Police Beat

Matthew Archibald, 40, became Toronto’s fourth homicide of the year after succumbing to his injuries on Sunday, Feb. 2.

On Jan. 20, police were called to 500 Dawes Rd. for a stabbing, where they found Archibald inside an apartment suffering from obvious wounds. He was taken to hospital, where he remained until his death.

Andrew Jackson, 39, of no fixed address, was arrested at the scene. He was charged at the time with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges. His charges are expected to be updated. He made his first court appearance after the death of Archibald on Feb. 5.

Two teens were arrested near Main Street and Gerrard Street East on Feb. 12, and face a slew of gun and drug charges.

Police executed a search warrant, and found a 17 year-old boy and a 17 year-old girl in possession of a loaded semi-automatic handgun, 600 grams of cocaine, 20 grams of crack cocaine, 10 grams of marijuana and about $20,000 in cash.

The two were jointly charged with five weapons charges, four drug charges including trafficking, possession and production, and possession of property obtained by crime. They made their first court appearance on Feb. 11.

Ricky Gibb
Ricky Gibb

Police have released a photo of the man alleged to have knifed a 52 year-old man outside a bar near Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East yesterday.

Police are looking for 38 year-old Ricky Gibb, of no fixed address, on charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possessing a dangerous weapon.

Gibb is described as white, 6’1”, and 170 lbs with long brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a red puffy jacket. Police say Gibb should be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

The 52 year-old victim was sent to hospital Wednesday with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to contact 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.

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