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A man has been charged with criminal harassment, and police believe there may be other victims.

Zaheer Ahmad,  also known as Rick Smith
Zaheer Ahmad,
also known as Rick Smith

Police allege that a man approached a woman near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues while she was putting her garbage out in June, and started to speak to her. When she refused to give him her phone number, he gave her his email address, which she discarded. A few days later the woman received several emails at her work email address in a short time. The emails came from Rick Smith, using the email address zuapax@hotmail.com. In August the accused was seen sitting in front of her home for several hours.

On Oct. 22, Zaheer Ahmad, also known as Rick Smith, 34, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with criminal harassment and two counts of fail to comply recognizance. Police believe there may be other victims.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 55 Division police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 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.

A man is facing multiple sexual assault charges after an investigation by 41 Division.

Police allege that between September, 2011 and August, 2013, a man sexually assaulted a child, now 7 years old, in a home near Midland Avenue and Kingston Road. Donald Mosher, 54, of Toronto, is charged with three counts of sexual assault, three counts of sexual interference and three counts of invitation to sexual touching. He made his first court appearance on Oct. 19 at Old City Hall.

Police believe there may be other victims. Anyone with any information should contact 41 Division at 416-808-4100, or use the Crime Stoppers contacts above.

A vice principal from Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute faces charges after allegedly helping a wanted student to escape.

Police allege that on Oct. 31, a young person was named on outstanding arrest warrants, and the vice principal knew a student was wanted by police. The accused allegedly helped the young person leave the school property before he could be located. The young person was later arrested.

Timothy Fisher, 49, of Aurora, is charged with obstructing a peace officer. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12.

Officials at the school sent a letter to parents of students informing them that while Fisher is innocent until proven guilty, he will not be at the school. He has been replaced by an interim vice principal pending the outcome of the case.

A 77-year-old man was robbed shortly before 2 p.m. on Oct. 18. The man was in his wheelchair at an ATM near Danforth and Victoria Park Avenues when a man approached and spoke to him. The suspect took a money pouch from the victim’s pocket and fled the scene in an unknown direction, leaving the victim with no injuries.

A 15-year-old male was robbed of his footwear on Oct. 28. At about 7:15 p.m., the victim was near Kingston Road and Queen Street East when two males forced him into an alleyway, assaulted him and demanded his shoes. The victim cooperated, and the suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. The victim was not seriously hurt.


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