Police Beat

One man is dead and another in hospital after a fight broke out between two groups of people outside a licensed restaurant on Danforth Avenue just east of Dawes Road.

Mehmet Akkurt, 22, wanted for second-degree murder and attempted murder.
Mehmet Akkurt, 22, wanted for second-degree murder and attempted murder.

Toronto Police were called to the scene just after 5 p.m. on Sept. 8 to find two males suffering from obvious stab wounds.

Dwayne Goodwin, 22, of Toronto, succumbed to his injuries and is Toronto’s 31st homicide victim this year.

According to a police source, the injured victim was visiting from the US and was known to police.

A police source confirmed that several suspects were arrested, one near a building on Trent Avenue, one near Main Square, and one trying to flee in a vehicle near Danforth and Main.

Vaughn Shears, 19, of Toronto, and a 16 year-old boy face charges of second degree murder and attempted murder.

Mehmet Akkurt, 22, of Toronto, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for the same charges. Four other suspects are sought by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the homicide squad at 416-808-7400, or contact 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.

A man and his family are lucky to be alive after a shooting on Danforth Avenue near Pharmacy Avenue on Sept. 6.

At about 9 p.m., a man was holding a baby and walking with four women and two other children when another man approached and shot the victim multiple times before fleeing the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, 5’8” to 5’9”, about 145 lbs, wearing blue jeans, a dark-coloured hoodie and armed with a handgun.

Anyone with any information should call 41 Division police at 416-808-4100, or contact Crime Stoppers.

Two men are wanted by 55 Division police for separate incidents, in the latest two cases to be announced as part of the division’s Wanted Wednesdays.

Adam Boardman, 24, is wanted for assault and probation violations. He is described as white, 5’8” and about 145 lbs.

Adam Boardman
Adam Boardman

The second suspect is Govind Calu, 34, wanted for robbery. He is described as brown, 5’8”, about 170 lbs.

Govind Calu
Govind Calu

Police allege Calu went to a home to buy drugs, and a woman took his money and left but never returned. He later found her on the street and demanded money at knifepoint. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with any information should call 55 Division at 416-808-5500, visit facebook.com/tps55 or use the Crime Stoppers information above.

A man is in police custody after several robberies near the Main Street and Danforth Avenue area.

Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith

Just after 7 p.m. on Aug. 29, a 42 year-old man on a motorized scooter was at the elevator in the Danforth GO station when a man approached, and ripped a gold chain from his neck before fleeing the station.

On Sept. 9 at about 3 p.m., a 74 year-old woman was walking in the area when a man ripped her gold necklace off from behind.

On Sept. 14 just before 12:30 p.m., a woman was pushing her baby in a stroller along the sidewalk when a man ripped her necklace off from behind, knocking her to the ground in the process.

Brendan Smith, 23, is facing three counts of robbery. Police believe there may be more victims. Call 55 Division at 416-808-5500 or contact Crime Stoppers.

Police have released video and photographs of suspects in the theft of part of the Malvern Collegiate Institute First World War memorial. A group of six suspects, four men and two women, are wanted after the granite blade from the cenotaph, which faces onto Malvern Avenue, was stolen at about 4 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.

Anyone with any information should call 55 Division at 416-808-5500 or contact Crime Stoppers. See beachmetro.com for a link to security camera footage of the suspects.

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The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating after an accident at a job site near Kingston Road and Midland Avenue.

On Sept. 8 just after 9:30 a.m., a 56 year-old man was in a pit working on the excavation when the surrounding earth collapsed. The man was unable to escape, and Toronto Fire Services attended to remove him from the collapsed excavation.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is investigating after an accident at a job site near Kingston Road and Midland Avenue.

On Sept. 8 just after 9:30 a.m., a 56 year-old man was in a pit working on the excavation when the surrounding earth collapsed. The man was unable to escape, and Toronto Fire Services attended to remove him from the collapsed excavation.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.


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