A Toronto Police Service officer has been arrested and charged.
It is alleged that:
– on Monday, December 2, 2013, at approximately 4 a.m., police responded to a single-car collision on the Fred Gardiner Expressway, east of Dufferin Street
– the driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged
Constable Enis Egeli, 26, with 4 years of service, is attached to 13 Division.
He is charged with:
1) Impaired Driving
2) Over 80 mg Operation
The officer was off duty at the time of the incident.
He is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Tuesday, January 14, 2013, in room 111, at 9 a.m.
Statue stolen from front of church, Police are looking for witnesses
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – 2:32 PM
The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of a recent theft.
On Saturday, November 30, 2013, at approximately 4:20 p.m., the police were called to attend the Church of Stephen-in-the-Fields in theCollege Street and Bellevue Avenue area.
Fugitive Captured Ki Yeung Jaung, 42, wanted in Korea for Homicide
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – 2:52 PM
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made of a fugitive.
On Thursday, November 28, 2013, Toronto Police Fugitive Squad, Canada Border Services Agency, and the Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad arrested Ki Yeung Jaung, 42, in Kingston, Ontario.
It is alleged that:
– on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, he committed a homicide while living in Korea
He is currently in detention at the Maplehurst Correctional Facility.
Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Andrew Lawson, Fugitive Squad
It is reported that:
– a bronze-coloured statue known as Whatsoever You Do, by the artist Timothy Schmalz, was taken from a plinth located outside the church
The statue is a distinctive piece. Police would like to speak with anyone who may have information relating to the removal of, or location of, the statue.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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.
Homicide #47/2013, Rameez Khalid, 19, Update, Emanuel Lozada, 22, arrested and charged with Second degree murder, Police still seeking fifth person, Victor Ramos, 21
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – 2:26 PM
On Sunday, October 6, 2013, at 2:08 a.m., police responded to a stabbing call at Richmond Street East and York Street.
Officers attended and located a 19-year-old man suffering from apparent stab wounds.
On Wednesday, November 27, 2013, Emanuel Lozada, 22, was arrested by RCMP’s Immigration Task Force, working in concert with RCMP Police Dog Services and the Toronto Police Service Homicide Squad.
He was scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Thursday, November 28, 2013.
Investigators are still looking for a fifth suspect, Victor Ramos, 21. He is wanted for:
Anyone found hiding or aiding him will be arrested and charged with accessory after the fact of murder.
Arrest made in child pornography investigation, Kenneth Earle, 59, faces two counts
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – 2:28 PM
Sex Crimes Unit
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in a child pornography investigation.
It is alleged that:
– a man was accessing and saving child sexual abuse images and videos
– on Thursday, November 28, 2013, Toronto Police Sex Crimes Unit Child Exploitation Section executed a search warrant in the downtown area
– the man was arrested during the search warrant
Kenneth Earle, 59, of Toronto, is charged with:
1) Possession of Child Pornography
2) Access Child Pornography
He is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at Old City Hall, in courtroom 101.
Arrest made in home invasion, Boy, 17, faces seven charges, Two others still outstanding
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 – 2:25 PM
Hold Up Squad
The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in a home invasion investigation.
It is alleged that:
– on Monday, November 11, 2013, at 8:50 p.m., three people attended a home in the Sheppard Avenue West/Jane Street area
– the resident, a man, who was home with three children under the age of six, answered a knock at his door
– he was confronted by the three people, one armed with a revolver, and the other two masked
– a struggle ensued and continued into the hallway and into the elevator
– the gunman fired two rounds, both of which went through the man’s sweater
On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, the Hold Up Squad and 31 Division executed a search warrant.
A boy, 17, was arrested. He is charged with:
1) Armed Robbery
2) Attempted Murder
3) Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
4) Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
5) Careless Use of a Firearm
6) Use of a Firearm during Commission of an Indictable Offence
7) Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or restricted Firearm
He is scheduled to appear in court at 2201 Finch Avenue West, in courtroom 202, on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 10 a.m.
The two masked men are still outstanding.
Fallen Toronto Police Service officer, Constable John Zivcic, 34
Monday, December 2, 2013 – 5:45 PM
On Saturday, November 30, 2013, just before 4 p.m., a 22 Division traffic officer was responding to an emergency call for an impaired driver.
The officer was involved in a collision with a civilian vehicle in the intersection of Bloor Street West and Neilson Drive.
He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle, a woman, was treated in hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
The collision investigation is ongoing.
The officer involved in the collision has been identified as Constable John Zivcic, 34, a six-year and three-month member of the Service.
On Monday, December 2, 2013, Constable Zivcic succumbed to his injuries in hospital. Arrangements are being made to donate John’s organs in an effort to save other lives.
Constable John Zivcic joined on August 20, 2007, graduated January 10, 2008, and was assigned to 22 Division.
Constable Zivcic is survived by his mother, brother, sister, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law.
Click here for website story on the officer’s death.
Cornwall Police Service
FRAUD and SCAM INFORMATION
Cornwall, Ont. – The Cornwall Community Police Service recognizes that its’ not always easy to spot a scam and that new ones are invented on a daily basis. If you suspect that you may be a target of fraud, or if you have already sent funds, don’t be embarrassed, you’re not alone. The Cornwall Community Police Service along with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre wish to provide you with Crime Reduction tips to reduce the risk.
How Can I recognize a Scam?
If It sounds too good to be true
- You’ve won a big prize in a contest that you don’t recall entering. You’re offered a once-in-a-lifetime investment that offers a huge return. You’re told that you can buy into a lottery ticket pool that cannot lose.
You must pay or you can’t play
- “You’re a winner!” but you must agree to send money to the caller in order to pay for delivery, processing, taxes, duties or some other fee in order to receive your prize. Sometimes the caller will even send a courier to pick up your money.
You must give them your private financial information
- The caller asks for all your confidential banking and/or credit card information. Honest businesses do not require these details unless you are using that specific method of payment.
Will that be cash… or cash?
- Often criminal telemarketers ask you to send cash or a money order, rather than a cheque or credit card. Cash is untraceable and can’t be cancelled. Also, criminals also have difficulty in establishing themselves as merchants with legitimate credit card companies.
The caller is more excited than you are
- The criminals want to get you excited about this “opportunity” so that you won’t be able to think clearly.
It’s the manager calling
- The person calling claims to be a government official, tax officer, banking official, lawyer or some other person in authority. The person calls you by your first name and asks you a lot of personal or lifestyle questions (like how often do your grown children visit you?).
The stranger calling wants to become your best friend
- Criminals love finding out if you’re lonely and willing to talk. Once they know that, they’ll try to convince you that they are your friend – after all, we don’t normally suspect our friends of being criminals.
It’s a limited opportunity and you’re going to miss out
- If you are pressured to make a big purchase decision immediately, it’s probably not a legitimate deal. Real businesses or charities will give you a chance to check them out or think about it.What can I do to protect myself?
Remember, legitimate telemarketers have nothing to hide
- However, criminals will say anything to part you from your hard-earned money.
- Be cautious.
You have the right to check out any caller by requesting written information, a call back number, references and time to think over the offer.
Legitimate business people will be happy to provide you with that information. After all, they want the “bad guys” out of business too. Always be careful about providing confidential personal information, especially banking or credit card details, unless you are certain the company is legitimate. And, if you have doubts about a caller, your best defense is to simply hang up. It’s not rude – it’s smart.
If you’re in doubt, it’s wise to ask the advice of a close friend or relative, or even your banker. Rely on people you can trust.
Remember, you can Stop Phone Fraud – Just Hang Up!
I suspect that a relative or friend is being targeted by unscrupulous telemarketers. What can I do?
Watch for any of these warning signs
- a marked increase in the amount of mail with too-good-to-be-true offers
- frequent calls offering get-rich-quick schemes or valuable awards, or numerous calls for donations to unfamiliar charities
- a sudden inability to pay normal bills
- requests for loans or cash
- banking records that show cheques or withdrawals made to unfamiliar companies
- secretive behaviour regarding phone calls.
If you suspect that someone you know has fallen prey to a deceptive telemarketer, don’t criticize them for being naïve. Encourage that person to share their concerns with you about unsolicited calls or any new business or charitable dealings. Assure them that it is not rude to hang up on suspicious calls. Keep in mind that criminal telemarketers are relentless in hounding people – some victims report receiving 5 or more calls a day, wearing down their resistance. And, once a person has succumbed to this ruthless fraud, their name and number will likely go on a “sucker list”, which is sold from one crook to another.
According to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, the top three scams are as follows:
Any false, deceptive or misleading promotion of services or solicitation for services. These scams typically involve third parties that make offers for telecommunications, internet, finance, medical and energy services. This category of scams may also include, but is not limited to, offers such as extended warranties, insurance and sales services.
One of the most common scams is the “prize pitch”. Consumers are told they have been specially selected to win a prize, or have been awarded one of three or two of five prizes. These prizes usually include cash or a vehicle. You must purchase a product and pay in advance to receive your prize. These products may include “coin collections”, personalized pen sets, etc. The products are generally cheap or overpriced, but may sound valuable over the phone.
Remember, in a legitimate contest you do not have to purchase a product to qualify for a prize.
You may also encounter the “sweepstakes scam”. After entering a fake sweepstakes contest in the mail, you will receive a call within two to four weeks from a fraudulent telemarketer. This person will usually identify themselves as a lawyer, judge, customs agent or other official. They will represent themselves as an agent for a particular company. You will be told that you have won a large cash award, but money must be sent up front for taxes, etc.
Emergency or “Grandparent” Scam
Though the “Emergency Scam” (or sometimes referred to as the “Grandparent Scam”) has been around for years, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre warns the public to be on alert after noting a marked increase in the number of complaints in the last two months.
In the typical scenario, a grandparent receives a phone call from a con-artist claiming to be one of his or her grandchildren. The caller goes on to say that they are in some kind of trouble and need money immediately. Typically they claim being in a car accident, trouble returning from a foreign country or they need bail money. .
Victims don’t verify the story until after the money has been sent as the caller specifically asks that they do not want other relatives to know what has happened. ”
Wanting to help their grandchild, the victim sends money by a money transfer company such as Money Gram or Western Union.
Variations on the scam exist such as an old neighbour, a friend of the family etc. but predominantly the emergency scam is directed toward the grandparents.
If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the Cornwall Community Police Service by dialing (613) 933-5000, ext. 2600, our web-site www.cornwallpolice.com or www.anti-fraudbusters.ca.
The Cornwall Community Police Service is committed to our residents through our Vision: “A Safer Cornwall, reducing crime always”.
BREAK AND ENTER
Cornwall, ON – Robert Corbette, 32 of Cornwall was arrested on December 3rd, 2013 and charged with break and enter. It is alleged that in the early morning hours of December 3rd, 2013 the man was found to be within a secured yard of an abandoned building on Cumberland Street. After a brief foot chase the man was taken into custody and charged accordingly. He was later released to appear in court on December 24th, 2013.
(North Dundas) – On November 29, 2013 at approximately 6:30pm, SD&G OPP officers responded to a report of a domestic situation at a residence on Ottawa Street in the Town of Winchester, North Dundas Township. Investigation indicated that an altercation occurred between a male and his spouse resulting in the female being assaulted.
A 77 year old man was arrested and is charged with;
He was released and scheduled to appear in Cornwall court on December 10, 2013.
DRUGS SEIZED AT R.I.D.E.
(South Dundas) – On December 01, 2013 at approximately 2:00pm, officers were conducting Reduce Impaired Drivers Everywhere (RIDE) spot checks at the intersection of County Road 18 and 8, South Dundas Township. A check of a vehicle resulted in a quantity of suspected marihuana seized from inside.
The 17year old driver (South Dundas Twp) was arrested and is charged with;
– Possession of a Controlled Substance
He was released and scheduled to appear in Morrisburg court on January 07, 2014.
(North Glengarry) – On December 01, 2013 at approximately 4:15pm, SD&G OPP officers observed a male on Main Street in the Town of Alexandria, known to the officers to be in contravention of a condition (non-communication) from a previous incident.
Brandon LESSARD (20) of North Glengarry was arrested and is charged with;
– Fail to Comply with Condition
He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court on January 08, 2014.
WEATHER KEEP OFFICERS BUSY
(SD&G) – The adverse weather affecting SD&G late Sunday afternoon (01Dec13) resulted in poor road conditions in the United Counties. SD&G OPP officer responded to a total of 42 (Stormont-15, Dundas-4, Glengarry-23) traffic related calls for service consisting of minor collisions to vehicles in ditch/median. Fortunately, no injuries resulted.
Of note, at approximately 9:15pm, a tractor trailer lost control and jack-knifed on Highway 401 South Glengarry Township ending up in the median, partially blocking the eastbound lanes. The affected area was reduced to one lane until approximately 11:00pm as the vehicle was removed.
The message is simple…winter is here, adjust and drive accordingly!!
Ontario Provincial Police News Portal [STORMONT DUNDAS and GLENGARRY] DISQUALIFIED DRIVER /THEFT 2013-12-03
(South Glengarry) – On December 03, 2013 at approximately 4:20am, SD&G OPP officers had the occasion to stop a tractor-trailer unit on Highway 401, South Glengarry Township. The stop revealed the male driver’s driving privilege was disqualified from a previous incident.
Sarbjit SINGH (43) of Brampton ON was arrested and is charged with;
– Drive While Disqualified
He was released and scheduled to appear in Alexandria court on January 08, 2014.
(North Stormont) – Over the past weekend (30Nov-02Dec13), a steel bender valued at approximately $4000.00 was taken from a property under construction on County Road 6, North Stormont Township.
An investigation continues.
Update: Man in Ajax Succumbs to Injuries
Case Number: 13-OFD-293
Other News Releases Related to Case 13-OFD-293
Mississauga (3 December, 2013) — A 47-year-old man shot yesterday by an officer with the Durham Regional Police Service has succumbed to his injuries. His death was pronounced this morning. At the request of family, the man’s name will not be released at this time.
Preliminary information indicates the following:
• At approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013, officers with the Durham Regional Police Service were dispatched to an address on Unsworth Crescent after receiving multiple disturbance calls regarding a man acting in a strange manner;
• Officers located the man a short distance away, on Dring Street and Unsworth Crescent. There was an interaction between police and the man, and an officer discharged his firearm striking the man. The man was taken to a local hospital and then airlifted to St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
• He succumbed to his injuries this morning at 4 a.m.
The SIU has assigned 13 investigators and three forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident. At this time, one subject officer and four witness officers have been designated.
Anyone who may have information regarding this case is asked to contact the lead investigator at 416-622-1988 or 1-800-787-8529 ext. 1988.
The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must
- consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence in connection with the incident under investigation
- depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
- report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General.