Police Beat

An 18 year-old man was mugged near Gerrard Street East and Greenwood Avenue on Feb. 16. At about 6:30 p.m., the victim was approached by two males wearing disguises, one armed with a knife. The suspects took two cell phones, cash and glasses from the victim and fled the scene. The victim sought his own medical attention for minor injuries.

Police are asking for help after a woman escaped police custody at the hospital.

Jasmine Esquimaux
Jasmine Esquimaux

Police allege that on Sunday, Feb. 16, a woman in custody was taken to the hospital, but escaped during treatment. Jasmine Esquimaux, 25, is described as a 5’5”, 120-lb aboriginal woman with long, straight black hair. She was wearing a black jacket and black pants at the time of her escape.

Anyone with any information should contact 55 Division Police at 416-808-550, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS, online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.


Cary Taylor, 32, is the latest to make an appearance in 55 Division’s Wanted Wednesday feature.

Cary Taylor
Cary Taylor

Police allege that on Feb. 11, a man became involved in a violent confrontation with another person before fleeing the scene. Taylor is wanted for choking, forcible confinement, four counts each of assault and threaten death, cruelty to animals and mischief.

Taylor is described as a 6’3”, 180-lb black male with black hair, brown eyes and a slight beard and moustache. Police advise anyone who encounters him to call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with any information should use the contacts listed above.

Police in 41 Division are warning people, especially seniors, of a possible fraud.

Possible fraud artist
Possible fraud artist

Last month police were called to the Victoria Park and St. Clair Avenues area, after one or two men had approached homes occupied by seniors, convincing them they need roof repairs. After allegedly completing the repairs the men took victims to a nearby ATM to withdraw money and pay for the repairs, but it is believed no actual repairs were completed.

The suspects are described as a white male in his late thirties, about 170 lbs, with a black ‘do-rag’ on his head, and a 5’7” white male with a very heavy build. A security camera image of one of the suspects has been released.

Anyone with any information should contact 41 Division police at 416-808-4100, or use the Crime Stoppers info listed above.

Police are still looking for a man and two women in a kidnapping and aggravated assault investigation.

On Dec. 21 at about 3 a.m., police were called to Bluffers Park. They found a 33-year-old woman who reported that she had been held against her will for four days at an apartment near Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road.

Three women and a man allegedly beat the victim repeatedly using a variety of weapons. She was taken to another apartment near Danforth and Kingston Roads, where the assaults continued.

The victim was put in a car and driven to Bluffers Park. On the way, one of the suspects choked the victim with a seatbelt. The victim managed to escape the vehicle and alert a passerby, who called police.

On Dec. 30, June Wilson, 36, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with four counts of Assault with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault, two counts of Assault, Forcible Confinement, Kidnapping, Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence and Overcome Resistance to Commission of Offence.

Still wanted by 41 Division police are John Brown, 44, of Pickering, Allison Bray, 35, of Toronto, and Elanna Marki, 40, also of Toronto. The investigation has revealed that there are other victims who have not come forward.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Graeme Naidoo at 416-808-4100, or contact Crime Stoppers.

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