Archive for October, 2011
It is reported that:
- on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 2:45 a.m., a 40-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were in the drive-through at a McDonald's restaurant in the Lawrence Avenue East/Kingston Road area
- a dispute ensued between the two and a passenger from another car
- the dispute drew a crowd of abut 20 people in the parking lot
- a fight broke out
- the woman was assaulted by the driver of the other car
- the driver then returned to his car and accelerated towards the man, striking and dragging him through the parking lot
The man was taken to the hospital and treated for his injuries.
The male suspect is described as black, 25-30, with a thin build. He was wearing a black leather jacket and blue jeans.
He was driving a late-1990s, dark-coloured, two-door car similar to a Honda or Acura. The vehicle may have sustained damage to the hood or windshield.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4304, 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.
It is alleged that:
- the man operated a Ponzi scheme under a company known as LexxCo Corporation, located on The East Mall
- the scheme used money that was to be invested to pay "interest cheques" to prior investors
- the victims were lured by advertisements in local newspapers offering a 10%-12% return on principal that was to be invested in real estate and small businesses
- of the 12 victims identified to date, there is a reported loss of $2.3 million
Andre Lewis, 47, of Mississauga, is charged with:
1) twelve counts of Fraud over ($5,000)
He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, courtroom 206 at 10 a.m.
Police believe there may be more victims.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7300, 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.
Albert Newcombe, 88, was last seen on Sunday, October 30, 2011, at approximately 12:30 p.m. leaving Fenelon Falls, towards his home in Toronto.
See previous release.
He was located on Monday, October 31, 2011, at approximately 9 a.m.
Police request assistance with sexual assault investigation, Bloor Street West/Dundas Street West area (east of Keele Street), Update, Security camera image of suspect released
It is reported that:
- on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, at approximately 4 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in the Bloor Street West/Dundas Street West area (east of Keele Street)
See previous release.
A security camera image of the suspect is now available.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, 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.
Crime News: Two Men Killed In Ottawa Mall
|Two men were shot and killed in a shocking shooting in an Ottawa mall. The victims were 32 and 35 years old. One suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
The men were shot half an hour before the mall closed, at or near a tanning salon in the mall. One of the victims was the co-owner of the salon.
Police, firefighters and ambulances rushed to the mall after they heard reports of shots being fired. When they arrived, the two men were found without vital signs. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead. The shooting took place on Wednesday October 26 and currently no arrests have been made.
Unfortunately sometimes innocent bystanders are “caught in the crossfire” during shootings. This has happened many times in many high profile cases. While you can never be 100% sure when crime will take place, being alert and aware of your surroundings definitely helps.
If you hear an argument or confrontation starting nearby, leave the area immediately. Do not assume that nothing bad can happen in a public place. Some criminals are very brazen in their crimes and the presence of witnesses will not dissuade them.
If at any point you hear shots fired or see violence taking place, duck or hide immediately. You will need to quickly analyze the situation you are in and determine whether it is safer to hide or try to escape.
Do not think that the shooter will not ignore you because you are not the intended target. Someone who is willing to open fire in a public place does not care about anyone else in the room. Stay uninvolved and safe. Do not try to confront or disarm the shooter. You could be putting yourself in great danger.
As soon as it is safe to do so, call 911.
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Media advisory, Monday, October 31, 2011, 6 a.m., Union Station, Consourse level, TPS and volunteers selling Dot-it reusable Lite Sticks, Annual Keep Kids Safe on Halloween Promotion
For information contact 416-808-8930
Road closures, between 6:30 p.m., on Monday, October 31, 2011 and 2:30 a.m., on Tuesday, November 1, 2011:
- Church Street (full road), Gloucester Street to Alexander Street
- Wellesley Street (full road), 150 metres east of Church Street to 150 metres west of Church Street
Wellesley Street will have a partial closure, from Yonge Street and Jarvis Street, to allow for local traffic only.
Motorists are advised to consider the road closure when planning their travels.
The event will proceed regardless of weather conditions.
Parade organizers expect thousands of participants and spectators.
The event will assemble at Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute at 11 a.m., and the parade will start at 1 p.m.
About two-dozen Greek-Canadian officers from the Toronto Police Service and York Regional Police will march alongside various dignitaries, including the Honourable Consul-General of Greece in Toronto, Mr. Dimitris Azemopoulos.
The parade will take the following route:
Assembly Area - Eastern Commerce Collegiate Institute (16 Phin Avenue),
North on Euston Avenue,
West on Danforth Avenue,
Dispersal Area - Danforth Avenue, east of Broadview Avenue.
Danforth Avenue will be closed to traffic at 12:45 p.m., between Broadview Avenue and Donlands Avenue, for approximately three hours.
Motorists are requested to take extra caution while travelling on the above route, as there will be delays.