Google+

Friday, December 14, 2018

Weekly Crime Summary (December 6 - December 12)

December 6 - December 12, 2018 (click to enlarge)
The following is a summary of crimes which have been reported in the Central Etobicoke area during the previous week. These are front-line reports published by the Toronto Police Service via the Toronto Police Crime App. The following details are subject to change as each case is more thoroughly investigated by the Toronto Police.

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 (December 6 - December 12, 2018):

Islington - City Centre West » Tom Riley Park
Break-and-Enter (Apartment) near Central Park Rdwy / Islington Ave.
Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 7:00 am

Islington - City Centre West » Tom Riley Park
Robbery (Outside) near Wilgar Rd. / Montgomery Rd.
Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 3:00 pm

Kingsway South » Home Smith Park
Break-and-Enter (Apartment) near Woodhaven Hts. / Kingsway Cres.
Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 9:00 pm

Islington - City Centre West » East Mall Park
Break-and-Enter (Commercial) near Cantle Path / The East Mall
Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 4:00 am

Islington - City Centre West » Michael Power Park
Break-and-Enter (Apartment) near Dundas St. West / Avonhurst Rd.
Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 12:00 pm (noon)

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » St. George’s Golf Course
Break-and-Enter (House) near Ridgevalley Cres. / Ridgecross Rd.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at 9:00 pm

Thefts from Vehicles: There have been 4 reported thefts from vehicles in the past week; near Northampton Dr. / Shaver Ave. in Eatonville, near Hartfield Rd. / Anglesey Blvd. in Humber Valley Village, near Valiant Rd. / Westrose Ave. in Kingsway South, and near Hyland Ave. / The Kingsway in Kingsway South. 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. 

Weekly Crime Summary (November 29 - December 5)

November 29 - December 5, 2018 (click to enlarge)
The following is a summary of crimes which have been reported in the Central Etobicoke area during the previous week. These are front-line reports published by the Toronto Police Service via the Toronto Police Crime App. The following details are subject to change as each case is more thoroughly investigated by the Toronto Police.

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 (November 29 - December 5, 2018):

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » St. George’s Golf Course
Break-and-Enter (House) near Ripplewood Rd. / Edenbrook Hill
Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 5:00 pm

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » North Drive
Break-and-Enter (House) near Woodcrest Dr. / Bewdley Pl.
Thursday, November 29, 2018, at 7:00 pm

Islington - City Centre West » Michael Power Park
Auto Theft (Outside) near Resurrection Rd. / Michael Power Pl.
Friday, November 30, 2018, at 4:00 pm

Islington - City Centre West » Silverhill Park
Auto Theft (Commercial) near Yarn Rd. / Silverhill Dr.
Friday, November 30, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » St. George’s Golf Course
Break-and-Enter (House) near Swingdon Rd. / The Kingsway
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 8:00 pm

Kingsway South » Kingsway Gate Parkette
Break-and-Enter (Commercial) near Bloor St. West / Old Mill Rd.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Thefts from Vehicles: There have been 2 reported thefts from vehicles in the past week; near Swan Ave. / Charleston Rd. in Eatonville, and near Longfield Rd. / Warrender Ave. in Lloyd Manor. 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. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Crime Trends Update (December 2018)

As part of our on-going 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, Robberies, Auto Thefts, Thefts from Vehicles and Shootings / Homicides.

Break-and-Enters (Residential)
  • In the past 60 days, there have been 50 reported Residential Break-ins — up 7% (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)
  • In the past 60 days, there have been 29 reported Commercial Break-ins — up 7% (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.

Robberies
  • In the past 60 days, there have been 15 reported Robberies — down 16% (compared with the same time last year).
  • 47% of incidents were outside, 40% were on commercial properties, and 13% were on transit-related properties.
  • The most common targets tend to be 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
  • In the past 60 days, there have been 59 reported Auto Thefts — up 17% (compared with the same time last year).
  • 69% of vehicles were stolen from streets and/or parking lots, 31% of vehicles were stolen from driveways. The most common time of day is either overnight or early morning. 
  • Historically, the most common makes of vehicles stolen have been late-model Toyota, Lexus and Honda (especially SUV models).
  • Once stolen, vehicles are often taken out of the city and may be shipped out of the country within 24-48 hours, making them nearly impossible to recover.
  • Owners are reminded to always lock their doors and to keep their vehicle(s) out of sight or in their garage, if possible.
  • This summer we witnessed what appeared to be incidents of thieves using handheld devices to scan for remote entry key fobs from outside residents’ homes, enabling them to unlock and steal vehicles without triggering the alarm. If you own a vehicle with a remote entry key fob, please store it away from the entrances to your home and/or in an RF-shielded container.
  • There has also been a rise in the number of tractor trailers stolen.
Thefts from Vehicles
  • In the past 60 days, there have been 84 reported Thefts from Vehicles — down 2% (compared with the same time last year).
  • 69% were from vehicles parked in streets and/or parking lots, 31% were from vehicles parked in driveways. The most common time of day is either overnight or early morning. 
  • Owners are reminded to always lock their doors and keep their valuables hidden out of plain sight, in the trunk if possible — especially while shopping during the holidays. In many cases, doors have been left unlocked and/or valuables inside the vehicle have been left in plain sight.
  • When arrested, offenders often serve minimal sentences and can be back on the street to re-offend multiple times.
  • It has also been reported that some thieves may be stealing license plates from parked vehicles and using them for “gas and dash” thefts at local gas stations.
  • This summer we witnessed what appeared to be incidents of thieves using handheld devices to scan for remote entry key fobs from outside residents’ homes, enabling them to unlock and steal vehicles without triggering the alarm. If you own a vehicle with a remote entry key fob, please store it away from the entrances to your home and/or in an RF-shielded container.
Reporting a Crime
Reporting all crimes to the Police when they occur is critical 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 and Community Response 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.

22 Division has also introduced an expanded Neighbourhood Officer program in the East Mall - West Mall and the Islington - City Centre West neighbourhoods. Neighbourhood Officers are dedicated to working proactively within these neighbourhoods to help ensure the safety and security of the local community.

Get to your your Neighbourhood and 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, November 30, 2018

A New Website for 22 Division CPLC

22 Division CPLC - 22divisioncplc.ca
The 22 Division Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), has recently relaunched their website, featuring a rich collection of information and links to online resources which may be of interest to anyone living and/or working in Central or South Etobicoke — otherwise known as 22 Division.

The purpose of the CPLC is to function as an intermediary committee of community volunteers and members of the Toronto Police Service, working together to identify, prioritize and problem-solve local policing issues.

The website features an interactive map of 22 Division neighbourhoods and descriptions of the duties of different officers working in 22 Division, such as Neighbourhood Officers, Community Response Unit, School Engagement Team, Crime Prevention, Traffic Response, etc., as well as how to reach out to them.

The website also features an updated collection of 30 crime prevention brochures ranging in topic from Home Security, Transit, Travel and Holiday Safety, to Youth, Senior and Personal Safety.

Also featured on the website, is an events calendar highlighting upcoming CPLC meetings, community initiatives, charity events, etc.

For more information, please visit 22divisioncplc.ca

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.

Weekly Crime Summary (November 22 - November 28)

November 22 - November 28, 2018 (click to enlarge)
The following is a summary of crimes which have been reported in the Central Etobicoke area during the previous week. These are front-line reports published by the Toronto Police Service via the Toronto Police Crime App. The following details are subject to change as each case is more thoroughly investigated by the Toronto Police.

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 (November 22 - November 28, 2018):

West Deane Park » Heathercrest Park
Break-and-Enter (House) near Dewitt Rd. / Antioch Dr.
Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 8:00 am

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » Humber Valley Village
Break-and-Enter (House) near Bridgewater Rd. / Lambeth Rd.
Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 11:00 am

Kingsway South » The Kingsway
Break-and-Enter (House) near King Georges Rd. / Kingsmill Rd.
Friday, November 23, 2018, at 3:00 pm

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » Humber Valley Village
Theft Over $5,000 (House) near Colwood Rd. / Royal York Rd.
Friday, November 23, 2018, at 7:00 pm

Princess - Rosethorn » Islington Golf Club
Break-and-Enter (House) near Fairway Rd. / Islington Ave.
Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 11:00 am

Islington - City Centre West » Eatonville
Auto Theft (House) near Greenfield Dr. / Paulart Dr.
Monday, November 26, 2018, at 10:00 pm

Princess - Rosethorn » Princess Anne Manor
Break-and-Enter (House) near Twyford Rd. / Sir Williams Ln.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Thefts from Vehicles: There have been 2 reported thefts from vehicles in the past week; near Bywood Dr. / Remington Rd. in Princess - Rosethorn, and near Bywood Dr. / Cedarland Dr. in Princess - Rosethorn. in Kingsway South. 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. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Update: Shooting near Longfield Ave. / Richdale Ct. [Photo Released]

Please note, a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for the arrest of the man suspected responsible for the shooting near Longfield Ave / Richdale Ct. in the Princess Margaret area on May 7, 2018.

On Monday, May 7, 2018, at 11:55 am, officers received a call for a personal injury collision in the Kipling Avenue / Longfield Road area.

It was determined at the scene that the man driving had sustained what were believed to be gunshot wounds.

He was taken to hospital.

On Thursday, May 10, 2018, the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead in hospital.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Reid, 38, of Toronto.

On Friday, May 11, 2018, Homicide Detective Leslie Dunkley updated the media on the investigation into Homicide #29/2018.

Homicide investigators were interested in identifying the suspect vehicle as well as anyone in possession or associated to the suspect vehicle. Investigators believed the vehicle was a white, four-door, 2008 or newer model BMW X6. To view the security camera video of the suspect vehicle released, click here.

To view news conference, click here.

On Friday, November 2, 2018, a Canada-wide warrant was issued for the arrest of Richie Blackwood, 43, of Toronto.

He is wanted for Second Degree Murder

Description: He is described as 5'8", 160 lbs., medium build, and has a large mole on the tip of his nose. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder with the words “blood line famous money” and an image of a diamond, as well as a tattoo on his left forearm of an image of flowers. He may also use the following aliases:

  • Anthony White 
  • Randy Richards 
  • Jason Michael Carter 
  • Stitch Blackwood 

Police have allegedly recovered a vehicle associated to the homicide.

An image of the wanted man has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police at 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

View Police Report »

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.

Weekly Crime Summary (November 15 - November 21)

November 15 - November 21, 2018 (click to enlarge)
The following is a summary of crimes which have been reported in the Central Etobicoke area during the previous week. These are front-line reports published by the Toronto Police Service via the Toronto Police Crime App. The following details are subject to change as each case is more thoroughly investigated by the Toronto Police.

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 (November 15 - November 21, 2018):

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » Edenbridge
Break-and-Enter (House) near Taylorwood Rd. / Woodvalley Dr.
Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 8:00 am

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » Humber Valley Village
Break-and-Enter (House) near Hartfield Rd. / Royal York Rd.
Thursday, November 15, 2018, at 10:00 pm

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » Edgehill
Break-and-Enter (House) near Westridge Rd. / Edgehill Rd.
Friday, November 16, 2018, at 7:00 pm

Princess - Rosethorn » Princess Margaret
Break-and-Enter (House) near Firwood Cres. / Lloyd Manor Rd.
Sunday, November 18, 2018, at 8:00 am

Islington - City Centre West » Six Points
Break-and-Enter (House) near Montesson St. / Poplar Ave.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 10:00 am

Islington - City Centre West » Eatonville
Auto Theft (House) near Donalbert Rd. / Agar Cres.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 7:00 am

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » Humber Valley Village
Break-and-Enter (House) near Hartfield Rd. / Alderton Ct.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 4:00 pm

Edenbridge - Humber Valley » Humber Valley Village
Auto Theft (House) near Hartfield Rd. / Alderton Ct.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 4:00 pm

Islington - City Centre West » Six Points
Break-and-Enter (Commercial) near Cordova Ave. / Dundas St. West
Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at 11:00 pm

Thefts from Vehicles: There have been 3 reported thefts from vehicles in the past week; near Eglinton Ave. / Lloyd Manor Rd. in Princess Margaret, near Newcross Dr. / West Deane Park Dr. in West Deane Park, and near Montgomery Rd. / Loyalist Rd. in Kingsway South. 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.