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Pregnant woman killed, baby delivered via C-section after shooting


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 Police say a pregnant woman is dead and her baby is receiving treatment at a Toronto hospital after a shooting in Rexdale late Sunday night.

It happened in the area of John Garland Boulevard and Jamestown Crescent at around 11 p.m.

Police say the woman, who is believed to be 35 years old, and three other people were inside the vehicle when shots rang out.


Several bullets were fired into the car and the pregnant woman, who was sitting in the back, was shot in the chest.

The other occupants of the vehicle were not injured in the shooting and drove the woman to Etobicoke General Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

The child, who police say is about 20 weeks old, was delivered via emergency C-section and transferred to a trauma centre.

The newborn's condition is not known at this time.

Police say it is too early to tell if the pregnant woman was targeted in the shooting.

Investigators have not yet released any suspect description.

Officers are reviewing video in the area and looking into the possibility that the suspect or suspects fired the shots from a vehicle.


Police arrest two young offenders in robbery, beating of women at downtown restaurant







Youth arrested in connection with kidnapping of gang members



Toronto police have arrested the 17-year-old wanted in connection with the kidnapping and assault of two males last month.

Police say the 17-year-old, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was located in a North York apartment on Wednesday. He faces a number of charges including kidnapping for ransom, using a firearm to commit an indictable offence as well as cocaine possession.

Police are still searching for 23-year-old Lincoln Richards, who is believed to be armed and dangerous.

In the early-morning hours of April 19 at a condo on Front Street West at John Street, a party turned into a shoot-out and kidnapping in which two members of the Queen’s Drive Crips were taken to a townhouse, tied to a chair, beaten, and forced to play Russian Roulette.

As beatings took place, police say the victims were moved among several locations and also forced to perform sex acts.

Ransom demands were made to victims’ families. Ransom was paid and the teens were released on April 21.

On April 29, Michael Hollinger, 51, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with kidnapping, assault with a weapon and obstructing police.

Four other people have also been arrested in connection with the case. Quinton Gardiner, 19, of Toronto, faces six charges; Akil Whyte, 23, of Toronto, faces eight gun charges; Deshawn Walters, 18, and a 16-year-old boy also face numerous gun charges.   



The homicide squad is investigating a fatal shooting in Brampton Friday night that claimed the life of a Mississauga man.

Peel police identified the victim as 24-year-old Kadeem Bascombe.

The shooting reportedly happened around 9 p.m. outside a restaurant near Bramalea City Centre at Lisa Street and Dixie Road.

Paramedics say the victim was shot in the chest and was found without vital signs. He was rushed to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

There is no suspect description at this time.

The victim was originally identified as 17 years old by police.

Anyone with information is asked to come forward.


Police looking for man who sucker-punched blind subway passenger  


Globe and mail

Toronto police are looking for a man who sucker-punched a blind subway passenger earlier this week.

Mark Zillmann, 37, said he was transferring from the Bloor line train to the Yonge line on Tuesday when he was sucker-punched in the jaw.

“At first I thought something had dropped from the ceiling,” the mild-mannered Mr. Zillmann told The Globe. “Then I realized that I’d taken a blow to the face from someone. It was a solid punch, but I didn’t fall over.”

Before the attack, another disabled passenger had offered to assist Mr. Zillmann navigate the underground. The cane-carrying native of Zephyr, Ont., thanked the passenger (who was using a wheelchair), but assured the Good Samaritan that he knew his way around the subway station.

Moments later, he was struck flush in the face. Once he realized what had happened, he yelled for help. The cry was heard by the other passenger, who noticed a man fleeing. He attempted to pursue the assailant, but lost him at the escalator.

“He told me his name was Alfredo,” Mr. Zillmann said of the unidentified Good Samaritan, whom he would like to thank. “He had a Spanish accent.”

After the attack, TTC security staff responded to the scene and police were called in. Mr. Zillmann was transported by paramedics to Toronto Western Hospital with bruising to right side of the face. He was released the same night.

Toronto police are investigating the assault, which is just the latest random attack in the city. A 33-year-old is facing charges after a 68-year-old woman was head-butted at the Eaton Centre mall last Saturday.

TTC spokesman Brad Ross said any available surveillance video of Zillmann’s assault would be turned over to police for their investigation. “All criminal matters of this nature are handled by Toronto Police Services,” Mr. Ross said. “Our own special constables will be on the lookout for a suspect, and will make an arrest if the suspect is spotted.” 



Cops ID torso, charge man with indignity to a dead body 


Toronto Sun

Toronto Police have identified the woman’s torso left behind an East Chinatown butcher shop and have charged a man with indignity to a dead body.

Homicide investigators say the grisly bagged remains, found in the Broadview Ave. and Gerrard St. E. area last week by a worker at the shop, belong to Melissa Cooper, 30, of Toronto.

On Friday, Police arrested Albert Ian Ohab, 38, of Toronto. Ohab appeared in court at Old City Hall on Saturday.

Homicide Det.-Sgt. Terry Browne said the cause of Cooper’s death remains “undetermined” at this time.

“The circumstances surrounding her death are my primary focus,” Browne told the Sun on Saturday. “That investigation is ongoing so we are appealing to anyone who may have had contact with the victim or person charged in the days proceeding when her remains were located (April 19).”

Police are still hunting for the remaining body parts.

Cops searched one of the city’s garbage dumps at the Commissioners St. transfer station – near Logan Ave. and Lake Shore Blvd. E., about 3 kilometers from the butcher shop – last Friday in search of the remains.

Browne said last week the remains were likely tossed in the trash at the rear of the shop 24 hours before the discovery. Based on the lack of decomposition, the person’s death was “fairly recent,” he said.


Anyone with information can call 416-808-7400 or 416-222-TIPS.



Cops ID man and woman murdered Friday night


Toronto Sun

Homicide investigators are on the hunt for two suspects after a man and woman were shot and killed outside a Scarborough LCBO.

Toronto Police said the man had just left the liquor store and was getting into the back seat of an SUV when he was gunned down, along with a female passenger.

Around 10 p.m. Friday, two suspects approached the man, one armed with a firearm at Parkway Mall – in the Victoria Park Ave. and Ellesmere Rd. area. One suspect then fired multiple times into the backseat of the vehicle.

Another man and woman in the front of the SUV were not injured and according to police, are co-operating with the investigation.

“It would appear that all the gunfire was directed at the male who was in the process of getting in the back seat, but I can’t say for certain whether the female was targeted or received some collateral gunfire as a result of bullets that missed the male victim and struck her,” Homicide Det.-Sgt. Gary Giroux told reporters at the scene Saturday morning. “She was deceased in the vehicle and he became deceased a short time afterwards after arriving in hospital.”

Police have identified the victims as Joseph Anzolona, 26, of Toronto and Cynthia Mullapudi, 24, of Markham.

Giroux said investigators are in the process of collecting video of the surrounding area, including at the LCBO, to get a clearer picture of the gunman.

“He was (shooting) very close,” he said. “The door was open and windows smashed out. There’s no bullet holes in the SUV, so we believe (the victim) was in the process of getting into the vehicle and that’s why the vehicle wasn’t struck with any bullets.”


Man rushed to hospital after early morning shooting in Toronto


City News

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was rushed to hospital after a shooting near Bathurst and Bloor streets on Sunday morning.

Officers arrived on scene just before 7 a.m. on Bathurst Street, just north of Bloor Street, and located one person with injuries.

The man had serious injuries when he was transported to hospital.

There is no information on suspects at this time.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police. 



80 people charged in online child porn bust


City News


Ontario provincial police have laid charges against 80 people, including a young offender, in an online child porn bust.

They’re facing 274 charges, OPP Supt. Don Bell said Thursday, including sexual assault.

“The most fundamental responsibility of any society is to protect its children. Every child has the right to be nurtured and the right to be safe,” Bell said in a statement.


Police identified 20 victims, who have since been offered counseling and other assistance. Police also found nine people who were working the sex trade against their will, including 14-, 15-, and 16-year-olds.


The 80 people arrested are facing charges of possession of child pornography,  make available child pornography, distribution of child pornography, making child pornography, and accessing child pornography.


Click here for the full list of the names and charges. Milton daycare teacher Steven Campbell is among the people arrested.


The OPP, the RCMP, South Simcoe Police Service, Stratford Police Service, St. Thomas Police, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Canadian Forces National Investigation Service, and United States Homeland Security Investigations were all involved in the investigation.

The provincial strategy began in August of 2006. Not including these arrests, police say they have laid 11,408 charges against 3,310 people. During that period, 870 child victims have been identified in Ontario. Another 173 child victims were identified internationally.



Three men charged in alleged sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

City News


Three Toronto men are facing at least 40 charges after an alleged gang sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl last August.

Police say a 19-year-old man began talking to the girl in July and lured her to his home a month later.

Once there, the man and two of his friends allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Trian Vassel, 19, was arrested in February while in custody for an unrelated matter, and charged with 28 offences including gang sexual assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement and making child pornography.

One of his friends, 20-year-old Gavin Campbell, 20, was also arrested in February while in custody for an unrelated matter, and charged with seven offences including sexual assault causing bodily harm, gang sexual assault, and forcible confinement.

Then on March 31, police arrested 20-year-old Keyon Small, another one of Vassel’s friends. He faces five charges, including gang sexual assault and forcible confinement.
He appeared in court on April 1.

Police believe there may be other victims, and have released photos of the three men. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.



Police release security video of suspect in St. James Town

gunpoint sexual assault


CTV News

Toronto police have released video of a suspect who may have sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint in a downtown apartment building on Saturday.

The incident happened in the St. James Town area near Parliament and Howard streets at about 10:30 p.m.

According to police, a 52-year-old woman was in an elevator in an apartment building when she was approached by a man with a handgun. The man directed the woman to exit the elevator and forced her into a stairwell where she was sexually assaulted.

Police said following the assault, the man fled the building through the front lobby.

The victim was transported to hospital for treatment and was later released.

At a news conference Monday, Det.-Sgt. Joanne Rudnick of the Sex Crimes Unit said that a possible second sighting of the suspect was reported on Sunday after police released security camera images of the man to the public.

Rudnick said that at about 2 p.m. on Sunday, police received a call from someone who said that a male fitting a similar description to the suspect was loitering in an apartment building near Isabella and Jarvis streets.

Police responded to the scene but the man left the area prior to their arrival.

“I would ask members of the public who reside in the downtown area to pay special attention to anyone matching this description and are loitering in apartment buildings or in stairwells,” Rudnick said Monday.

The suspect is described by police as a black man between 20 and 25 years of age with some facial hair. He has a medium build and stands five-foot-nine. Investigators say he was last seen wearing black jeans, a grey hooded sweater, a grey vest, a dark tuque, tan colored shoes and carrying a red backpack.

Police believe the man is armed and dangerous and said that anyone who spots him should call 911 immediately.

Police have released security camera images of the suspect wanted in connection with the incident and ask anyone with information to contact police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).



Four people facing first-degree murder charges in 2014 TCH death


City TV News

Four people are facing first-degree murder charges in the 2014 death of a man in a Toronto Community Housing (TCH) building.

Wasfi Ghalban, 47, was found with significant signs of trauma in his second-floor apartment at 200 Wellesley St. E., near Sherbourne Street in St. James Town, on Dec. 3, 2014. He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Back in 2015, police said they believed the death of the tattoo shop owner may have been a targeted attack motivated by robbery. A friend also reported him missing to police.

Police had also released surveillance video from the TCH building of two “persons of interest” in the case.

Philip Frauts, 40, and Kyle Schindermann, 31, both from Toronto; and Christopher Fuller, 33, of Richmond Hill, were arrested on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder. They appeared in court on Thursday.

Lance Burkhard, 33, also from Richmond Hill, appears in court on Friday to face the first-degree murder charge. It’s not known when Burkhard was arrested.



Ex-high school student accuses vice principal of sexual assault


CTV News

A former student at St. Robert Catholic high school is accusing the vice-principal of sexual assault.

The alleged incident happened last July against a 17-year-old student, police said.

The suspect, who was arrested Tuesday, appeared in court to face charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

The school board sent a letter home to parents today explaining the allegations and urging them to “respect the privacy of the individuals involved in this situation, and not to engage in speculation.”

Board communications manager Sonia Gallo said the board “takes this matter very seriously,” and has dispatched support staff including counselors and psychologists to the school to assist staff and students.

Gallo would not go into specifics — was the student a "top" or a "bottom," were the two engaged in oral or anal sex or simply "handjobs — citing privacy concerns.

Paul Paterson, who appeared in a Newmarket court Wednesday for a bail hearing, is on leave with pay, in line with board policy for employees.

None of the charges have been proven in court.



SIU reopens investigation after sex assault allegations surface

City News


 Two days after Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit cleared a Toronto police officer of using excessive force, the unit is reopening the investigation.

“They didn’t look at the sex assault,” said Toronto lawyer Selwyn Pieters. “You can’t stick a finger up a bum – that’s assault.”

In a news release Wednesday, the SIU said it cleared a Toronto police officer of criminal charges for injuries a suspect sustained in a June 2015 arrest. The 17-year-old – who can’t be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act – fractured his wrist around the time of his interaction with police, but the SIU said the officer in question used reasonable force to arrest the teen for public intoxication.

But now the teen’s lawyer says the SIU is looking at what happened after the arrest, when the teen was brought to cells at 51 division. Pieters says the teen was forced into an “illegal strip search,” where officers not only removed the teen’s clothes, but conducted a body cavity search.

“You can’t finger fuck the kid – that’s sex assault,” Pieters explains.

Although police are allowed to conduct strip searches, a medical professional must be present when body cavities are being searched. Pieters says there were no medical professionals on site.

SIU spokesperson Jason Gennaro has confirmed that SIU has started a new investigation.

In the initial release, Gennaro said investigators had access to videos from cameras inside the sally port, booking hall, and cell areas of 51 Division. There is no mention of the alleged sex assault.


No way for a nice white boy to behave!

Man, 19, charged after woman allegedly locked in room, sexually assaulted


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A 19-year-old man is facing charges after a woman was allegedly locked in a room and sexually assaulted.

Toronto police allege the incident took place on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the area of Bloor Street West and St. George Street.

Police said a man and woman were alone in the man's room, when he locked the door and turned the music up before the assault is alleged to have occurred.

The man then assaulted and sexually assaulted her, investigators said in a statement Friday.

Following an investigation, 19-year-old Henry Plexman has been charged with assault, overcoming resistance by choking, and sexual assault.

Police said they believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).



Boy sexually assaulted in Thorncliffe Public Library: police


Toronto Star

Toronto Police are looking a male suspect after a 9-year-old boy was sexually assaulted in the Thorncliffe Public Library on Oct. 9.

Police allege that the man was asking for help when he approached the boy. As he helped the man, he was sexually assaulted.

The man left the area after another adult tried to stop him.

The man is described as white, about five-foot-eight, and in his late 40s to early 50s, with a medium build and short light-colored hair. He was wearing a brown leather jacket, glasses and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-5300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.



Man sexually assaulted after awaking to naked man in his home

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A man was sexually assaulted at his home after he awoke to find a naked man standing in his bedroom on Sunday morning, according to police.

Police say a 20-year-old man was sleeping at home, in the Dupont Street and Bathurst Street area, when around 5 a.m. he saw a naked man in his bedroom.

The 20-year-old was then sexually assaulted, police say.

The suspect, who fled the scene, is being described as white, 5’10”, with short dark hair and an average build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474 or through anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS.


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Swimming instructor charged with sexually assaulting 7-yr-old boy


A man who worked as a swimming instructor at multiple Toronto pools has been charged in connection to an alleged sexual assault of a seven-year-old boy.

The sexual assaults occurred between 2013 and 2015.

The assaults stopped once the child stopped attending swimming lessons at the pool.

Police believe there may be more victims as the accused had access to other children in the community.

The accused worked as a swimming instructor in Toronto for a number of years. He worked at Zodiac Swim Club at both the 160 Steeprock Drive and 318 Lawrence Avenue East locations.

He also worked for Felix Swim Club at three locations including 64 Baldwin Street, 181 Broadview Avenue and 315 Osler Street.

Oscar Piedrasanta, 49, of Toronto was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and sexual exploitation on Thursday.


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