Anti-racism town hall disrupted

The police were called to what was supposed to be an anti-racism town hall last month at Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church as hecklers repeatedly interrupted the event sparking heated interactions between attendees and politicians. Hosted by Beaches-East York MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and his provincial counterpart, Arthur Potts, on Feb. 22, the public meeting in […]

Arrest made following altercation that involved “hate undertones”

An altercation that took place in Little India near Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East has led to the arrest of 55-year-old, Alan Boucher. Boucher was arrested on March 8, two days after a verbal disagreement that involved racial slurs being made against the owners of New Town Family Restaurant. Although Constable Jon Morrice, 55 Division […]

Crime prevention week aims to create safer communities

November 7 marked the beginning of Crime Prevention Week and Jon Morrice, crime prevention and social media officer for Toronto Police’s 55 Division wants your input on how to plan for safer communities. With new changes for Toronto Police Service just around the corner, Morrice is aiming to work alongside the community to create safe […]

Police beat for March 8, 2016

New charges have been laid against three of four police officers accused of perjury and obstruction of justice. The new charges, laid against the three officers stationed at the local 55 Division, are related to the same circumstances as the original charges. The three officers, along with one from 51 Division, are alleged to have […]

Project Borderline nets arrests

Police made several arrests for shoplifting and heroin possession last month after stepping up patrols along the eastern part of Danforth Avenue. Called Project Borderline, the extra patrols involve not only police officers from 54 and 55 Division, but also licensing inspectors from the City of Toronto and agents with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission […]