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

Friday, November 19, 2010

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Robbery (Business) – 13 Division

A 35 year old male employee of Big Bee Convenience, 1463 Davenport Road, reports that on November 18, 2010 at approximately 2315 hours, when two male suspects entered the premises and approached the counter.  One of the suspects produced a handgun, pointing it at the victim and made a demand for cash and cigarettes.  The victim complied.  The suspects 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, black, 5’10” to 5’11”, 150 to 180 pounds.  Suspect #2:  Male, black, 5’10” to 5’11”, 150 to 180 pounds, medium build.

10235/89439/07:43

 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

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Aggravated Assault – 31 Division

A 24 year old male reports that on November 20, 2010 at approximately 0121 hours, he was in the area of Jane Street and Lawrence Avenue West when he was approached by a male suspect.  The suspect discharged a firearm striking the victim in the arm. The victim was transported to a hospital where he was treated for his injury.  Police attended the scene and while speaking to the victim, they were informed of a 29 year old victim with two gunshot wounds that had been transported to another hospital where he collapsed and was conscious.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect:  Male, 23-26 years, 5’8” to 5”10”, 145 lbs to 165 lbs, bald or shaved head, thin build.

10528/89286/06:32

 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

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Attempt Murder – 12 Division

On November 20, 2010 at approximately 2136 hours, police were called to the area of Woolner Avenue and Jane Street.  Once on scene, police located a male suffering from a bullet wound to his right thigh.  The victim was transported to a hospital by Toronto EMS. 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”, 169 lbs to 180 lbs, short black curly hair, medium build.  Suspect #2: Male, 5’7” to 5’9”, 161 lbs to 180 lbs, medium build

10547/89286/03:02

 

Robbery (Home Invasion) – 23 Division

A 57 year old male and a 62 year old female report that on November 20, 2010 at approximately 2010 hours the victims were entering their residence on Coppermill Drive and Kipling Avenue when two male suspects, wearing disguises and one suspect armed with a handgun followed the victims into the premises.  One suspect made a demand for property from the female victim.  The suspect then removed the female victim’s phone, lunchbag and keychain.  The second suspect removed a suitcase containing cash from the male victim.  Both suspects fled the scene southbound on Copperhill Drive.  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, 20 to 30 years, 5’6” to 5’8”, 130 to 141 pounds, thin build.  Suspect #2: Male, black, 20 to 30 years, 5’6” to 5’7”, 130 to 141 pounds, thin build.

90089/89286/82204/05:44

 

Robbery (Business) – 31 Division

A 44 year old employee of Cabrera Appliances Limited, 1179 Finch Avenue West, reports that on November 20, 2010 at approximately 2100 hours, three males armed with handguns wearing disguises smashed through the front door and entered the premises.  The suspects immediately took the victim to the warehouse and made a demand for cash.  The suspects tied up, assaulted and shot the victim in the foot.  The suspects removed a quantity of cash and fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Toronto EMS attended and transported the victim to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described persons in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspects #1 to #3: Male, black, 5’8” to 6’0”. NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE.

10022/82204/07:45

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 43 Division

A 43 year old male reports that on November 21, 2010 at approximately 0001 hours, he was in a parking lot in the area of Old Kingston Road and Lawson Road when he was approached from behind by a male suspect.  The suspect armed with a firearm made a demand for cash.  The victim refused and a struggle ensued.  The suspect assaulted the victim and removed a quantity of cash and cheques from the victim’s possession.  The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Toronto EMS attended and transported the victim to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries.  Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect: Male, black, 30 to 35 years, 6’1”, 220 to 240 pounds, medium build, black hair.

9129/82204/09:37

 

Monday, November 22, 2010

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Newsworthy: Discharge Firearm – 43 Division

On November 22, 2010 at approximately 1423 hours, Police responded to a radio call regarding the sound of gunshots coming from the area of Danforth Road and Trudelle Street.  Once on scene, officers located five shell casings on Trudelle Street and a bullet hold on a nearby retaining wall. A search of the area was negative for victims. Police are requesting the assistance of the public in identifying the following described person in connection with this offence.  Description of Suspect: Male, black, 24 to 27 years, medium build. Investigation continuing.

9442/82016/19:16


http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20090.pdf

Homicide #54/2010, Melvin Gomez, 24

Broadcast time: 08:26
Monday, November 22, 2010

33 Division
416−808−7400

On Saturday, November 20, 2010, at 2:53 a.m., police responded to a shooting call at the Col. Mustard Bar, 3030 Don Mills Road, in the Peanut Plaza.

Officers located a man suffering from an obvious gunshot wound. He succumbed to his
injuries at the scene.

Two other bar patrons received non−life−threatening injuries as a result of the gunfire.

It is reported that:
− several patrons became involved in an altercation inside the bar,
− a man fired several shots inside the bar, then fled with a second man, southbound through the Peanut Plaza.

The victim has been identified as Melvin Gomez, 24, of Toronto. A post−mortem examination is to be scheduled.

The suspects are described as:

Suspect #1: brown complexion, 5’5”−5’6”, 120–130 lbs., early 30s, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, blue baseball cap with ear flaps and armed with a handgun.

Suspect #2: light−brown complexion, 6’−6’2”, 260−280 lbs., late 30s, wearing a grey zippered sweatshirt with a hood, white shirt with an unknown logo and dark jeans.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 416−808−7400, Detective Sergeant Graham Gibson of the Homicide Squad at 416−808−7405, Detective Kathryn Beveridge of the Homicide Squad at 416−808−7422,
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/20091.pdf

Three arrests made, Young Offender charged with attempted murder of police officer, Two handguns seized

Broadcast time: 09:59
Monday, November 22, 2010

13 Division
416−808−1300

On Saturday, November 20, 2010, police officers were on patrol in the Oakwood
Avenue/Earlsdale Avenue area.

It is alleged that:
− while several males were being investigated by the officers, they fled from police who then initiated pursuit on foot,
− as a result, an 18−year−old man was arrested and found in possession of a quantity of
cocaine and a knife,
− a 19−year−old man was arrested after he stumbled and dropped a loaded .38 calibre
revolver,
− a third male, a 17−year−old, during the foot pursuit, turned and pointed a semi−automatic pistol at an officer, pulled the trigger and attempted to shoot the officer,
− the pistol malfunctioned and did not discharge,
− the boy was arrested and a loaded semi−automatic pistol was seized.

Jamal Garrison, 18, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. Possession of Cocaine,
2. three counts of Fail to Comply Probation.

Alex Frederick, 19, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. two counts of Assaulting a Peace Officer,
2. two counts of Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest,
3. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,
4. Possession of Prohibited Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence,
5. Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon,
6. Possession of Prohibited Device for a Dangerous Purpose,
7. Careless Use of a Firearm,
8. Transfer of Firearm without Authority,
9. Unauthorized Presence of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle,
10. Careless Storage Ammunition,
11. Fail to Comply Probation.

A 17−year−old young offender, has been charged with:
1. Attempted Murder While Using Firearm,
2. Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized,
3. Possession of Prohibited Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence,
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon,
5. Possession of Prohibited Device for a Dangerous Purpose,
6. Careless use of a Firearm,
7. Transfer of Firearm without Authority,
8. Transfer Prohibited Device without Authority,
9. Unauthorized Presence of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle,
10. Unauthorized Presence of a Prohibited Device in a Motor Vehicle,
11. Pointing a Firearm,
12. two counts of Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest,
13. Careless Storage Ammunition.

The accused appeared in court at Old City Hall on Sunday, November 21, 2010.

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20089.pdf

Three men face 19 charges, Three loaded handguns seized

Broadcast time: 10:39
Monday, November 22, 2010

31 Division
416−808−0141

On Friday, November 19, 2010, members of a TAVIS Rapid Response Team were on foot patrol in the 200 Chalkfarm Drive area.

It is alleged that:
− as the officers approached the entrance of 200 Chalkfarm Drive, their attention was alerted to three men who had just left the building and were walking towards the front parking lot,
− the officers investigated the three men as they left the building,
− further investigation found all three men in possession of fully loaded semi−automatic restricted firearms and a small quantity of narcotics.

Ronald Byfield, 19; Marvin Turner, 19; and Tristan Curry, 21, all of Toronto, have each been charged with:
1. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
2. Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is Unauthorized,
3. Weapons Dangerous,
4. Carry Concealed Weapon,
5. Possession of firearm obtained by the Commission of an Offence.

Ronald Byfield is additionally charged with Possession of a Restricted firearm with Ammunition.

Marvin Turner is additionally charged with:
1. Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition,
2. Possession of Marijuana (under).

Tristan Curry is additionally charged with Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule I.

All three accused appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, November 20, 2010.

 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Robbery (Mugging) – 23 Division

A 25 year old male reports that on November 22, 2010 at approximately 2123 hours, he was in the area of Lynmont Drive and Turnvale Road when he was approached from behind by a male suspect.  The suspect threatened the victim with a handgun and made a demand for the victim’s property.  The victim complied.  The suspect removed a cellular phone and a laptop from the victim’s person.  The suspect fled the scene northbound on Lynmont Road.  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, black, 19 to 21 years, 5’8” to 5’9”, 141 to 161 pounds, medium build, black afro hair, brown eyes.

10078/82204/07:08

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20098.pdf

Homicide #55/2010

Broadcast time: 09:34
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

31 Division
416−808−7400

On Monday, November 23, 2010, at 9:50 p.m., police responded to a shooting call at 1862 Sheppard Avenue West.

Officers attended and located a 19−year−old man suffering from obvious gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital via emergency run. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

The victim’s identity is not being released at this time. A post−mortem examination is to be scheduled for Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Witnesses report seeing two men fleeing the scene.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who saw people loitering in the area, prior to the shooting, 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.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

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Robbery (Business) – 54 Division

A 28 year old male employee of Bargain Bucks Convenience Store, 1553 Danforth Avenue, reports that on November 24, 2010 at approximately 1932 hours, two male suspects wearing disguises entered the premises.  One of the suspects produced a hand gun and made a demand for cash, while the other suspect reached into the till and removed a quantity of cash.  Both suspects 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, black, 24 years, 5’10” – 6’0”, thin build.  Suspect #2: Male, black, 15 years, 5’5” – 5’6”, thin build.

9054/82010/02:12

 

Robbery (Home Invasion) – 31 Division

A 39 year old male reports that on November 25, 2010 at approximately 1100 hours, he was in his apartment on Claire Road when he responded to a knock on his door.  Four male suspects, wearing disguises and armed with firearms and weapons, forced their way in.  The suspects grabbed the victim, bound his legs and proceeded to search the premises. The suspects removed a quantity of cash and a laptop computer and then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  The victim sustained minor injuries but 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, 6’0” to 6’1”, 169 to 180 pounds, thin build, black hair.  Suspect #2: Male, black, 5’7” to 5’8”, 141 to 150 pounds, thin build.  Suspect #3: Male, black, 5’10” to 5’11”, 154 to 165 pounds, thin build, black.  Suspect #4: Male, black, thin build, black hair.

10234/82204/87967/15:16

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20114.pdf

Homicide #56/2010 Carl Cole, 45

Broadcast time: 08:00
Thursday, November 25, 2010

43 Division
416−808−7400

On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, at approximately 6:45 p.m., police responded to
numerous calls for a shooting at 65 Greenbrae Circuit.

Officers responded to the rear parking lot of 65 Greenbrae Circuit and located a 45−year−old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries..

The victim has been identified as Carl Cole, 45, of Toronto.

It is believed that the suspects fled the scene in the victim’s silver 2006 Chrysler 300, with Ontario licence plate BFZM 855.

Investigators are seeking the public’s assistance locating the victim’s vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Hank Idsinga at 416−808−7392, Detective Justin Vander Heyden at 416−808−7397, 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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