Seventeen break and enters reported in Old Toronto last week (Oct. 18)
Old Toronto Police say they issued 17 break and enters in the city last week, with nine new incidents in the last six days.
The most recent incident took place Oct. 18, when two men broke into another home, where they stayed for about two hours. Neither man was injured in the incident.
In the last six days, police say they have issued 17 break and enters and conducted six investigations. The most recent incident was in the early morning of Saturday, Nov. 12, 2014, when a man smashed his way into a neighbor’s home, took out the kitchen window, and fled. He was found hiding in trees near the home. He was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Since Oct. 18, police say that nine more incidents have been reported, four in areas which saw significant gang activity last weekend. In the last six days, police have charged five people in these incidents, including the four people police arrested in yesterday’s incidents. In total, police have arrested and charged 10 people for break and enters in the city, eight in Old Toronto, and two in Scarborough.
Police ask anyone with information that could help investigators to contact police at 416-808-1100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or through www.1800222tips.com. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward. Information provided to Crime Stoppers is treated as non-identifying and will not be added to police databases.
Old Toronto Police received 22 police reports of suspicious activity (break and enters, thefts) last week, up from 17 during a similar period during the first six weeks of 2014 (Oct. 1 to Sept. 30).
This week, one person was charged with possession of stolen property related to an incident involving a vehicle parked outside Old City Hall on Oct. 12. A female in her 20s stole the car from an area on the city’s south end last weekend. In a second incident, a man was arrested in Old Toronto on suspicion of stealing property from his employer at Old City Hall.
In Old Toronto, police also charged a 30-year-old man last week in connection with allegations of theft and break-and-enter of two vehicles at a property on the city