Toronto “Gun Crime” Roundup

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Hey, Chief Blair!  How is that “Project Safe City” working out for you?

Harassed any honest gun owners lately?

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I found a new source of crimes on the TPS website, under “News Releases”; the two sources seem to be mutually exclusive – why, I don’t know…

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/

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Major News Reports & News Releases

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5022&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Friday, October 15, 2010

Robbery (Financial Institution) – 33 Division

Two tellers for the Bank of Montreal, 4797 Leslie Street, report that on October 15, 2010 at approximately 1145 hours three male suspects wearing disguises entered the premises.  Two of the suspects produced guns and one suspect jumped over the counter.  One of the suspects made a demand for cash.  The victims complied.  The suspect removed a quantity of cash from the drawer and discharged the gun at the vault door.  The suspects fled the scene in a vehicle southbound on Nymark Avenue.  No injuries were sustained by the victims.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1-#3: Male, black, 25-30 years.

10473/87947/16:34

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http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5023&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Robbery (Swarming) – 42 Division

A 41 year old female, a 74 year old male and a 67 year old female report that on October 15, 2010 at approximately 2158 hours, they were walking in the area of Bamburgh Circle and Warden Avenue when they were approached by four male suspects, one armed with a handgun and three armed with bats. One of the suspects made a demand for cash while the other three suspects stood as lookouts.  The victims did not comply.  The first suspect produced a black handgun and shoved it into the female victim’s ribs.  At that time one of the victims called out for help and was threatened by the suspect with the handgun.  This same suspect then grabbed a purse from one of the female victims. The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  No injuries were sustained by the victim.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1:  Male, white, 18 to 21 years old, 5’9” to 5’11”, medium build. Suspects #2 and #3: Male, white, 18 to 21 years old, 5’7” to 5’9”, medium build. Suspect #4: Male, white, 18 to 21 years old, 5’3” to 5’5”, medium build.

8862/88551/04:44

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http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5024&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Robbery (Swarming) – 43 Division

Three males, ages 17, 18 & 20 years, report that on October 16, 2010 at approximately 1954 hours, they were walking in the area Morningside Avenue & Military Trail when they were approached from behind by three male suspects, one wearing a disguise.  One suspect produced a handgun and made a demand for the victim’s cash and property.  The suspects then searched the victims and removed their cellular telephones, cash and a wallet.  The suspects forced the victim’s to lie on the ground then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  No injuries were sustained by the victims.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1:  Male, white, 17-24 years, 5’8” – 5’10”, 150-180 pounds, thin build.  Suspect #2:  Male, black, 20-24 years, 5’8” – 5’11, 200 – 220 pounds, brown eyes, medium build.  Suspect #3:  Male, black, 17-24 years, 5’8”-6’, 161 – 180 pounds, brown eyes.

10095/87931/01:15

 

Discharge Firearm Endanger Life – 13 Division

On October 17, 2010 at approximately 0345 hours, police were dispatched to the area of Eglinton Avenue West and Dufferin Street.  A witness reports that there was an altercation between four male parties.  One male produced a handgun and discharged one round into the sky.  All parties fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect:  Male, black, 5’6”, 185-189 pounds, thin build, black hair.

9078/89447/08:36

 

Oct 17, 2010, 06:38 pm Homicide #50/2010, Ibsa Hassan Ismeil, 29

Homicide #50/2010,
Ibsa Hassan Ismeil, 29

Broadcast time: 18:38
Sunday, October 17, 2010

41 Division
416−808−7400

On Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 1:08 a.m., police responded to a radio call for the sound of gunshots in the area of 65 Firvalley Court.

Officers attended and located a vehicle in a parking lot next to 57 Cataraqui Court. A man was seated inside the vehicle suffering from obvious gunshot wounds to his head.

See previous release.

The victim has been identified as Ibsa Hassan Ismeil, 29, of Toronto.

A post−mortem examination is to be scheduled.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416−808−7400, Crime Stoppers
anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at http://www.222tips.com, text TOR and your
message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

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http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5026&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Monday, October 18, 2010

Robbery (Business) – 33 Division

A 57 year old male owner of Tuck Shop, 29 Valley Woods Road, reports that on October 17, 2010 at approximately 2129 hours, three male suspects, wearing disguises and one armed with a handgun entered the premises and approached the counter.  One of the suspects produced the handgun, pointed it at the victim and made a demand for cash.  The victim complied.  At that time, the second suspect went around the counter and removed a quantity of cigarettes.  The third suspect stood outside the store as a lookout.  One suspect ordered the victim to go outside the premises at gunpoint.  Once there, this same suspect struck the victim about the head causing him to fall to the ground.  The suspects then fled the scene northbound on Valley Woods Road.  No injuries were sustained by the victim.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence. Description of Suspect #1:  Male, white, 18 to 21 years, medium build. Suspect #2 and #3: Male, white, 18 to 21 years, 5’7”, medium build.

10389/88378/02:10

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 55 Division

A 27 year old male reports that on October 18, 2010 at approximately 1244 hours, he was riding his bicycle in the area of O’Connor Drive and Coxwell Avenue when he was approached by a male suspect.  The suspect produced a gun and made a demand that the victim get off his bicycle.  The victim complied.  A struggle ensued.  The suspect fled the scene with the victim’s bicycle eastbound on O’Connor Drive.  No injuries were sustained by the victim.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect: Male, white, 24-34 years, 6’0”-6’1”, husky build, blond hair.

9971/87947/17:18

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http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5029&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Robbery (Swarming) – 31 Division

A 14 year old male reports that on October 19, 2010 between 1600 hours and 1700 hours, he was in the area of Finch Avenue West and Sentinel Road when his path was blocked by two male suspects on bicycles, while a third make suspect with a bike stood nearby.  The suspects began to search the victim’s pockets and a struggle ensued.  The victim was punched in the face and knocked to the ground. The suspects threatened the victim with a handgun and then removed the victim’s iPod and cellular phone from the victim’s pockets.  The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Minor injuries were sustained by the victim, but he will seek his own medical attention.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1: Male, black, 15 to 17 years, 5’6”.  Suspect #2:  Male, black, 15 to 17 years, 5’4” to 5’5”, black hair worn in an afro.  Suspect #3:  Male, black with light complexion, black hair.

9083/89439/14:29

 

Attempt Murder – 14 Division

Two males ages 26 years and 27 years report that on October 20, 2010 at approximately 1315 hours they were in the area of Bloor Street West and Montrose Avenue when a male suspect fired several shots, striking one victim about the head and the second victim about the right arm.  The suspect then fled the scene eastbound on Bloor Street West.  The victims were transported to hospital by Toronto EMS.  One of the victims was treated for his injuries and released and the second victim was admitted.  The condition of the second victim is unknown at this time. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect: Male, 5’6”, thin build. NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE.

9296/65563/19:24

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http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5032&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Robbery (Swarming) – 31 Division

A 24 year old male reports that on October 20, 2010 at approximately 2235 hours, he was walking in the area of Gosford Boulevard and Shoreham Drive when three male suspects approached from behind and surrounded him.  One of the suspects produced a handgun, held it to the victim’s stomach and removed his wallet and two cellular phones from his person.  The suspects then fled the scene on Shoreham Drive towards York Gate Mall.  No injuries were sustained by the victim. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspects #1 – #2:  Male, black, 18 – 20 years, thin build.
Suspect: #3: Male, South Asian, 5’6”, thin build, short black hair.

5491/82010/03:11

 

Oct 20, 2010, 04:10 pm Man Faces Seven Charges, Loaded Handgun Seized

Man faces seven charges, Loaded handgun seized

Broadcast time: 16:10
Wednesday, October 20, 2010

32 Division
416−808−3200

On Friday, October 15, 2010, at 4:45 p.m., officers were on patrol on Dorney Court, in the Flemington Road/Varna Drive area.

It is alleged that:

− the officers stopped to talk to two men,
− as the officers approached, one of the men began to run and a loaded .45 calibre handgun fell from under his clothing.

Theilus Chambers, 19, of Toronto, is charged with:

1. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition,
2. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm,
3. Possession of a Firearm knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,
4. Fail to Comply Recognizance,
5. Revocation of Bail,
6. Firearm Careless Use,
7. Carry Concealed Weapon.

He appeared in court on Saturday, October 16, 2010.



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