Beach homicide Toronto’s 28th this year

Toronto’s 28th homicide of the year has taken place in the Beach. Toronto police say they answered a call about a stabbing at the apartment building at 2422 Queen St. E. just before 3 a.m. on Sunday, May 6. When officers arrived at the scene near Queen East and Blantyre Avenue, they found a man […]

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 […]

New top cop for 55 Division

There’s a new sheriff in town at 55 Division. Barbara McLean has split her career between the administration and operations sides of the force. McLean started out in 14 Division in the West End in 1990, followed by a stint in the marine unit. After that she shifted to the employment unit, before moving to […]

Police Beat

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. 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 […]

News in Brief

Local police will start using body-worn video cameras on May 18 as part of a year-long pilot project. About 20 officers in 55 Division’s primary response unit will be among the 100 officers testing the cameras city-wide. Visit for more information. ● The Beaches Rec Centre is hosting a bake sale on Saturday, May […]

Man wanted for harassing road-rage victim

A man wanted for harassing the victim of a road-rage incident is 55 Division’s latest ‘Wanted Wednesday.’ Kevin Sawler, 19, is wanted by police after he allegedly ignored a court order not to contact the victim of a road-rage incident that Sawler was involved in last year. Police allege that Sawler followed and harassed the victim this […]

Students warned about potential online crimes

On stage at Danforth Collegiate, a jilted ex posted sexy photos of his former girlfriend online. She felt humiliated as they spread from phone to phone at school. She was hurt when her new guy saw the pictures and called it off.  She got angry when some mean girls used the photos to kick her […]

Police Beat

Police have arrested a Neil McNeil High School staff member on sexual exploitation charges, and believe there may be more victims. The accused worked at the East End boys-only Catholic school as an educational assistant. Police from 41 Division allege he lured and sexually exploited a student on numerous occasions. On Friday, March 13, Patrick […]

Police seek man for assault at local drive-thru

Police are seeking a man wanted for assaulting a driver in a restaurant drive-thru near Danforth and Coxwell. Local 55 Division police named the suspect, Robert Prosser, 31, as the latest ‘Wanted Wednesday.’ Police allege that Prosser got angry with another man while the two had vehicles lined up at a drive-thru near Danforth and […]