27, 2015, Sage Finestone, 21; Nicholas Faria, 19; and Natasha Robitaille, 18, were arrested and charged.

All three have been charged with the following offences:

1) Trafficking in Persons
2) Trafficking in Persons under 18 years
3) Material Benefit – Trafficking
4) Material Benefit – Trafficking under 18 years
5) Material Benefit from Sexual Services
6) Material Benefit from Sexual Services under 18 years
7) Procuring or Exercising Control
8) Procuring or Exercising Control under 18 years
9) Advertising Sexual Services
10) Advertising Sexual Services

As a result of the press release for the above occurrence, another victim contacted police and spoke to members of the Sex Crimes Human Trafficking Enforcement Team.

See previous release.

It is alleged that:

– some time in January 2015, a 16-year old girl was procured into the sex trade by one of the accused

– she was picked up from outside of Toronto area and driven to a downtown Toronto hotel

– the girl was forced to provide sexual services over the course of two days by the three accused

– she was then forced to turn all the money over

– the girl eventually managed to find an opportunity to escape

– the accused became upset and began calling and messaging her, threatening to cause her harm if she didn’t return

On Monday, March 16, 2015, all three were each charged with:

1) Trafficking in Persons under 18 years
2) Material Benefit – Trafficking
3) Material Benefit – Trafficking under 18 years
4) Exercising Control
5) Procuring – Person under 18 years (Robitaille Only)

Police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), orLeave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Peter Brady, Human Trafficking Enforcement Team

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Media advisory, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Headquarters, media gallery, News conference, Human Trafficking investigation, Police Appeal to Public‏

In Writing (all kinds) on March 31, 2015 at 7:42 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Headquarters, media gallery, News conference, Human Trafficking investigation, Police Appeal to Public

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 – 7:37 AM
Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., in the media gallery at headquarters, the Toronto Police Services Sex Crimes will update the media on a Human Trafficking investigation.

Inspector Joanna Beaven-Desjardins, Unit Commander of Sex Crimes; Michele Anderson, Human Trafficking Specialist for Covenant House; and Dawn Harvard, President of Native Women’s Association of Canada, will speak at the news conference.

The news conference will be broadcast on Bell TOC and livestreamed on YouTube.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

[TPS] – Media advisory, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7 p.m., Headquarters, lobby, Service awards, 121 TPS members and two community members recognized for unselfish acts of bravery, courage, exceptional performance of duty and dedicated service

In Writing (all kinds) on March 25, 2015 at 6:02 AM
Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7 p.m., Headquarters, lobby, Service awards, 121 TPS members and two community members recognized for unselfish acts of bravery, courage, exceptional performance of duty and dedicated service to the community

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – 5:59 AM
Corporate Risk Management
416-808-7096

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 7 p.m., in the lobby at headqyarters, 121 members of the Toronto Police Service and two members of our community will be recognized for unselfish acts of bravery, courage, exceptional performance of duty and for dedicated service to the community.

The presentations will be made by Toronto Police Services Board Chair Dr. Alok Mukherjee and Chief William Blair.

For further information, please contact Ms. Renee Angco at 416 808-7096 or Corporate Communications at 416 808-7100.

View the Award Presentation program.

[TPS] – ROBBERIES OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS USING ONLINE CLASSIFIED WEBSITES‏

In Writing (all kinds) on February 11, 2015 at 2:01 PM

ROBBERIES OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS USING ONLINE CLASSIFIED WEBSITES

42 Division would like to remind our community members to be extra vigilant when using online classified websites such as Kijiji and Craigslist. Some of these websites are quite extensive and provide local classifieds with regards to forums for jobs, housing, merchandise for sale, personals, services, as well as information on local community events..
The suspects are contacting and meeting the victims under the guise of buying or selling property then robbing them at the locations or taking them somewhere else.

People are urged to be very careful when meeting people through any classified advertisement.

If you are planning on purchasing or selling merchandise on the classified websites, the following are suggested:

1. Have someone accompany you to conduct the transaction.

2. Make arrangements to meet in a very public place frequented by many people.

3. Let someone know where and when you are meeting the person.

4. Have your telephone pre-dialled to someone who you have pre-arranged to call the police if they receive a non-verbal call from you. If you get into trouble, push the send button.

5. Be observant and if something does not seem right, do not continue with the arrangement. Immediately leave the location and if applicable, call the police.

6. Do not agree to meet at another location. Disregard the transaction if the other person insists on meeting somewhere else in order for them to obtain the money or the merchandise after they meet you at the original location, or going to another location to complete the deal.

Safety is the most important part of the equation.

Thank You

Police Constable Gary Gomez # 6528
42 Division Crime Prevention Officer
416 808-4220
gary.gomez@torontopolice.on.ca

[TPS] – Media advisory, Monday, November 3, 2014 to Sunday, November 9, 2014, “STEP UP and Be Safe” pedestrian safety campaign‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Monday, November 3, 2014 to Sunday, November 9, 2014, “STEP UP and Be Safe” pedestrian safety campaign

Sunday, November 2, 2014 – 6:00 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be identified as a Toronto Police Service priority with an increased focus on pedestrian safety, especially seniors.

Collision analysis shows that pedestrian fatalities represent approximately 60% of yearly traffic fatalities in Toronto. A total of 23 pedestrians have lost their lives this year. This represents over 66% of traffic fatalities in Toronto from January 1, 2014 to date. Seniors, in particular, are among the most vulnerable road users. To date, there have been nine senior pedestrian fatalities, representing 39% of pedestrian fatalities.

“STEP UP and Be Safe,” a pedestrian safety campaign, will begin Monday, November 3, 2014 and will conclude at midnight Sunday, November 9, 2014. The Toronto Police Service will continue to be diligent and promote education initiatives and associated enforcement strategies to enhance pedestrian safety.

November, the month that daylight savings time is introduced, has traditionally been the month when pedestrians are involved in the most collisions.

All police officers and Parking Enforcement Officers will be paying particular attention to those motorists, cyclists and pedestrians who commit offences in the vicinity of pedestrian crossovers, crosswalks, intersections, school zones (particularly primary schools) and crossing areas frequented by seniors.

Pedestrians are encouraged to avoid using distracting electronic devices when interacting with vehicular traffic.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Human Trafficking investigation leads to rescue of one woman and one girl, Firearms recovered and drugs seized‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Human Trafficking investigation leads to rescue of one woman and one girl, Firearms recovered and drugs seized

Friday, October 10, 2014 – 4:05 PM
Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, members of the Sex Crimes – Human Trafficking Enforcement Team conducted an investigation in the Keele Street and Denbigh Crescent area.

It is alleged that:

– one woman, 18, and one girl, 16, were forced into the sex trade by two men

– the men posted advertisements online of the victims which depicted them in various states of undress

– the victims were forced to turn over the money they made from providing sexual services

– the men and victims became involved in a dispute over the situation

– one of the men pulled two loaded firearms out of his waistband and pointed them at the victims inside an apartment

– the men threatened to kill the victims and showed them the ammunition in the firearms

– the victims were terrified and immediately called 911

– officers from 31 Division responded and located the victims

Criminal Code search warrants were prepared for two apartments and for a vehicle associated to the men. The warrants were executed and the following recovered:

– Highpoint 9mm Luger loaded semi-automatic firearm
– Ruger 45 calibre loaded semi-automatic firearm
– Ammunition
– Large quantity of crack cocaine and powder cocaine
– Large quantity of marihuana
– Large quantity of currency (proceeds of crime)
– Counterfeit USA Currency
– Cellular phones, electronics and documents

Omar Dewdney, 28, of Toronto, is now wanted for:

1) Trafficking in Persons
2) Trafficking in Persons Under the Age of 18
3) Receive Material Benefit from Trafficking in Persons
4) Exercise Control
5) Living off the Avails
6) Sexual Exploitation
7) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
8) Point Firearm
9) Threaten Death
10) Breach of Prohibition Order
11) Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
12) Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
13) Possession of Proceeds of Crime
14) Possession of Counterfeit Money

Soloman Houlder, 20, of Toronto, is now wanted for:

1) Trafficking in Persons
2) Trafficking in Persons under the age of 18
3) Receive Material Benefit from Trafficking in Persons
4) Exercise Control
5) Living off the Avails
6) Sexual Exploitation
7) Make Child Pornography
8) Unauthorized Possession of Firearm X2
9) Breach of Prohibition Order
10) Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
11) Possession of Marihuana for the Purpose of Trafficking
12) Possession of Proceeds of Crime
13) Possession of Counterfeit Money

If these two men are located, do not approach them. They are to be considered armed and dangerous. Call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Rob Heitzner, Sex Crimes – Human Trafficking Enforcement Team

Attachments to this release are available on our website.

[TPS] – Toronto Police Service Asian Women General Information/PREP Session, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Toronto Police Service Asian Women General Information/PREP Session, Saturday, December 6, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street

Friday, October 3, 2014 – 3:00 PM
Employment
416-808-5646

The Toronto Police Service Employment Unit – Recruiting Section will be hosting an Asian Women General Information/PREP Session on Saturday, December 6, 2014. The information session provides important information about how to become a police officer with the Toronto Police Service. This will be followed by a practice PREP session which provides practical knowledge of the physical requirements for the position.

The session will be held at the Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, in Toronto, and will be conducted by members of the Toronto Police Service Employment Unit – Recruiting Section.

This information session is only open to new candidates. Registration is required. Please contact:

PC Cindy Chung #9329 – Sinderela.Chung@torontopolice.on.ca
PC Debbie Martell #8771- Deborah.Martell@torontopolice.on.ca
PC Joe Lee #9033- Joseph.Lee@torontopolice.on.ca
PC James Wong #5412- Chunmanjames.Wong@torontopolice.on.ca

We encourage Asian women (age 18 or above) who are interested in a career in law enforcement to come forward and participate in the event.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter:

Facebook Employment
Facebook Discover Policing
Twitter TPS Recruiting

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Staff Sergeant Joni Sousa, Employment

There are no files attached to this release.

[TPS] – Arrest made in Human Trafficking Investigation, Man faces 6 charges, Photograph Released‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Arrest made in Human Trafficking Investigation, Man faces 6 charges, Photograph Released

Monday, September 29, 2014 – 2:30 PM
Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the Toronto Police Service’s Human Trafficking Enforcement Team began an investigation into a Human Trafficking occurrence.

It is alleged that:

– an 18-year-old woman was forced to work as an exotic dancer and sex trade worker over a two week period

– she was coerced with threats into the sex trade

– she travelled between Ottawa and Toronto for the purpose of working in the sex trade

– she was forced into turning over her earnings to the accused

On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., Ashor Anwia, 20, of Ottawa, was arrested.

He has been charged with the following:

1) Trafficking in persons by recruiting
2) Material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons
3) Exercise control
4) Procure person to become a prostitute
5) Forcible confinement
6) Fail to comply Probation

He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East at 10 a.m.

Police are concerned there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Peter Brady, Human Trafficking Enforcement Team

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

[TPS] – Arrest made in Human Trafficking investigation, Man faces 10 charges, Photograph Released‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Arrest made in Human Trafficking investigation, Man faces 10 charges, Photograph Released

Monday, September 29, 2014 – 1:38 PM
Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

On Friday, September 26, 2014, the Toronto Police Service’s Human Trafficking Enforcement Team began an investigation into a Human Trafficking occurrence.

It is alleged that:

– a 30-year-old woman was forced into the sex trade

– she travelled between Ottawa and Toronto for the purpose of working in the sex trade

– she was forced to reach a quota of $2,000 per day

– she was assaulted by the accused when she tried to leave

– she was forced into turning over her earnings to the accused

On Friday, September 26, 2014, Michael Stephen Johnson, 36, of Toronto, was arrested.

He has been charged with the following:

1) Trafficking in persons by recruiting
2) Material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons
3) Trafficking in persons withhold documents
4) Exercise Control of Person for Prostitution
5) Living on avails of prostitution
6) Uttering threats
7) Assault
8) Forcible Confinement
9) Obstruct peace officer
10)Fail to comply with recognizance

He was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East at 10 a.m.

Police are concerned there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Peter Brady, Human Trafficking Enforcement Team

An attachment to this release is available on our website.

[TPS] – Pedestrian Safety Awareness‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Pedestrian Safety Awareness

Thursday, August 21, 2014 – 3:38 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Pedestrian safety initiatives, delivered by the Toronto Police Service, are designed to promote cooperative safety strategies, with members of our communities, using awareness, education and enforcement.

Collision analysis has shown that pedestrian fatalities represent approximately 50% of yearly traffic fatalities in Toronto. To date, 14 pedestrians have lost their lives in Toronto this year. Read the rest of this entry »

This is Why it May be Best Not to Put Your Address on Your CV

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Sexual Assault Alert, Fake job application through Kijiji

Monday, June 16, 2014 – 3:50 PM
31 Division
416-808-3100

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

It is reported that:

– a 21-year-old woman applied for a job online through Kijiji

– under the rouse of a job interview for Corerite Salvage Logistics, the woman agreed to meet a representative of the company at a local coffee shop

– however, the representative showed up at the woman’s home, accompanied by another woman

– the representative began engaging the woman in sexually inappropriate conversation, then sexually assaulted her

The representative is described as a white man, 45-50, 6’3″ to 6’5″, with a skinny build, greying beard, and bad teeth.

The woman who accompanied the representative is described as black with medium complexion, approximately 25, with a chubby build.

Police believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

A sexual assault is defined as any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes Unit website.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Richard Proctor, 31 Division

Home Security Tips – Lock your doors and windows‏

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Home Security Tips – Lock your doors and windows

Home Security Tips:


Most thieves look to steal small, expensive easy to carry & conceal items such as cash, wallets, purses, credit cards, identification, jewellery and electronic equipment. Remember to take steps to safe guard these items. Don’t give a thief a free opportunity, remember to lock your doors and windows especially with the nice weather we are currently enjoying..


• Make sure all doors, windows and skylights to your house and garage are always closed and locked.


Deadbolt locks should have the following features:


• minimum of 5.6 cm (2 1/4 inch) interlocking bolts to hold the cylinder together


• pick-resistant cylinder


• drill-resistant cylinder


• twist-resistant, tapered hardened steel, or free-spinning cylinder guard


• hardened steel bolt, minimum 2.5 cm (1 inch) long (when thrown). Level 2 style bolt is cut resistant.


• alarm system


• after market locks, stoppers for sliding doors and windows


• security film for glass (laminate)


• Park your vehicle in a locked garage if possible.


• Keep your vehicle locked at all times.


• Use your exterior lighting. Regularly check to ensure all exterior lighting around your home is powered and operational.


• Install exterior lighting around the complete perimeter of your home if you don’t already have it.


• If you have a back alley or easement, be sure no unauthorized person can get into this area.


• Beware of landscaping that may provide cover or concealment for someone lurking around your home.


• Trim back trees and bushes on your property. Make use of hostile plants with thorns to keep out unwanted people.


• Ask your neighbours to keep an eye on your home with the promise you’ll do the same for them. Concentrate on houses where people are away on vacation.


• Be aware of your surroundings and what is going on in your neighbourhood.


• Report any suspicious person(s) or events to the police.


People going away should take extra steps to help ensure home security. Put lights on timers, make arrangements to cancel newspaper delivery, have door to door flyers picked up and have someone check your home regularly. Never leave notes or recorded messages which let people know you are not home.


You should report suspicious people or events to the police at once.


Contact numbers:


9-1-1 Should be used for the following emergencies:


•Crime in progress – situations where the safety of people or property are at risk
•Fire
•Medical emergency
•Vehicle accident with injuries


416-808-2222 is the Non-emergency number.


 


P.C. Gord Reid #1703


14 Division, Crime Prevention.

 

[TPS] – Toronto Police Service supports provincial Drive Safe! campaign against driving under influence of drugs‏

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News Release


Toronto Police Service supports provincial Drive Safe! campaign against driving under influence of drugs

Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 4:28 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

The Toronto Police Service is supporting the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police’s 2014 Drive Safe! R.I.D.E. traffic safety campaign (#DriveSafeONT), which will focus on the dangers associated with driving under the influence of prescription medicines and illegal drugs: depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, inhalants, cannabis, etc.

A 2010 study published in the Journal of Traffic Injury Prevention concluded that more than 10 per cent of drivers, randomly pulled over for a survey, tested positive for drug use compared to eight per cent who had been drinking alcohol. A 2012 study (http://ow.ly/wNop5) found a two-fold increase in the risk of an accident if there is any measurable amount of THC (active ingredient in cannabis) in the bloodstream.

“We are proud to support this important public-safety campaign. Driving after consuming alcohol poses tremendous dangers for motorists, other drivers, and pedestrians. Choosing to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming certain prescription drugs or illegal substances can be just as dangerous,” said Superintendent Gord Jones of Toronto Police Service, Traffic Services. “Not only are you putting yourself and others in physical danger, but legal consequences are just not worth the risk.”

The campaign features a public information booklet with information on driving while impaired (alcohol and drugs), as well as traffic collision reporting, protecting consumers from fraud, and Ontario’s racing, seat-belt, and distracted-driving laws. To download the new “The Eyes Have It: Stoned Driving is Impaired Driving” booklet, please visit www.oacp.ca.

The 2014 Drive Safe! R.I.D.E. traffic safety campaign is made possible through the support of Accident Support Services International Ltd., arrive alive DRIVE SOBERŽ, Allstate Canada Group of Companies, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, Canadian Tire Corporation, Canpar Courier, Government of Ontario, Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council, Personal Injury Alliance, RSR-Global, Smart Serve Ontario, Spirits Canada, Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, Trillium Automobile Dealers Association, and VIA Rail Canada.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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[TPS] – Arrests in Human Trafficking/Juvenile Prostitution investigation, Two men, one woman face 19 charges, Police believe there may be more victims‏

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News Release


Arrests in Human Trafficking/Juvenile Prostitution investigation, Two men, one woman face 19 charges, Police believe there may be more victims

Monday, April 14, 2014 – 2:50 PM
Sex Crimes
416-808-7474

On Friday, March 28, 2014, the Toronto Police Service started a Human Trafficking/Juvenile Prostitution investigation.

It is alleged that:

– a girl, 17, was assaulted, threatened and forced into becoming a prostitute by two men and one woman

– she was transported, by the three people, between hotels in Mississauga and Scarborough for the purpose of prostitution

– all of her money, her phone, and personal belongings were taken

– she was kept, against her will, in hotel rooms, constantly guarded

On Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 4 p.m., three people were arrested.

Michael Campbell, 30, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Procuring a Person to become a Prostitute
2) Exercise Control
3) Living on the Avails of Prostitution
4) Trafficking in Persons
5) Receive a Material Benefit from Trafficking in Persons
6) Uttering a Death Threat
7) Forcible Confinement
8) Extortion
9) Use of Imitation Firearm during the Commission of an Indictable Offence
10) Under 18-Telecommunication Agreement to Commit Sexual Offence

Timothy Hewton, 23, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Living on avails of juvenile prostitution
2) Trafficking in persons
3) Material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons
4) Use of imitation firearm during commission of an indictable offence

Serena Timbury Welcome, 20, of Toronto, was charged with:

1) Living on avails of juvenile prostitution
2) Trafficking in persons
3) Material benefit resulting from trafficking in persons
4) Exercise control
5) Forcible confinement

They were all scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Monday, April 14, 2014, room 101, 10 a.m.

Police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective David Correa, Sex Crimes

Please remember this Thursday's street proofing workshop‏

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Please remember this Thursday’s street proofing workshop

Sponsored by Toronto Police Service  11 Division & 11
Division CPLC

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
7 – 9 PM
(doors open @ 6:30pm)
BISHOP MARROCCO/THOMAS MERTON C.S.S.
1515 Bloor St. W
(Steps from the
Dundas W. Subway Stn.)

Everyone is Welcome!
No Charge for Admission

MJKO Boxing – Wave Your Flag TO2015 10 Week Pam Am Games Boxing Challenge‏

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MJKO Boxing – Wave Your Flag TO2015 10 Week Pam Am Games Boxing Challenge

When:
Starts: March 1, 2014 Cost: FREE
Ends: May 10,
2014
Saturdays 1:15 pm -3:15 pm
No Class Easter weekend April 19,
2014
Where:
Harbourfront Community Centre Dance 627 Queens Quay W, Toronto ON
M5V3G3(Bathurst and Queens Quay)
About the Challenge
In conjunction with the 2015 Pan Am Games being held in Toronto we are having
the “MJKO, Wave Your Flag, Boxing Challenge“ Participants will learn proper Pan
Am Games Style Boxing and some interesting facts about some of the 41 countries
boxing at the games. On the first day of class each participant will be
assigned a country from one of the 41 competing countries at the games. They
will represent that country for the 10 Week Challenge. Students will be taught
different boxing styles used from around the world. After checking the
internet or other sources of their choice, students will have the opportunity
to share some interesting facts about the country they choose with respect to
their history participating in the Pan Am Games. Snacks highlighting food
from some of the 41 countries will be provided at the end of every class.
Students will be encouraged to learn how to say “good game” in the language
of the country they are representing. A Community Champion medal will be
given out each week for the participant who:
1. Has the best attitude
2. Shows an inclusive environment
3. Show the
spirit of the games
We will have the 14 School Watch Officers participating in this challenge
also.
THIS IS A NON CONTACT PROGRAM FOCUSING ON BOXING TECHNIQUES AND HEALTHY
LIVING. BEST SUITED FOR AGE 6 AND UP ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME.
To register email: michelle.fletcher@mjko.ca (Limited
spots available)
OPENING CEREMONIES MARCH 1, 2014 MEET PACHITHE TO2015 PAN AM GAMES
MASCOT.
Message prepared by P.C. Gord Reid #1703, 14 Division for @MJKOBOXING Miranda
Kamal, Mentoring Juniors Kids Organization, Excutive Director.
Poster: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=678974088806679

WOMEN’S STREET PROOFING WORKSHOP‏

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WOMEN’S STREET PROOFING WORKSHOP

Sponsored by Toronto Police Services –   11 Division & 11
Division CPLC
THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2014
7PM – 9 PM
(doors open @ 6:30PM)
BISHOP MARROCCO/THOMAS MERTON C.S.S.
1515 Bloor St. W
(Steps from the
Dundas W. Subway Stn.)
 Be a SURVIVOR, don’t become a victim!
 Become attuned to the
ENVIRONMENT
 Learn what OFFENDERS fear the most?
 Assess your
STRENGTHS  & WEAKNESSES
 FIGHT, FLIGHT or COMPLY? The choice
is yours!

Students and Teens Welcome!!!!

14 Division CPLC Community Safety Scholarship‏

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14 Division CPLC Community Safety Scholarship

WHAT DOES THIS PROGRAM OFFER?
Scholarship recipients receive:
-Up to a $4,000 scholarship to cover tuition fees for first year of post
secondary education or training (college, university, trade school,
apprenticeship)
-Opportunity for second year scholarships of up to $4,000 to
be applied directly to your tuition if you attend one of the following
institutions:
-Ryerson University, University of Toronto, York
University, Humber College, George Brown College, Seneca College or OCAD
University.
Everyone who applies for a scholarship will receive:
Employment services offered through St. Stephen’s Community House Employment
and Training Centre. Assistance in looking for and getting a job, one-on-one
job counselling to assist you with resume writing, job searching, and job
matching to connect you with employers offering jobs in your area of
interest.
Who is Eligible?
High school students and/or recent high school graduates involved in
anti-racism, diversity and/or building healthy communities, AND those who can
answer yes to all of the following:
-A Canadian citizen or permanent resident?
-25 years old or younger in May
2014?
-Entering into your first year of post-secondary education or
training?
-Planning to attend a recognized Canadian post-secondary
educational or training program (college, university, career academy,
apprenticeship…) in the upcoming academic year?
-Able to demonstrate a need
for financial assistance?
AND if you are
14 Division CPLC Community Safety Scholarship: A resident of Toronto, living
within the Toronto Police Service 14 Division service boundaries and/or attends
school within the boundaries of 14 Division (from Jameson/Landsdowne east to
Spadina, Lake Ontario north to the North-CP Railway line/Dupont see www.torontopolice.on.ca/d14/neighbourhoods.php
with demonstrated leadership and involvement with issues of community safety
within 14 Division neighbourhoods.
WHEN IS THE APPLICATION DUE?
Friday, March 14 2014, 4:30pm
Please email your completed application packages to areej@scaddingcourt.org.
If you cannot scan and email pages with signatures, you may drop off a hard
copy of your application to:
Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas St. West
Toronto, ON M5T
2W6
Attention: Areej Hasso
Link to application form: http://www.scaddingcourt.org/pdflibrary/2014scholarship-application_jan28.pdf
If you would like to donate, please follow this link and choose 14-Division
CPLC Community Safety Scholarip: https://www.canadahelps.org/dn/12377
Message prepared by P.C. Gord Reid #1703, 14 Division.

[TPS] – Message from Toronto Police Service, Constable John Zivcic‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Message from Toronto Police Service, Constable John Zivcic

Monday, December 2, 2013 – 2:16 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

It is with great sadness that we inform the members of the Toronto Police Service and the public that Constable John Zivcic succumbed to his injuries at 12:35 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Toronto Police horses sweep the awards at North American Police Equestrian Competition‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Toronto Police horses sweep the awards at North American Police Equestrian Competition

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – 2:00 PM
Mounted and Police Dog Services
416-808-1700

This past weekend members of the Toronto Police Service Mounted Unit participated in the North American Police Equestrian Championships in Richmond, Virginia. Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Media Advisory Toronto Police Service launches “Back to School – Back to Basics, Remember Road Safety” campaign Tuesday, September 3, 2013‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media Advisory Toronto Police Service launches “Back to School – Back to Basics, Remember Road Safety” campaign Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013 – 3:00 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900 Read the rest of this entry »

Child car seat safety inspection clinic‏

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Child car seat safety inspection clinic

This Saturday May 11th take advantage of the child car seat safety inspection clinic being held at 11 Division – 2054 Davenport Road.  11AM until 3PM.  First come first served.  Please install the seat and it will be checked and adjusted.

4 out of every 5 children are not correctly buckled up in their seats.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death and injury in young children. A properly used child restraint can prevent up to 75% of these deaths and injuries.

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[TPS] – Toronto Crime Stoppers reaches milestone with 100,000th tip‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Toronto Crime Stoppers reaches milestone with 100,000th tip

Thursday, April 11, 2013 – 12:49 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

Toronto Crime Stoppers, a collaboration involving the police, community and the media, which began in Toronto in 1984 as a way to solve and prevent crime, received its 100,000th anonymous tip in March 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services – Home Security Audit Guide

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Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services – Home Security Audit Guide

“People tend to think of burglary in strictly physical terms – as illegal access to your home, items taken and/or items destroyed.

But burglary can have a significant impact on a person’s mental well-being. Burglary victims often speak of a sense of violation. This can lead to feelings of fear, anger and emotional distress, particularly in children and the elderly. To protect your loved ones, your property and your home, you are encouraged to improve the security in and around your home!

This Home Security Audit Guide provides general information about keeping your home secure. It provides guidance about taking precautions to reduce the risk of burglary around your home. Inexpensive and do-it-yourself suggestions are provided to help you maximize the security of your home. For further information and assistance, you or your community group may want to contact your local police service or crime prevention association.”

To arrange a free, personal home security audit call your local Division’s Crime Prevention Officer.  For 11 Division home and business owners please call416-808-1108.

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Emergency Preparedness Week‏

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Emergency Preparedness Week

Emergency Preparedness Week is a national awareness initiative that encourages all Canadians to take steps to become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.

Your participation can assure that you and your family will be better prepared for emergency situations whether you’re at home or not.

http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/index-eng.aspx

TPS] – Public Awareness Campaign, Needhelpnow.ca‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public Awareness Campaign, Needhelpnow.ca

Sex Crimes Unit
416-808-8500

Youth today are managing a variety of challenging issues and, while technology has certainly opened up new opportunities, it has also had an impact on teens’ lives in ways no one could have imagined.  Read the rest of this entry »

[TPS] – Media advisory, Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11 a.m., Dundas Street West/Huron Street, Project “Blue Serpent”‏

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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11 a.m., Dundas Street West/Huron Street, Project “Blue Serpent”

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 – 3:51 PM
52 Division
416-808-5200

On Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 11 a.m., Acting Unit Commander Howard Page and the Chinatown Business Improvement Area Chair Tony Louie will meet at the corner of Dundas Street West and Huron Street to announce the start of Project “Blue Serpent.” Read the rest of this entry »

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