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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Major News Reports & News Releases

 

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

 

Robbery (Business) – 53 Division

Three males age 22 years, 27 years and 33 years old, employees for Bollywood and Variety, 25 Overlea Boulevard, report that on October 22, 2010 at approximately 2016 hours, a male suspect wearing a disguise and armed with a handgun entered.  The suspect approached the victims, made a demand for cash and instructed them to lie on the floor.  The victims complied.  The suspect kneeled on one victim’s back and made a demand for his wallet and cellular phone.  The victim handed over his wallet.  The suspect then removed a quantity of cash from the till and cigarettes from the shelves.  The suspect observed a third male victim, made a demand for his cellular phone and he complied.  The suspect 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 person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect: Male, South Asian, 17-22 years, 5’6”-5’7”, thin build.

65724/86345/00:59

 

Robbery (Swarming) – 23 Division

A 24 year old female reports that on October 22, 2010 at approximately 2120 hours, she was walking in the area of Humber College Boulevard and Westmore Drive, when three male suspects approached.  One of the suspects struck the victim on the head with a handgun, grabbed her cellular phone and fled the scene towards Hwy 27.  The victim was transported to hospital by Toronto Emergency Services where she was treated for minor injuries and released.  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, 19-20 years, 5’11”-6’0”, thin build.  Suspect #2:Male, black, 19-20 years, thin build.  Suspect #3:Male, black, 19-20 years, 5’11”, thin build.

9336/86345/02:08


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

 

Robbery (Delivery Person) – 42 Division

A 43 year old male employee of Pizza Pizza, 9390 Sheppard Avenue East, reports that on October 24, 2010 at approximately 0230 hours, he was making a delivery in the area of Sewells Road and Morningside Avenue.  The victim was walking to the front door of a residence when he was approached by three male suspects.  One suspect produced a hand gun and removed the delivery order from the victim while the other suspects removed his wallet and cash.  The suspects then removed a debit machine from the victim’s vehicle and fled the scene southbound on Glenheather Terrace.  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, black, 19-21 years, 5’ – 5’2”, 161 – 165 pounds, short black hair, thin build.  Suspect #2 – #3:  Male, black, 19 – 21 years, 5’ – 5’2”, 161 – 165 pounds, thin build.

10114/87931/07:52

 

Robbery (Business) – 32 Division

Two males, ages 28 years and 26 years, employees of Cash Converters, 508 Lawrence Avenue West, report that on October 24, 2010 at approximately 1300 hours, two male suspects wearing disguises entered the premises.  One of the suspects produced a shotgun, pointed it to the victims and directed them to the back of the store with a third employee.  The suspect ordered one of the victims’ to open the cash register.  The victim complied and the suspect removed a quantity of cash from the till, while the second suspect proceeded to empty the jewellery cases.  The suspects 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, 26 to 30 years, 5’10”, 189 to 200 pounds, heavy build.  Suspect #2:  Male, black, 23 to 27 years, 5’9”, 174 pounds, thin build.

8335/86481/18:18


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Monday, October 25, 2010

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 11 Division

A 43 year old male reports that on October 24, 2010 at approximately 1855 hours, he was walking through a laneway in the area of Queen Street West and Sourauren Avenue, when two male suspects approached.  One of the suspects produced a handgun and made a demand for cash.  The victim complied.  Both suspects then fled the scene in an easterly direction through the laneway.  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, black, 35 years, 6’0”-6’1”, 180-190 pounds, medium build, long black dreadlocks.  Suspect #2:Male, white, 25 years, 5’6”-5’7”, 140-150 pounds, thin build, short curly blond hair.

8911/86345/02:02

 

Robbery (Home Invasion) – 41 Division

A 32 year old male and two females, ages 51 and 30 years report that on October 24, 2010 at approximately 2300 hours, they were in a dwelling on Bonnechere Crescent when four male suspects, wearing disguises and two armed with handguns, entered the premises through a side door. The 51 year old female victim was in the basement area and was able to make good her escape. Once inside, the suspects threatened the victims and made a demand for cash and jewellery. The suspects then removed a quantity of cash, tied up the two victims and 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, 5’10”-5’11”, 180 pounds, medium build. Suspect #2: Male, black, 5’10”-5’11”, 160 pounds, slim build.  Suspect #3-#4: Male. NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE.

9146/88625/07:12

 

Robbery (Business) – 23 Division

A 53 year old male employee of Woodbine Mall, 500 Rexdale Boulevard, reports that on October 25, 2010 at approximately 0202 hours, he was cleaning the floor when he was approached from behind by four male suspects wearing disguises and one armed with a firearm. The suspect ordered the victim to the floor and demanded that he open the Gamespot store with the mall keys. The suspects then removed the keys and attempted to open the store but were unsuccessful. One suspect produced a crowbar and forced the door to the Gamespot store. Once inside, the suspects ransacked the store and removed a quantity of video games. The suspect 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, black, 25-30 years, 5’5”-6’, 141-180 pounds, thin build. Suspect #2-#3:  Male, black, 25-30 years, 5’5”-6’, 150-180 pounds, thin build. Suspect #4: Male, black, 25-30 years, 5’5”-6’, 141-180 pounds, thin build.

65544/88625/07:58

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 22 Division

Two males, ages 25 years, 24 years and a 17 year old female, report that they were in the area of Lakeshore Boulevard West and 10th Street when they were approached by two male suspects.  One of the suspects produced a handgun, pointed it at the victims and demanded their property, while the second suspect armed with a metal pipe stood watch.  The victims complied.  The suspects fled the scene in an awaiting vehicle driven by another suspect, northbound on 11th Street.  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, 6’0” to 6’1”, 169 to 180 pounds, medium build, short dark hair.  Suspect #2:  Male, 5’9” to 6’0”, medium build.  Suspect #3:  Male, NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE.

10519/86481/18:40

 

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Man faces five firearm charges, Sawed−off shotgun seized

Broadcast time: 10:55

Monday, October 25, 2010

31 Division

416−808−3100

On Friday, October 22, 2010, at 10:40 p.m, officers were on patrol in the area of Jane Street/Grandravine Drive area.

It is alleged that:

− officers were investigating an unrelated matter in the area when a man spotted police and discarded a sawed−off shotgun,

− the man ran off but officers arrested him near Grandravine Drive moments later.

Travis Tash, 18, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm,

2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,

3. Weapons Dangerous,

4. Careless Storage of a Firearm,

5. Firearm Careless Use,

6. Possession of Cocaine.

He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, October 23, 2010, 10 a.m., room 101.

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/19898.pdf

Homicide #51/2010

Broadcast time: 10:59

Monday, October 25, 2010

51 Division

416−808−7400

On Monday, October 25, 2010, at 3:03 a.m., police responded to a radio call for the sound of gunshots in the area of Sackville/Shuter Streets.

Officers arrived and located a man, in his mid−20s, on the sidewalk, on the north side of

Shuter Street, suffering from an obvious gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s identity has not been confirmed. A post−mortem examination will be scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, 2010.

Witnesses have told investigators that a man, wearing a red/white sweatshirt, was seen running southbound from the scene.

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.

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/19899.pdf

Man faces 15 charges, two loaded handguns seized

Broadcast time: 14:26

Monday, October 25, 2010

TAVIS

416−808−7736

On Sunday, October 24, 2010, the drug squad component of TAVIS received information regarding the alleged sale of drugs in a seniors’ residence.

It is alleged that:

− police attended a seventh−floor apartment at a seniors’ home at 310 Dundas Street East, where a man had reportedly intimidated a 63−year−old resident into allowing him to sell drugs from his residence,

− officers attended the apartment unit and were let in by the resident,

− two women and a man fled the apartment and climbed over the balcony,

− the two women were located in an adjacent apartment and taken into custody,

− the man was located on a sixth−floor balcony.

It is further alleged that:

− the man attempted to break into an apartment on the sixth floor by smashing a window,

− the man, while evading police, discarded two loaded handguns under the bed of a 72−year−old female resident.

Shayne Stuart Brown, 30, Toronto, has been charged with:

1. two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm,

2. two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,

3. two counts of Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition,

4. two counts of Possession of a Firearm Obtained by the Commission of an Offence,

5. two counts of Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order,

6. Careless Storage Ammunition,

7. Possession of Ammunition Contrary to Prohibition Order,

8. Forcible Entry,

9. Possession for the Purpose Marijuana,

10. Possession of Proceeds of Crime.

TAVIS is a Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services provincially funded initiative dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable, safe neighbourhoods.


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

 

Robbery (Home Invasion) – 42 Division

A 70 year old male reports that on October 27, 2010 at approximately 1220 hours, he was in his home in the area of Old Finch Avenue and Morningside Avenue when his doorbell rang several times. As the victim walked towards his front door, a male suspect kicked the door and forced it open.  The suspect then entered the home, produced a firearm and forced the victim onto the floor.  A second suspect was seen outside the home. Both suspects fled the scene empty handed, in an unknown direction.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect #1 and #2:  Male, white, 30-40 years, 5’11”-6’, muscular build, blond hair.

9587/89447/19:38

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/19916.pdf

Man faces 11 charges in firearm investigation, Handgun seized

Broadcast time: 15:34

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

31 Division

416−808−3100

On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at approximately 3:45 p.m., police were in the Grandravine Drive/Keele Street area.

It is alleged that:

− the accused was driving a Honda Civic, east on Grandravine Drive, when he turned right onto Keele Street and accelerated quickly,

− officers attempted to catch up to the vehicle, and found it parked in a parking lot of Sheppard Avenue West,

− the accused got out of the car, and the officers approached him,

− a strong smell of marijuana came from the car and the accused was advised he was under arrest for possession of marijuana,

− officers located marijuana, cocaine and a loaded 9 mm handgun inside the car.

Jahmel Jahmari Burke, 22, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Possession of Cocaine,

2. Possession for the Purpose Cocaine,

3. Possession of Marijuana (under),

4. Possession of Proceeds of Crime,

5. Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order,

6. Unauthorized Presence of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle,

7. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm,

8. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,

9. Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition,

10. Careless Storage of a Firearm,

11. Possess Firearm Knowing the Serial Number has been Altered, Defaced or Removed.

He was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 1000 Finch Avenue West, 10 a.m., room 306.

Anyone with information on the location of an illegal firearm is asked to contact their local police, 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.


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 32 Division

A 19 year old male reports that on October 27, 2010 at approximately 2304 hours, he was in the area of Yonge Street and Finch Avenue East when he was approached by a male suspect.  The suspect produced a handgun and made a demand for the victim’s iPhone.  The victim complied.  The suspect fled the scene southbound on Lorraine 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, south asian, 25-27 years, 5’5”, stocky build, brown eyes, black hair.

7920/87947/07:11

 



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