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?

Tell me, Bully-boy – just what did your much-vaunted Firearms Act do to prevent or solve these crimes?

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Major News Reports & News Releases

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Aggravated Assault – 23 Division

On February 23, 2011 at approximately 1909 hours police responded to a call regarding a shooting in the area of Islington Avenue and Hwy. 401.  Police located a 29 year old male victim suffering from gunshot wounds to both legs.  The victim was transported by EMS to a hospital for treatment.  NO SUSPECT DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE.

10560/89447/00:30

 

Robbery (Vehicle Jacking) – 23 Division

A 27 year old male reports that on February 23, 2011 at approximately 2020 hours, he was sitting in his car in the area of Kipling Avenue and Steeles Avenue when he was approached by two male suspects.  One suspect entered the passenger side of the vehicle while the other suspect produced a firearm and told the victim to get out of the car.  The victim complied.  The suspects then fled the scene in the vehicle 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, 25-35 years, 5’9”-6’, heavy build.  Suspect #2:  Male black, 25-35 years, 5’9”-5’11”.

99646/89447/00:50

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 23 Division

A 47 year old female reports that on February 24, 2011 at approximately 1305 hours, she was walking in the area of Rampart Road and John Garland Boulevard when a male suspect approached.  The suspect engaged the victim in conversation, produced a handgun, threatened her with harm and made a demand for her property.  The suspect then made a demand for the victim’s debit and credit cards and she complied.  The suspect fled the scene in a southerly direction towards a nearby plaza.  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, 20-21 years, 5’11”, 189-200 pounds, medium build.

10619/86345/16:05

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 23 Division

A 20 year old female reports that on February 24, 2011 at approximately 1307 hours, she was walking in the area of Pittsboro Drive and Orpington Crescent, when a male suspect approached.  The suspect grabbed the victim, produced a handgun, pointed it towards her, threatened her with harm and made a demand for her cellular phone.  The victim refused.  The suspect made a demand for cash and the victim complied.  The suspect then fled the scene towards a nearby plaza.  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, 19-24 years, 5’10”-6’0”, 220-229 pounds, heavy build, short black hair.

9567/86345/18:04

 

Friday, February 25, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5259

Arrest – 32 Division

YOUNG OFFENDER

Charge(s):  February 24, 2011 – Robbery while armed with firearm

Arrested by Members of No. 41 Division and Investigated by Members of the Hold Up Squad

On March 17, 2010 at approximately 2150 hours, two female employees for Daisy Mart, 9 Progress Avenue report that two male suspects wearing disguises entered the premises and approached the counter.  A third male suspect remained outside as a lookout.  One of the suspects produced a handgun and pressed it to the neck of one of the victims, while demanding cash.  The victims complied.  All three suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction with a quantity of cash, cigarettes and the victims’ jewellery.  Minor injuries were sustained by one of the victims.  Through investigation, a YOUNG OFFENDER was arrested.  Charged accordingly.

7670/89439/00:26

 

Robbery (Mugging) – 54 Division

A 14 year old male reports that on February 24, 2011 at approximately 1845 hours, he was in the area of Don Mills Road and St. Dennis Drive with two male suspects who wanted to purchase shoes from him.  One of the suspects pushed the victim against a wall, while the second suspect threatened the victim by revealing a handgun tucked in his waistband.  The suspects searched the victim’s pockets and punched the victim in the face.  The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction with the victim’s shoes, baseball hat, cellular telephone and a quantity of cash.  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, 20 to 25 years, 5’10” to 6’0”, 161 to 180 pounds, thin build.  Suspect #2:  Male, black, 20 to 25 years, 6’0” to 6’2”, thin build.

90192/89439/01:11

 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Robbery (Home Invasion) – 32 Division

A 22 year old male reports that on February 26, 2011 at approximately 2100 hours, he was in his basement apartment in the area of Willowdale Avenue and Finch Avenue East when he heard the door being forced open.  Three male suspects entered his room and bound his hands, wrists and feet with duct tape and plastic zip ties.  During this time, the homeowner who lives on the main floor attended the basement to check on something when one of the suspects pointed a handgun to his head and tied him up with duct tape and plastic zip ties.  The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  It is unknown at this time if any items were taken.  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, asian, 20-29 years, 5’10”, 180 pounds.  Suspect #2:  male, black, 6’1”, 180 pounds, skinny build.  Suspect #3:  Male, white, 5’10”, 200 pounds.

9526/89447/03:05

 

Robbery (Taxi) – 55 Division

A 51 year old male employee of COOP Cab Company reports that on February 26, 2011 at approximately 2100 hours, he picked up four male suspects near the intersection of George Street and Front Street.  In the area of Broadview Avenue and Dundas Street East, one suspect produced a firearm and made a demand for the victim’s wallet, while another suspect exited the cab and struck the victim in the neck through an open window.  The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction with the victim’s jacket containing his wallet.  The victim suffered minor injuries but declined 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, 18-22 years, 5’-5’2”, 110-130 pounds, thin build.  Suspect #2:  Male, black, 18-22 years, 5’6”-5’8”, 110-130 pounds.  Suspect #3:  Male, south asian, 18-22 years, 5’3”-5’5”, 110-130 pounds, thin build.  Suspect #4:  Male, black 18-22 years, 5’-5’2”, 110-130 pounds, thin build.

10325/89447/04:18

 

Monday, February 28, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20582.pdf

Homicide #12/2011, Joel Waldron, 20,
Two men face two charges in homicide investigation

Broadcast time: 12:47
Monday, February 28, 2011

Homicide Squad
416−808−7400

On Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 10:50 p.m., police responded to a call for a shooting in the Sheppard Avenue East/Neilson Road area.

It is reported that:
− police located a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the body,
− the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is further alleged that:
− two men approached the victim,
− one of the two men pulled out a gun and fired at the victim,
− the two men fled the scene and were arrested by officers from 42 Division.

A post−mortem examination is scheduled for Monday, February 28, 2011.

The victim has been identified as Joel Waldron, 20, of Toronto.

Jordon Mendez, 18, and Shamaree Wilson, 19, both of Toronto, have each been charged
with:
1) First Degree Murder.

They were scheduled to appear in court at 1911 Eglinton East, on Monday, February 28,
2011, room 412, at 10 a.m.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Kim Gross at 416−808−7386, 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.

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Robbery (Business) – 23 Division

A 19 year old male employee of Hasty Market, 680 Rexdale Boulevard, reports that on March 2, 2011 at approximately 0220 hours, three male suspects entered the premises, one armed with a handgun and the other with a sword. The suspects approached the counter and demanded that the victim lay down on the floor. The victim did not comply. The suspects knocked the victim to the floor, kicked him about the body and demanded that he open the cash register. The victim complied. The suspects removed a quantity of cash from the register, the victim’s laptop and cellular telephone and then fled the scene on Humberwood Boulevard. 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 22 years, 5’8”, 130 to 150 pounds, brown eyes, black hair, thin build.  Suspect #2:  Male, black 20 to 22 years, 6’, 180 to 200 pounds, brown eyes, heavy build. Suspect #3: Male, black, 5’8”, 130 pounds to 150 pounds, thin build.

10178/88378/87967/06:27

 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Robbery (Business)- 23 Division

A 52 year old female and a 62 year old male, owners of A&A Fine Jewellery, 1500 Royal York Road, report that on March 3, 2011 at approximately 1630 hours three male suspects wearing disguises and armed with handguns entered the premises.  The suspects pointed the handguns at the male victim and orderd the victim to the back of the store where the female victim was working. The suspects then tied the victims’ hands and legs.  The male victim was then struck twice with a handgun and ordered to open two safes.  The victim complied.  The victims were then threatened.  The suspects removed a quantity of cash and jewellery and fled the scene in an unknown direction.  The male victim sustained minor injuries.  No injuries were sustained by the female 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 22 years, 5’10” to 5’11”, thin build. Suspects #2 & #3:  Male, black, 5’10” to 5’11”, thin build.

90364/88551/01:01

 

Arrest – 23 Division

MOHAMED MOSES ADAM, 19

Charge(s): March 3, 2011 – Carry Concealed Weapon, Weapons Dangerous, Point Firearm, Unauthorized Possession Of A Firearm.  Possession Of A Firearm Knowing Its Possession Is Unauthorized, Possession Of A Restricted Firearm With Ammunition, Possession Of Restricted Weapon Obtained By The Commission Of An Offence, Discharge Firearm Endanger Life, Aggravated Assault, Possession Of Firearm While Prohibited, Fail To Comply With Probation.

Arrested and Investigated by Members of No. 41 Division.

On October 16, 2010 at approximately 2100 hours, a male victim was at his residence on Leyton Avenue.  After hearing a noise, the victim left his residence and was confronted by three male suspects. There was a struggle between the victim and Adam; Adam produced a handgun and shot the victim about the neck.  The suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction. Members of Toronto EMS attended the scene and transported the victim to hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Police were notified and through investigations, the above was arrested on March 3, 2011. Charged accordingly. Investigations are continuing.

2933/82016/18:08

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20599.pdf

Homicide #13/2011, Shane Williams, 19

Broadcast time: 10:12
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Homicide Squad
416−808−7400

On Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at 9 p.m., police responded to a call for the sound of
gunshots near 4020 Dundas Street West.

It is reported that:
− police located a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to the body,
− he was taken to hospital with life−threatening injuries and later died.

The victim has been identified as Shane Williams, 19, of Toronto.

A post−mortem examination is yet 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.

 

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20597.pdf

Man faces 11 charges in firearm investigation, Loaded firearm and drugs seized, 51 Division

Broadcast time: 10:15
Thursday, March 3, 2011

51 Division
416−808−5100

On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 51 Division officers arrested a man in connection with a firearm investigation.

It is alleged that:
− on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 2 p.m., a man was inside the Dundas Street subway station at Dundas Street and Yonge Street,
− a TTC employee saw a gun tucked into the man’s pants,
− the TTC employee contacted police,
− 51 Division Community Response Unit officers, on bike patrol, responded and saw the man with five other men, standing in a parkette, near 9 McGill Street,
− the man then walked away from the other men,
− the man was seen by police throwing drugs away,
− the man was arrested and police found a loaded 25 calibre handgun and a quantity of crack cocaine and marijuana.

Jamal Garrison, 18, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1) Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition,
2) Possession of a prohibited weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized,
3) Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon,
4) Possession Property obtained by Crime,
5) Carry Concealed Weapon,
6) Unauthorized possession of a firearm,
7) Fail to comply Recognizance,
8) Possession of Proceeds of Crime,
9) Possession for the Purpose Cocaine,




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