Police Beat

Former CBC radio host and Upper Beach resident Jian Ghomeshi turned himself into police after being charged with several counts of sexual assault.

On Oct. 31, the Toronto Police Sex Crimes Unit began an investigation, resulting in charges being laid on Nov. 26. Ghomeshi, 47, faces four counts of sexual assault and one charge of overcome resistance – choking. He made his first court appearance on Nov. 26.

Toronto police state that a sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration.

The crime management team at 55 Division has listed Christopher Boyes, 40, as the latest suspect at large to be featured in its successful ‘Wanted Wednesday’ program. The last two wanted individuals listed were arrested after calls from members of the public who recognized the suspects.

Christopher Boyes
Christopher Boyes

Police allege that Boyes assaulted a 23 year-old woman on numerous occasions, holding a knife to her throat or pointing a gun at her while threatening her life.

Boyes is wanted on eight counts of assault, two counts of assault with a weapon, and two counts of threatening death. He’s described as a white male, 5’10”, about 140 lbs, with brown hair.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 55 Division police at 416-808-5500, or 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.

55 Division’s Facebook page lists some tips to avoid becoming a victim of theft during the holiday shopping season. Distraction thefts and thefts from vehicles remain popular, often as crimes of opportunity.

Avoid carrying too many parcels, and always be aware of your surroundings – a person texting while wearing earphones and carrying multiple packages is an ideal target. Don’t leave purses in shopping carts. If someone tries to start a conversation, take extra care as thieves often work in pairs. Be aware of your personal space. If someone touches you, offers something, or tries to tell a personal story, be alert to the possibility of a distraction theft.

When driving to shopping destinations, always lock your car doors. Don’t leave any shopping bags visible in the car. Try not to park in isolated locations, and be alert in parking lots. Report suspicious people to police or mall security if available.

For regular safety tips, check out the 55 Division Facebook page at facebook.com/tps55.

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