Cornwall, ON – Peter Thomas, 25 of St-Regis was arrested on November 25th, 2013 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged that the man failed to attend court on November 13th, 2013 and a warrant was issued for his arrest. On November 25th, 2013 the man who was currently in custody on an unrelated matter was arrested on the strength of a warrant then remained in custody for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – Jason Lewis, 41 of Sudbury was arrested November 25th, 2013 on the strength of a warrant. It is alleged that the man was bound by a probation order with conditions and that he was not abiding by those conditions. On November 25th, 2013 the man attended police headquarters to deal with the matter. He was taken into custody and held for a bail hearing.
Cornwall, ON – Hamza Malik, 20 of Cornwall was arrested on November 25th, 2013 and charged with breaching his recognizance by being with someone know to have a criminal record. It is alleged that on November 25th, 2013 the man was spotted by police at the soccer fields in the company of a woman known to police to have a criminal record. The man was arrested, charged accordingly then held for a bail hearing.
Ottawa Police Service
Seeking assistance in identifying distraction theft suspect
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 25, 2013 4:00pm
(Ottawa)-The Ottawa Police Service is seeking public assistance in identifying suspects involved in “distraction theft” following a visit at financial institutions. There have been several incidents in the West End of Ottawa, one in October and four in November 2013.
Both victims had been at a financial institution in the West end of Ottawa and were targeted once they left the institution. Both victims had observed suspicious persons in the area prior to leaving.
The suspects approach the victims after they’ve visited a banking institution or a retail store. The suspects approach the driver once they are inside their vehicle and advise they have a flat tire on the rear right side of the vehicle. Signs of push pins/tacks were observed on the ground then the suspect would offer assistance with changing the tire. The suspect would then direct the driver to pick up the pushpins. A second accomplice would enter the vehicle from the opposite side and steal the driver’s purse and/or other valuables.
In two recent incidents, the victims observed the suspicious persons in the area and provided the following suspect’s description: possibly Asian/native male, short male approx. 5’5″ (165cm); 40 years of age, speaking poor English, and wearing a baseball cap
If you encounter a similar scenario you should BE WARY of a possible distraction theft and take the necessary measures.
* Make note of the suspect’s physical appearance and clothing description for the police; If you do not feel safe, remain in your vehicle and call for assistance (police);
* If you don’t have a cell phone, remain in your vehicle until the suspect leaves or exit when it is safe and head to the nearest place of safety and contact the police;
* If you need to exit your vehicle, do not leave your purse or valuables unattended and immediately lock your car door.
Anyone with information with respect to this type of distraction theft is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Service West District Investigations at 613-236-1222 ext. 2666 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
Update: Shots fired at two separate locations this weekend
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, November 25, 2013 12:40pm
(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Section continues to investigate two incidents from the past weekend.
On November 22, 2013 police responded to a shooting that occurred inside a residence in the 300 block of Murray Street where a 22 year old male victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
On November 23, 2013 police responded to a shooting where six (6) gunshots were fired into a residence in the 1800 block of Summerfields Crescent. No injuries were reported.
The Guns and Gangs Section has been able to confirm that the two incidents are not linked, they are not gang related, and that they were not random.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050 or Crime Stoppers 613-233-8477 or toll free 1-800-8477.
Ottawa Police lay charges in swarming
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday November 25, 2013 11:30 am
(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has laid charges in connection to a swarming.
On November 21, 2013, a lone male was skateboarding along a pathway near Valin St. in Orleans when he was approached by two male suspects. The males, one armed with an imitation handgun, grabbed the victim and made a demand for his phone. The males fled with the victim’s phone and backpack. The victim gave chase, and was assisted by another passerby in apprehending one of the suspects. The second suspect then came to his associate’s assistance and pointed the gun at the victim. The two suspects then fled again. One suspect then ran into a vehicle and was apprehended a second time and held for Police. The second suspect, the one armed with the imitation handgun, fled but returned a short time later and turned himself in to officers at the scene. There were no injuries.
Noel PEREZ, age 18, of Ottawa, is charged with robbery, possession of a weapon, use imitation firearm, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats.
Nathan PITT, age 19 of Ottawa, is charged with robbery, possession of a weapon, use imitation firearm, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, and assault.
Both suspects were released and appear in court on December 12, 2013.
Man shot in residence on Murray Street, Ottawa
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 22, 2013 9:11 pm
(Ottawa)— On the 22nd day of November 2013 at approximately 6:33 PM the Ottawa Police Service responded to a shooting that occurred inside a residence in the 300 block of Murray Street in Ottawa. A 22 year old male victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Investigation continues by members of the Guns and Gangs Section.
Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Guns and Gangs Section at 613-236-1222 Ext. 5050, or Crime Stoppers 613-233-8477 or toll free 1-800-222-8477
All media inquiries please contact the Guns and Gangs Section at 613-236-1222 Ext. 5050.
Toronto Police Service
Monday, November 25, 2013 – 4:00 PM
On Friday, October 4, 2013, details surrounding Projects Brazen and Quell were released by Staff Inspector Greg McLane of the Homicide Squad. At that time, he requested the public’s assistance with locating several men wanted in connection with those projects.
On Friday, November 22, 2013, Sedoncik Atkins, 21, of Toronto, was charged with:
1. Traffic in Controlled substance
2. Traffic in Marijuana (under)
3. Threatening Death
4. nine counts of Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
5. Participation in a Criminal Organization
He appeared in court at 1911 Eglinton Avenue East.
Armed robbery suspect arrested, Loaded firearms and drugs seized
Monday, November 25, 2013 – 3:37 PM
On Friday, November 22, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., police responded to a robbery call at the Kentucky Fried Chicken on The Queensway.
It is alleged that:
– the accused entered the store and placed a food order
– as the employee was accepting the money from the accused, he pointed a gun at her and demanded money from the register
– the employee screamed and the accused fled with a quantity of money
– the accused fled in a vehicle which was stopped by police a short time later
On Saturday, November 23, 2013, a search warrant was executed by the Hold Up Squad with the assistance of 22 Division Major Crime Unit at the accused’s home.
It is further alleged that the following was seized:
– a 9mm semi-auto handgun loaded with ammunition
– a long-barrelled rifle (pellet gun) black in colour with a scope
– a semi-automatic handgun pellet gun
– a quantity of money obtained from the robbery
– drug paraphernalia (scales and packaging)
Michael Knight, 29, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. Robbery While Armed with Firearm
2. Possession of Cocaine
3. Possession of Restricted Firearm with Ammunition
4. Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
5. Careless Storage-Firearm
6. Possession of Firearm Knowing it’s Possession is Unauthorized
7. Possession For the Purpose Cocaine
He appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Public safety alert, Federal pardons fraud investigation, Update
Monday, November 25, 2013 – 1:36 PM
The Toronto Police Service are appealing to the public for more information on an ongoing fraud investigation.
It is reported that:
– a company listed online as Federal Pardons Canada, advertises their services for processing pardons and waivers to enter the USA, for a nominal fee
Further investigation has identified more victims.
Police are continuing to urge anyone who actually met with someone face-to-face to exchange money or documents in connection to receiving a pardon or waiver.
Homicide #53/2013, Neeko Mitchell, 25
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, at approximately 8:10 p.m., police responded to a call for a shooting out front of the North Kipling Community Centre/North Kipling Junior and Middle School located at 2 Rountree Road, in the Kipling Avenue and Finch Avenue area.
Officers arriving on scene found a man suffering from obvious injuries. He was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The man has been identified as Neeko Mitchell, 25, of Toronto.
Investigators understand that, due to a community event that was occurring at the time of the incident, a large number of people may have been both inside and outside of the community centre/school at the time of the shooting. Police would like to speak with anyone who was present or who may have seen the victim prior to or after the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Toronto Police Homicide Squad at 416-808-7400 or 23 Division at 416-808-2300, 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.
Police request assistance in Fatal Collision #56/2013, Steeles Avenue West, west of Yonge Street
Monday, November 25, 2013 – 9:57 AM
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, at 3:20 p.m., police responded to a personal injury collision at Steeles Avenue West, west of Yonge Street.
It is reported that:
– a 30-year-old man was driving a 2001 Dodge Ram van, southbound on a driveway, turning right onto westbound Steeles Avenue West, west of Yonge Street,
– a 42-year-old woman was attempting to cross Steeles Avenue West, from the north side to the south side, on the west side of the intersection,
– the woman was struck by the van
The woman suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced at the scene.
Man arrested for Sexual Assault, Andrew Medford, 22
Monday, November 25, 2013 – 9:53 AM
Sex Crimes Unit
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in a Sexual Assault investigation:
It was reported that:
– on Sunday, November 24, 2013, at approximately 5 a.m., a man knocked on an apartment door in the Keele Street/Rogers Road area
– when the woman answered the door, the man forced himself inside
– he attacked, choked, and sexually assaulted the woman
On Sunday, November 24, 2013, Andrew Medford, 22, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:
1) Aggravated Sexual Assault
2) Sexual Assault with a Weapon
3) Threaten Bodily Harm
4) Overcome Resistance: Choking
5) Possession of Marihuana – over
6) Possession of Marihuana for the Purposes of Trafficking
He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Monday, November 25, 2013, at 10 a.m..
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] Traffic Stop Nets Drugs 2013-11-25
(South Glengarry) – On 23Nov13, at approximately 10:30am, SD&G OPP officers had occasion to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 401, South Glengarry Township.
The stop resulted in the seizure (small amount) of suspected marihuana.
The 32yr old male driver (Brandon CAESAR of Montreal, QC) and his 32yr old male passenger (Nieve CHARLES of Dollard Des Ormeaux, QC) were arrested and face a charge of:
– Possession Schedule II Cannabis Marihuana
Both men are scheduled to appear 08Jan14 in Alexandria court.