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by Shawn Star on March 20, 2013
Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man they believe fled to the Philippines shortly after murdering an elderly woman last year.

In a news release, police said the warrant is for first degree murder and stems from the discovery of 78-year-old Manijeh Bostani-Khamsi’s body in...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 19, 2013
Toronto’s 10th homicide of the year claimed the life of a 20-year-old man, who reportedly laid in his mother’s arms as he was dying.

In a news release, police said the victim, Michael Cocomello, also known as Michael Mandino, was found suffering from obvious stab wounds on Nairn...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 16, 2013
A 22-year-old man is facing numerous charges after being caught going more than 50 km/h above the speed limit on the Don Valley Parkway.

In a news release, police said the Pickering man was observed by police at about 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 24 going northbound on the DVP near Eglinton. The...(More)
by Shawn Star on March 16, 2013
A man is facing several charges following what police called an unprovoked stabbing on board the subway.

In a news release, police said they were called to Davisville subway station on Feb. 27 at around 10:20 p.m. for a stabbing that had occurred on a train as it came into Davisville....(More)
by Shawn Star on March 15, 2013
Three people are facing 21 charges after police broke up what they called an organized crime group that allegedly committed a series of thefts from retail stores throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

Police from 32 Division’s Community Response Unit and Major Crime Unit conducted an...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 23, 2013
Three teens are facing charges following an armed robbery in mid-January.

Police say on Jan. 19, three males robbed a 20-year-old man of his cellphone when he was near O’Connor Drive and Sunrise Avenue. On Feb. 1, police from 54 Division executed three search warrants near O’Connor...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 20, 2013
A rash of street robberies has struck the area during last half of January.

On Jan. 26, a 23-year-old man was approached by a group of four men near Don Mills and Parkway Forest Drive. There was a struggle and then the victim was punched and kicked by the suspects, one of whom pulled...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 12, 2013
Police made an arrest in the city’s fourth homicide of the year just days after it occurred.

A 50-year-old Toronto woman was charged with second degree murder on Jan. 23, after Jose Ignacio Ortiz, 65, was found dead four days earlier.

Police say Toronto Fire Services...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 9, 2013
A quartet of mid-January robberies targeting youth has shocked the Flemingdon Park community due to their violent nature.

The first occurred on Jan. 11 at about 3:30 p.m. near Gateway Boulevard and Grenoble Drive, where a 13-year-old boy was approached by two males. The suspects...(More)
by Shawn Star on February 7, 2013
Police managed to take a loaded gun off the streets in Lawrence Heights while investigating an earlier robbery.

In a news release, police said members of the TAVIS unit were patrolling the Ranee Avenue and Varna Drive area just before 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 12 after reports of a robbery...(More)
by Shawn Star on October 11, 2012
A thief made off with three watches valued at a total of $104,000 from a store in Yorkville on Sept. 25.

In a news release, police said a man entered a jewellery store on Cumberland Avenue at around 2:05 p.m. and asked to see some watches.

The employee showed the man three...(More)
by Shawn Star on October 2, 2012
Three 16-year-olds and three 17-year-olds are facing a total of 18 charges in connection with the robbery of a business in Thorncliffe Park.

Police made the arrests on Sept. 25 following their investigation, which led them to Toronto homes, according to a press release.
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by Carolyn Bennett on October 1, 2012
Last month Toronto’s savvy movie-goers chose Silver Linings Playbook for the Blackberry People’s Choice Award. The movie begins with a mother signing her son out of a forensic unit. So far you may wonder how this story can win the hearts and minds of law-abiding Torontonians. But it does. The...(More)
by Shawn Star on September 28, 2012
Police have recently updated a murder investigation from spring that took place in Lawrence Heights.

The new information includes description of a suspect, a suspect vehicle, and a brief explanation of how the murder of Paul Fitzgerald Benn, 38, played out.

According to...(More)
by Shawn Star on September 25, 2012
A 14-year-old boy is facing numerous charges in relation to several break and enter investigations.

The accused is believed to have committed nine break and enters between Aug. 16 and Sept. 16, police said in a news release.

All of the break and enters are said to have...(More)
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