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

Friday, March 4, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5271

Robbery (Financial Institution) – 43 Division

Two females, ages 31 and 59 years old, tellers for Meridian Credit Union, 1501 Ellesmere Road, report that on March 3, 2011 at approximately 1809 hours, a male suspect armed with a firearm entered the premises.  The suspect made a demand for cash and the victims complied.   The suspect then fled the scene westbound on Ellesmere Road.  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, black, 25 – 30 years, 5’11” – 6’, 189 – 209 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, medium build.

10226/87931/00:21

 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5272

Robbery (Swarming) – 41 Division

A 16 year old male reports that on March 4, 2011 at approximately 1930 hours, he was in the area of Victoria Park Avenue and Finch Avenue East when he was approached by four male suspects. One suspect produced a handgun while a second suspect brandished a knife and made a demand for the victim’s cellular phone and cash. The victim complied and the suspects fled the scene, in a 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, 20-25 years, 5’8”-6’, thin build. Suspect #2: Male, 5’8”-6’. Suspect #3:  Male, 5’7”-5’8”. Suspect #4: Male. NO FURTHER DESCRIPTION AVAILABLE.

99864/88625/02:31

 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5273

Robbery (Mugging) – 14 Division

A 47 year old female reports that on March 5, 2011 at approximately 21:26 hours she was in the area of Westmoreland Avenue and Southview Avenue, when she was approached by two male suspects wearing disguises.  At that time one suspect produced a handgun and made a demand for the victim’s purse.  A brief struggle ensued and both suspects fled the scene southbound on Southview Avenue with the victim’s purse.  No injured 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 and #2:  Male, black, 5’6” – 5’8”, 180 pounds, heavy build.

90302/82154/00:04

 

Monday, March 7, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=5275

Robbery (Mugging) – 51 Division

A 40 year old male reports that on March 6, 2011 at approximately 0355 hours, he was in the area of Gloucester Road and Church Street, when a male suspect, wearing a disguise, approached him. The suspect pushed the victim and made a demand for his cellular telephone and wallet.  The victim refused.  The suspect then produced a handgun and pushed the victim.  A struggle ensued. The suspect fled the scene empty-handed on Church Street.  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, 30 to 35 years, 5’1”.

10468/88378/01:08

 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/20626.pdf

Man and woman face 14 charges in firearms investigation,
Sawed−off shotgun and ammunition seized

Broadcast time: 09:24
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

51 Division
416−808−5100

On Thursday, March 2, 2011, at about 1 p.m., members of 51 Division Plainclothes with the assistance of TAVIS (Toronto Anti Violence Intervention Strategy) and the Emergency Task Force, executed a Criminal Code search warrant in the Kipling Avenue/Rexdale Boulevard area.

It is alleged that:
− during the search warrant a sawed−off shotgun and 15 rounds of ammunition were seized.

Justin Brown, 26, of Toronto has been charged with:
1) Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
2) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
4) Careless Storage of a Firearm
5) Careless Storage of Ammunition
6) Possession of a Firearm with Serial Number Altered
7) Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence

Rachel Morrison, 19, of Toronto has been charged with:
1) Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
2) Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
3) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
4) Careless Storage of a Firearm
5) Careless Storage of Ammunition
6) Possession of a Firearm with Serial Number Altered
7) Possession of a Prohibited Weapon Obtained by the Commission of an Offence

Both accused appeared at College Park Courts on Thursday, March 3, 2011, 501 at 10 a.m.




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