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A Toronto man arrested by Montreal police for first-degree murder after his mother was found dead in her home near Danforth and Woodbine Avenues is in custody in Toronto.

Justin Scott
Justin Scott

Police arrested 25-year-old Justin Scott in a west-end neighbourhood of Montreal on Thursday, June 4. Toronto homicide officers transported Scott back to Toronto on Tuesday, June 9.

In Toronto, police were called to a home near Danforth and Woodbine just after noon on Tuesday, June 2. Officers found the 65-year-old victim, Linda Scott, the suspect’s mother, dead in her apartment.

Justin Scott is now facing a charge of first-degree murder. He made his first Toronto court appearance on June 10.

Investigators are hoping for information on the whereabouts of Scott between Sunday, May 30 and Thursday, June 4, while in Toronto and Montreal. They believe he was renting an apartment or hotel room.

Anyone with any information should call Toronto homicide detective Robert Choe at 416-808-7400.

Leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

Two young men are facing multiple charges after a series of street robberies in the East End.

Police allege the two suspects stalked victims on foot in various locations including Crescent Town, and took gold necklaces from victims’ necks. One alleged victim is only five years old, and in another case a knife was used to threaten the victim.

On May 27, Aekwon Murray, 18, and a 17 year-old boy were arrested and face a combined total of 26 robbery, weapons, and drug charges.

Police believe there may be more victims. Anyone with any information should call police at 416-808-5400 or 416-808-4100

A man arrested for sexual assault is facing four more charges after another victim came forward.

Dewan Syed Mosiur Reza
Dewan Syed Mosiur Reza

Dewan Syed Mosiur Reza, 69, was arrested and charged for an alleged sexual assault on a six year-old boy at the Summer Islamic School at 3018 Danforth Ave.

A second victim has contacted police. Reza is alleged to have shown a sexually explicit video to another boy before sexually assaulting him.

The victim was 7 to 11 years old during the time he attended a home daycare near Danforth and Victoria Park Avenues, between January 2003 and December 2007.

The same boy attended another home daycare on Heale Avenue between January 2007 and December 2011, between the ages of 11 and 15.

The accused, who had access to that daycare as well, is alleged to have sexually assaulted the same boy after showing him a sexually explicit video.

Reza was re-arrested on June 1 and charged with two more counts each of sexual assault and sexual interference.

Police believe there may be more victims. Call 416-808-2922 or contact Crime Stoppers with any information.

Sex assault suspect
Sex assault suspect

Police in 55 Division have released a photo of a man wanted for sexual assault.

On June 11 at about 10:30 a.m., a 21 year-old woman was at a bus stop at Kingston and Scarborough Roads when a man approached and started talking to her.

The man then sexually assaulted the woman, before she pushed him off and fled the scene.

The man is described as a 25 to 30 year-old white male, 5’5” to 5’6”, with a medium build. He was wearing a blue t-shirt, a backwards white hat, jeans, and blue and white sneakers. He is known to smoke.

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

A woman wanted for assault, theft, and uttering threats is 55 Division’s latest ‘Wanted Wednesday.’

Patrisha Hogan
Patrisha Hogan

Patrisha Hogan, 37, is described as 5’10” and 200 lbs. with blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Hogan is wanted on four counts of failing to comply with probation, as well as charges of failing to attend court, theft, mischief, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Anyone with information is asked to phone 55 Division police at 416-808-5500 or contact Crime Stoppers.

Upper Beach and East Danforth residents were warned about a possible prowler on June 1. Police received two reports of an unknown man on the rooftops of homes. People are advised to lock their doors and windows whenever possible, especially when not at home, and make sure locks are working properly.


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