No signs of missing woman last seen in Woodbine Beach area

It’s been close to a month since Zabia Afzal, a 30-year-old York University PhD student and activist, has been missing. She was last seen on May 10th when she took an Uber from her workplace at Vaughan to Woodbine Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East in the Beach neighbourhood. While the police searched the waters […]

Cops meet community over coffee

“I thought it was unusual.” That’s how 92-year-old Beacher Ray Wilkinson described the sight inside the McDonald’s on Gerrard Street East at Victoria Park Avenue last Friday morning. The busy fast food restaurant was teeming with police officers – and, at first, bewildered-looking customers wondering why the police were hanging about. But the 41 Division […]

Beach senior uncovers phone scam

An 81-year-old Beach resident is warning others about a phone scam by fraudsters who pretend to be the Canada Revenue Agency. The Wheeler Avenue resident, who did not want her name published, said she got a phone message last Friday from a man who claimed she owed $5,786 in back taxes to the CRA. When […]

Murder suspect remains at large

A murder suspect evaded police near Danforth and Coxwell Avenues on Sunday night. Police received a tip that Conrad Grizzle, a 22-year-old wanted for the May 2014 shooting death of Douglas Parker, was in the area around 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Despite a three-hour search using a helicopter, canine unit and several officers, […]

Police seek sexual assault suspect

Police are looking for a man suspected of a sexual assault and two indecent acts near Queen Street East. Shortly after 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23, police got a report of a man committing an indecent act near Queen and Rhodes Avenue. He was described as white, 40 to 50 years old, 6’2 tall […]

Motorcyclist badly injured in collision

A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries in a collision with a taxi at Danforth Avenue and St. Dunstan Drive on Saturday, Sept. 26. Police report that just after 5 p.m., the eastbound taxi driver was attempting to make a left turn onto St. Dunstan when he and the westbound motorcyclist collided. The 32-year-old motorcycle rider was […]