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Friday, June 22, 2018

Weekly Crime Summary (June 14 - June 20)

Central Etobicoke Area
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The following is a summary of crimes that have been reported in the Central Etobicoke area during the previous week. These reports are collected from the Toronto Police Crime App published by the Toronto Police Service.

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, or have any information about one of these crimes, please contact the Police.

By standing together as a community and looking out for our fellow neighbours, we can dissuade these types of crimes from occurring where we live, where we work and where we raise our families.


Weekly Crime Summary (June 14 - June 20, 2018):

The Greens of St. George’s
Auto Theft (House) near Poplar Heights Rd. / Vancho Cres.
Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Six Points
Auto Theft (Other) near Islington Ave. / Aberfoyle Cres.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

Thefts from Vehicles: There were 3 reported thefts from vehicles in the past week; near King’s Mill Park North in Old Mill, near Cancara Gate / Tamerlane Ct. in Islington - City Centre West, and near Rabbit Ln. / Sedgebrook Cres. in West Deane Park. Please note, that thefts from vehicles tend to be under-reported. If you have had something stolen from your vehicle, please report it to the Police.


If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Disclaimer: The above addresses do not show the exact locations of occurrences, as incidents on the Toronto Police Crime App have been randomly offset in order to protect victim privacy. The purpose of this report is to give community members more awareness of crime events in their area and to emphasize the importance of reporting such crimes.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Injured Coyote near Rathburn Rd./The Wynd

Please note, we have received a report of an injured coyote near Rathburn Rd. and The Wynd in Thorncrest Village on Thursday, June 21, 2018.
“I saw a coyote sitting on the lawn at The Wynd and Rathburn Rd. (between Kipling and Islington) around 9:45 this morning. It got up and slowly limped away, eastbound on Thorncrest Road. Its left hind leg appeared injured. I have reported the sighting to Toronto Animal Services, but thought the community might want to know about it, as I assume an injured animal roaming openly in the daylight could pose a threat to pets and possibly people in the neighbourhood.”

If you have any small children or pets, please be aware.

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Hit and Run near Great Oak Dr. / Remington Dr.

Please note, one of our neighbours has reported that their car was hit last night while parked in their driveway in a hit and run incident. The incident occurred near Great Oak Dr. and Remington Ave. in Islington Village on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
“I live on Great Oak Drive and somewhere between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 am on June 16th, somebody drove their car west on Great Oak into our ditch, across the driveway, tore the back off our Versa, continued through the ditch and left the back bumper in the neighbour’s driveway. Sadly, I think the damage is irreparable. 
There was no responsibility taken for this hit and run crime nor has anyone tried to get in touch with us today. I’ve canvassed my neighbours not only to bring their attention to the destruction, but to see if anybody knew something or may have heard or seen something during the night. I imagine it would have made quite a bang. I would also think that there would be some damage to the other car (the car that hit our car) on the driver’s side, at the front of the car.
I’m writing to ask if this information can somehow be made public so that possibly someone might know something and come forward with any information to help identify the person or persons responsible.”

If you or someone you know might have seen or heard something related to this incident, or if you have security cameras facing the street in this area. Please let us know so that we can put you in touch with our neighbour and help find those responsible.

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Weekly Crime Summary (June 7 - June 13)

Central Etobicoke Area
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The following is a summary of crimes that have been reported in the Central Etobicoke area during the previous week. These reports are collected from the Toronto Police Crime App published by the Toronto Police Service.

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, or have any information about one of these crimes, please contact the Police.

By standing together as a community and looking out for our fellow neighbours, we can dissuade these types of crimes from occurring where we live, where we work and where we raise our families.


Weekly Crime Summary (June 7 - June 13, 2018):

West Deane Park
Break-and-Enter (Other) near West Deane Park Dr. / Beaver Bend Cres.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 3:00 am

Lambton Mills
Break-and-Enter (House) near The Kingsway / Hyland Ave.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Six Points
Break-and-Enter (Apartment) near Dundas St. West / Mabelle Ave.
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

Islington Village
Auto Theft (Other) near Kipling Ave. / Bywood Dr.
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:00 pm

The Greens of St. George
Break-and-Enter (House) near Edenbrook Hill / Country Club Dr.
Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

Six Points
Auto Theft (Outside) near Bloor St. West / Resurrection Rd.
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Eatonville
Break-and-Enter (House) near Burnhamthorpe Rd. / Warwood Rd.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 12:00 pm (noon)

West Deane Park
Auto Theft (House) near West Deane Park Dr. / Archerhill Dr.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm

Thefts from Vehicles: There were 3 reported thefts from vehicles in the past week; near Kipling Ave. / Bywood Dr. in Islington Village, near Scarlett Heights Park in Edenbridge, and near King’s Mill Park North in Old Mill. Please note, that thefts from vehicles tend to be under-reported. If you have had something stolen from your vehicle, please report it to the Police.


If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Disclaimer: The above addresses do not show the exact locations of occurrences, as incidents on the Toronto Police Crime App have been randomly offset in order to protect victim privacy. The purpose of this report is to give community members more awareness of crime events in their area and to emphasize the importance of reporting such crimes.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Reminder: Meet Your Friendly Neighbourhood Officers

Thursday, June 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Etobicoke Civic Center
399 The West Mall, Etobicoke

Deputy Chief Peter Yuen will host a community conversation on the Neighbourhood Officer Program. Called Build The Block T.O., the Toronto Police Service is asking the public to share its thoughts on neighbourhood policing.

After a presentation by Deputy Chief Yuen, members of the community will know why their neighbourhood was chosen for this new program and what they can expect in the coming months.

Attendees will then be asked key questions that will help inform how the officers are selected, what training they should have and how best they can serve the public going forward as the Toronto Police Service looks to create an enhanced Neighbourhood Officer program.

The conversation will also be available on social media and can be followed via #BuildTheBlockTO on Twitter.

The meeting will be livestreamed on Facebook. To receive a notification when live, please respond “interested or going” on the Facebook event page.

This is the first of six community conversations. The next five will take place:

June 14, Etobicoke Civic Centre
June 19, Warden Hilltop Community Centre
June 20, Kennedy Park Neighbourhood
June 25, 4020 Dundas Street West
June 26, Chester Le Community Centre

Get to your your Community Response Officers »

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Crime Trends Update (June 2018)

As part of a new segment, we will be publishing periodic reports on recent crime trends in our community which have been observed by the Toronto Police Service over the past few months. These statistics were shared publicly by the Officers from 22 Division at the most recent Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) meeting earlier this week.

The following statistics encompass all neighbourhoods in 22 Division and address 5 major crimes; Break-and-Enters, Shootings, Robberies, Auto Thefts and Thefts from Vehicles.

Break-and-Enters (Residential)
  • Over the past 60 days, there have been 29 reported Residential Break-ins — down 5% (compared with the same time last year).
  • The most common entry point continues to be large patio doors which have either been smashed or removed to gain entry to the home. The most common items stolen are jewellery and/or small electronics.

Break-and-Enters (Commercial)
  • Over the past 60 days, there have been 19 reported Commercial Break-ins — down 5% (compared with the same time last year).
  • The most common entry point continues to be large front windows which have been smashed to gain entry to the premises. The most common time of day is either overnight or early morning. The most common items stolen are cash and/or cash registers.

Shootings

Robberies
  • Over the past 60 days, there have been 14 reported Robberies — down 7% (compared with the same time last year).
  • 67% of incidents were around schools, 20% were on commercial properties, and 13% were in or around apartment buildings.
  • The most common targets are students outside schools being robbed by other students (or young adults) who may or may not be from the same school. The most common items stolen are phones, wallets, money and/or school bags.
  • Students are reminded to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings — especially when listening to music or using their phones — and to keep their valuables out of plain sight.

Auto Thefts
  • Over the past 60 days, there have been 54 reported Auto Thefts — up 25% (compared with the same time last year).
  • 83% of vehicles were stolen from streets and/or parking lots. 17% of vehicles were stolen from driveways. The most common time of day is either overnight or early morning. 
  • Historically, the most common types of vehicles stolen have been Toyota Highlanders (2008-2017 models), Honda Civics or CRVs (1997-2000 models), and Mercedes (2010-2018 models).
  • Once stolen, vehicles are often taken out of the city immediately and may be shipped out of the country within 24-48 hours.
  • Owners are reminded to always lock their doors and to keep their vehicle(s) out of sight or in their garage, if possible.

Thefts from Vehicles
  • Over the past 60 days, there have been 80 reported Thefts from Vehicles — down 23% (compared with the same time last year).
  • 71% were from vehicles parked in streets and/or parking lots. 29% were from vehicles parked in driveways. The most common time of day is either overnight or early morning. 
  • In many cases, doors have been left unlocked and/or valuables inside the vehicle have been left in plain sight. Owners are reminded to always lock their doors and keep their valuables hidden out of plain sight, in the trunk if possible.
  • When arrested, offenders usually serve minimal sentences and can be back on the street to re-offend multiple times.
  • It has also been reported that some thieves are stealing license plates from parked vehicles and using them for “gas and dash” thefts at local gas stations.

Reporting a Crime
Reporting all crimes to the Police when they occur is crucial to reducing the amount of criminal activity in our neighbourhoods. If crimes are not reported, the Officers at 22 Division cannot be made aware of them. When crimes are reported, the Officers at 22 Division can re-allocate their resources accordingly to prevent repeat offences.

Officers at 22 Division have remarked several times about how helpful the residents living and working in Central and South Etobicoke have been in helping to solve crimes. As a result, we have been told that 22 Division has one of the highest clearance rates for solved cases in the greater Toronto area.

Neighbourhood Officers
22 Division is made up of 12 neighbourhoods. Each of these neighbourhoods has a number of dedicated Community Response Officers assigned to it. Your Community Response Officers know your neighbourhood well and need your help to keep it a safe place for your and your family.

Get to your your Community Response Officers »

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Weekly Crime Summary (May 31 - June 6)

Central Etobicoke Area
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The following is a summary of crimes that have been reported in the Central Etobicoke area during the previous week. These reports are collected from the Toronto Police Crime App published by the Toronto Police Service.

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, or have any information about one of these crimes, please contact the Police.

By standing together as a community and looking out for our fellow neighbours, we can dissuade these types of crimes from occurring where we live, where we work and where we raise our families.


Weekly Crime Summary (May 31 - June 6, 2018):

Eatonville / Islington - City Centre West
Break-and-Enter (House) near The East Mall / Bloor St. West
Wednesday, May 31, 2018 at 9:00 am

Six Points / Islington Village
Break-and-Enter (Commercial) near Dundas St. West / Burnhamthorpe Rd.
Friday, June 1, 2018 at 4:00 am

Chestnut Hills / Lambton Mills
Auto Theft (House) near Old Oak Rd. / Cedarcrest Dr.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10:00 pm

Thefts from Vehicles: There were 2 reported thefts from vehicles in the past week; near Decarie Cir. / Brunner Dr. in West Deane Park, and near Brentwood Rd. North / Birchview Blvd. in The Kingsway. If you have had something stolen from your vehicle, please report it to the Police.


If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

Disclaimer: The above addresses do not show the exact locations of occurrences, as incidents on the Toronto Police Crime App have been randomly offset in order to protect victim privacy. The purpose of this report is to give community members more awareness of crime events in their area and to emphasize the importance of reporting such crimes.