Police Beat

Witnesses to a shooting murder at a Danforth Avenue restaurant are being asked to contact police.

Homicide victim Abdiweli Mohamed Yusuf
Homicide victim Abdiweli Mohamed Yusuf

On Tuesday, May 19 at about 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the sound of gunshots near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues.

Police found Abdiweli Mohamed Yusuf, 21, of Toronto, suffering from obvious trauma. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death was a gunshot wound.

While investigators have interviewed numerous witnesses, there were others at the scene who police would like to speak to. Anyone with any information should call 416-808-7400, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

Tips can also be sent using the Crime Stoppers website at 222tips.com, the Toronto Police Facebook page, by texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637), or using the Crime Stoppers smartphone app.

Police have arrested a man who allegedly groomed and sexually assaulted a six-year-old boy at the Danforth Islamic Centre.

Dewan Syed Mosiur Reza
Dewan Syed Mosiur Reza

Dewan Syed Mosiur Reza, 69, faces four sex crimes charges after the boy was assaulted at the Centre’s Summer Islamic School on Sunday, May 3.

According to police, Reza approached the boy inside the building and showed him a sexually explicit video before sexually assaulting him.

Police believe there may be more victims. The accused has had access to other children at the Summer Islamic School, and at two home daycares.

From 1999 to 2009, police say Reza was present in a home daycare in Crescent Town that is now closed. From 2009 until recently, police say Reza had access to children in a home daycare 155 Heale Ave., near St. Clair and Midland Avenues.

More information on sexual assault and how to report it is available at the Toronto police website for Sex Crimes.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to phone Toronto’s Sex Crimes unit at 416-808-2922, or contact Crime Stoppers.

Tauhidur Rahman, 30, has been named as the latest suspect in 55 Division’s Wanted Wednesday program.

Tauhidur Rahman
Tauhidur Rahman

Rahman is wanted for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a prohibited weapon, and failing to comply with probation. He is described as 5’8”, about 170 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with any information should call 416-808-5500 or contact Crime Stoppers.

Police have laid 56 charges against a Toronto man after an arrest in a break and enter investigation.

On May 19, police from 41 Division arrested a suspect accused of stealing from six Scarborough apartment and condo buildings.

Over the past six months, the suspect allegedly targeted the storage lockers at the buildings, including one on Kingston Road near Victoria Park Avenue, one on Victoria Park near Danforth, and another on Danforth near Warden Avenue.

Jonathan Lloyd, 30, of Toronto, faces 45 counts of break and enter, four counts of property obtained by crime, and seven counts of possession of break-in tools. Stolen property was on display at 41 Division last week.


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