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Police are looking for anyone with information to step forward after a murder on Walpole Avenue, between Coxwell and Greenwood just south of the rail line.

Douglas Parker
Douglas Parker

At about 8:50 p.m. on May 24 officers responded to a call and found a man with apparent gunshot wounds. Douglas Parker, 20, of Toronto, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have received reports that Parker arrived by taxi with several friends. Shortly after arriving, all were shot, though his friends received non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators are hoping to speak with anyone who had contact with Parker on the day of his murder, or anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting. Anyone with information can call 416-808-7400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), go online to 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.


A 16 year-old male was robbed at gunpoint on May 22. Shortly after 1 p.m., the victim was near Greenwood and Danforth Avenues when a male pulled a gun and took his chain and cell phone before fleeing south on Greenwood. The victim was not injured.


An 86 year-old man was the victim of a home invasion on June 2. At about 11 p.m., the man was in his home near Danforth Avenue and Danforth Road when a male knocked at the door. The victim answered, and the suspect forced his way into the home. He demanded prescription medication, and when the victim refused, a struggle broke out. The suspect took a machete from the premises and fled the scene, leaving the victim with minor injuries. The suspect is described as a 35 year-old white male, about 5’6”, with a medium build and black hair.


The owner of a spa on Danforth near Byng Avenue was robbed on May 28. Shortly after noon, two males entered the spa and requested service from the 52 year old female victim. They then locked her in a room, took her purse and fled the scene.


Police are asking for the public’s help after a unique robbery near Victoria Park Avenue and Kingston Road.

In the days leading up to June 3, an old Wurlitzer jukebox, weighing 300 to 400 lbs, was taken from a home while the resident was away. The jukebox is about five feet high, two feet wide and two feet deep. police-jukebox w

More than one person would have been required to remove the very distinctive object. Anyone who might have seen anything should contact 55 Division police at 416-808-5500, or use the Crime Stoppers information above.

Residents near Danforth and Woodbine should take care to secure their doors and windows after an attempted break and enter was caught on security video on May 16. At 8 p.m., a man tried to force open the rear door. When he couldn’t get in he left the property. He returned for a second try a short time later, before leaving again unsuccessfully.

The man is described as white, 45 to 50 years old, 5’10”, about 210 lbs, with a heavy build, greying brown hair and last seen wearing a baseball cap, windbreaker and polo shirt.


A Toronto police officer has been charged with assault in relation to an arrest in December near Danforth and Woodbine Avenues, after an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

On Dec. 12, 2013, Constable Jason Nanton was one of several officers who arrested a 24 year-old man, who was injured in the process of the arrest. He is charged with Assault With a Weapon. His first court date has been set for July 17.

The SIU is not issuing any further comments, as the case is currently before the court. The arm’s length agency investigates any incident involving police where there have been a death, serious injury or allegation of sexual assault.

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I hope this goes threw in court. Its my son and hes mentally ill.
These police need to be better trained before they hurt or kill anyone else.
I dont know how to post pics here or I would of his injuries!!

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