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A second arrest has been made in a kidnapping and assault case from late last year.

In December, a woman allegedly escaped after being confined and beaten for four days near Lawrence Avenue East and Kingston Road. She was then taken to another apartment near Danforth and Kingston, but when her kidnappers drove her to Bluffers Park, she escaped.

Elanna Catherine Marki

On Dec. 30, June Wilson, 36, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with multiple offences. On March 10, police engaged in a chase with another suspect, John Brown, after attempting to search for him at a Strathmore Boulevard address. Brown managed to escape after crashing his car into a police vehicle.

On April 8, Allison Bray, 35, turned herself in to police. She was charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, four counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of aggravated assault, forcible confinement, kidnapping, and overcome resistance to commission of offence. She was scheduled to make her first court appearance on April 9.

John Brown
John Brown

John Brown, 44, of Pickering, is believed to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who spots him should call 9-1-1 immediately and keep away from him. Also still wanted is Elanna Catherine Marki, 41, of Toronto. She is believed to be in the Midland Avenue and Danforth Road area.

Police are looking for a man after a sexual assault on a five year-old girl near Danforth and Woodbine Avenues.

At about 11 a.m. on March 29, the girl and her mother were shopping in the area. While the girl was momentarily out of her mother’s sight, a man approached and assaulted the girl.

Anyone with any information should call police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS, online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES, or leave a tip on Facebook.

The Criminal Code of Canada definition of assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact, including anything from penetration to kissing.

Ricky Gibb is the latest to be featured in 55 Division’s Wanted Wednesday. Police-Ricky Gibb

Gibb, 38, is wanted for aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous to public peace. He is alleged to have stabbed a man outside a bar near Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East in February. The victim was taken to hospital at the time to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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.

Det. Terrence Wray said in a release that “we believe that the suspect is still in the area of 55 Division and I would like to make it clear that anyone assisting Ricky Gibb, as he tries to hide from justice, may also face charges.”

Gibb is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone spots him, do not approach him, call 9-1-1. Anyone with any information should call 416-808-5500 or use the Crime Stoppers information above.

Three men are facing robbery charges after a holdup near Danforth and Warden Avenues on March 27.

Police allege that three men entered the gas station, and demanded money from the employees and a male customer at knifepoint. The three then fled the scene in a stolen car.

Officers from 41 Division obtained search warrants based on information gathered during their investigation, and arrested three men.

Ryan Wise, 33, of Toronto, is charged with three counts of robbery, weapons dangerous to public peace, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 and fail to comply with probation. Also facing three counts of robbery and possession charges are Christopher Phalen, 47, of Toronto, and Bradley Rotchford, 26, also of Toronto. All three made their first court appearance on March 28.

A man is facing several charges after allegedly pushing another man onto the subway tracks at Main Street Station.

On April 6 at around 1 a.m., the victim was standing on the platform when a man approached and pushed him off the platform. The victim managed to cross to the other side uninjured, and was helped up by witnesses.

The suspect boarded the next westbound train and escaped the scene, but was caught on security cameras, and later identified and arrested.

Charged with mischief endangering life, two counts of assault and common nuisance is Leslie Perrault, 64.

In the April 15 issue of Beach Metro News, it was mistakenly reported that two incidents of false luring attempts had been investigated by 55 Division Police.

In fact, an attempt made by a man to lure a 16 year-old girl into a car near Gerrard Street East and Beaton Avenue did happen on April 7.

A man approached the girl in a car, and told her she was supposed to go with him. An adult intervened and the man left the scene in the vehicle.

On April 12, a 13 year-old girl was approached by a man in a car near Coxwell and Danforth Avenues. The man attempted to convince the girl to get into the car, but she ran to a nearby house and told an adult, who called the police.

On April 15, Fidai Nasir, 52, of Toronto, was arrested and faces two charges of criminal harassment. He made his first court appearance at College Park the same day.

Anyone with any information should contact 55 Division at 416-808-5500, or contact Crime Stoppers.

Meanwhile, on April 10, police issued a public safety alert about an incident near Duke of Connaught Public School.

A 10 year-old boy reported that a man grabbed his wrist, before an adult scared the potential abductor away. Police determined through further investigation that the story was not true, no person was wanted and that investigations have been concluded.

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