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Police Alerts


December 12, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE PACKAGE THEFT, FEMALE SUSPECT SEEN ON VIDEO IN LEASIDE AREA 

If you see this female, call 9-1-1, if possible & safe to do so, get a licence plate number or snap a photo on your smartphone. Help Police catch this suspect. If you have information, please call 53 Division, 416-808-5300. If you want to be anonymous, call 416-222-TIPS .

To help prevent Package Theft, please watch this video or email Constable Timothy Somers, timothy.somers@torontopolice.on.ca  .

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/how-to-protect-yourself-from-a-porch-pirate-1.4210280

PLEASE SHARE THIS EMAIL & PICTURE OF THE SUSPECT !

Thank you

Timothy Somers

Police Constable #90023

Toronto Police Service

53 Division

Community Response Unit

Crime Prevention and Disorder Management Officer

416-808-5337






November 30, 2018

To the 53 Division Community,

THE "SMART PHONE" CAUSING VIOLENCE BETWEEN KIDS & THEIR PARENTS !

53 Division is now investigating its second response to a call for a teen assaulting a parent! The reason, the parent took away their smart phone or tablet !

Therapists say it’s because of the addiction to Social Media which allegedly can be stronger than a drug addiction to some ! The chemical reaction youth get from the use of Social Media is so strong, to take it away from them in today’s society can be dangerous !

Sites like Facebook, Instagram & Snapchat, are a MUST for youth, to not be on them is totally unacceptable in their world.

When asked the reason for assaulting his parent, one of the teens said "my parents are NOT to touch my phone & they won’t get hurt" .

The effects of Social Media are being documented around the world, the chemical addiction of being "LIKED" or "FOLLOWED" is stronger than ever anticipated, causing calls to 9-1-1 to be necessary for everyday families!

We as the Police , recommend, monitoring your child's use of Social Media, limit the time online to prevent addiction, if you notice a problem, get help through counselling for your child, before a call to Police is necessary !

Watch this video !

If you have questions about the use of Social Media, please email Community Officer, Constable Timothy Somers, timothy.somers@torontopolice.on.ca  .

PLEASE SHARE !

https://www.facebook.com/InnerlightMedia/videos/505790973240599/

Thank you

Timothy Somers

Police Constable #90023

Toronto Police Service

53 Division

Community Response Unit

Crime Prevention and Disorder Management Officer

416-808-5337



October 2018
Subject:
GPS tracker 

Community Groups,

With the increase in vehicle theft, this GPS Tracker is something to consider !

https://soulfarsogoods.com/products/2018-magnet-waterproof-gps-tracker-car

Even with a factory installed GPS, thieves know how to remove them quickly, but this one YOU install it wherever you like, so the thief wouldn’t know where to find it !

That way you can call 911 & tell them where your car is located !

We cannot endorse any one product , but this one or one like it would be something to consider for sure !

PLEASE SHARE !

Thank you

Timothy Somers

Police Constable #90023

Toronto Police Service, 53 Division Community Response Unit

Crime Prevention and Disorder Management Officer

416-808-5337



Subject: COMMUNITY SAFETY MESSAGE

March 7, 2018

To all who participated in the Community Meeting at 53 Division, hosted by Dan Chitiz. On behalf of the officers and staff of 53 Division, we would like to thank you for taking a strong interest in your community’s safety. The Community Response Officers who were involved in the meeting are very appreciative of the group input along with the cooperative approach of all involved.
In response to a question in regard to video at the rear of 411 Duplex Avenue and the rear of 2300 Yonge Street, we can confirm there is sufficient video at these locations.
In response to a question about the crime statistics for Robberies within the area, the following stats have been confirmed:

53 Division has experienced an increase of 16% in Robberies (primarily being driven by the recent robberies within the Yonge/Eglinton Area), Break & Enters have increased by 21% ,  and the overall reporting of crime is up 17% from 2017 during the same period. This overall increase in crime is consistent with other Divisions within the City of Toronto.

There was a question in relation to a large gathering/ party/ crowd of youth on Albertus Avenue and police response to numerous calls for service. We can confirm there was a plainclothes unit (unmarked vehicle) that attended. This unit monitored the situation and requested a Primary Response uniform unit to attend , however due to several higher priority calls, there were no units readily available. When a uniform unit became available, they did attend.

The 53 Division, Community Response Unit will be attending an event at North Toronto Collegiate Institute in the near future to further discuss some of these community concerns.

We understand, as a Police Service, we are judged by our professionalism and our response times to calls for service. If you find you are unsatisfied with our service, we welcome the opportunity for further discussion along with any possible solutions. You can contact our Unit Commander by email, Superintendent Shaun Narine, Shaun.Narine@torontopolice.on.ca , or Inspector Sonia Thomas, Sonia.Thomas@torontopolice.on.ca   to share your concerns or comments about your Police Service.  

We have now created a Community Safety Email Notification Group, using the participants from this meeting. In future, you are going to receive email about current issues from your own Division and neighbourhoods. If you do not want to be on this email list, please advise and we will remove you accordingly.

Thank you

Timothy Somers
Police Constable #90023
Toronto Police Service
53 Division
Community Response Unit
Crime Prevention and Disorder Management Officer
416-808-5337

 


 
 
In an emergency: CALL 9-1-1

To report a crime to the Toronto Police that is not an emergency dial: (416) 808-2222

To report a crime anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at: 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) 





 
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