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Monday, 14 March 2016

Man Arrested, Firearm Recovered near The East Mall / Rathburn Rd.

Please note, officers from a TAVIS Rapid Response Team have arrested an individual and seized an illegal firearm in The East Mall and Rathburn Rd. area:
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, officers from a TAVIS Rapid Response Team were patrolling in the The East Mall and Rathburn Rd. area, as part of a proactive enforcement initiative.

It is alleged that:
  • two men went to a Toronto Community Housing building in the The East Mall and Rathburn Road area
  • officers investigated the two for offences under the Provincial Offences Act and the Controlled Drug and Substances Act
  • during the course of the investigation, one man was found to be in possession of a firearm and was arrested
  • the second man fled and made good his escape

Kevin Boakye, 22, of Toronto, is charged with:
  1. carrying a concealed weapon
  2. unauthorized possession of a firearm
  3. possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  4. careless storage of a firearm

Anyone with information can contact the Police at 416-808-2200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

The Toronto Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) is a Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services supported initiative, dedicated to creating and maintaining sustainable, safe neighborhoods. TAVIS initiatives are operating in all the 17 Toronto Police Divisions, and supported by every unit the service.

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