Police are warning homeowners to watch out for the latest telephone scam. Callers claiming to represent the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) have been phoning homes fishing for personal information. MPAC recently sent out a reminder that the organization does not collect any personal information from homeowners, and advise anyone receiving such a call to refuse to provide any such information.
An 18-year-old male was near Queen Street East and Victoria Park Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 31 when a male approached. The suspect lunged toward the victim, who dropped his cell phone. The suspect grabbed the phone and fled the scene.
Shortly after 10 p.m. on Aug. 27 a fire was detected at Dentonia Park Golf Course on Victoria Park Avenue. The crew of Toronto Pumper 224 put out the fire. The cause of the fire is undetermined pending further investigation.
A 57-year-old man was in his residence near Danforth Avenue and Danforth Road just after midnight on Aug. 1 when a male entered through his unlocked front door, while another male waited across the street. The suspect pulled a knife and shoved the victim against the wall, then searched the home and took jewelry and computer equipment. Both suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.
A 32-year-old woman was near Victoria Park Avenue and Denton Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 when a male approached. The man took her purse and ran northbound on Bryant Avenue, leaving the victim with no injuries.
A reader wrote in to inform us that his vehicle, parked on Malvern Avenue, was broken into twice in two weeks. There were no obvious signs of entry, so the thieves either cloned a remote or used another tool to gain entry into the vehicle. Residents in the area should keep a careful eye out for any suspicious characters or activity in the neighbourhood.
Two young men, 16 and 19 years old, were near Glen Manor Drive and Beaufort Road around 11 p.m. on Sept. 4 when two males wearing disguises took a BlackBerry and an iPod Touch from the victims, then ran northbound on Glen Manor.
Officers in 54 Division wrapped up a month-long e-bike enforcement blitz at the end of August. Police focused on electric bike users, checking to make sure equipment was in good order and rules of the road were being obeyed. A total of 145 Highway Traffic Act charges were laid, including disobey red light, riding without a helmet and stop sign violations. There were 105 equipment violations.
Anyone with information on any of these crimes can contact 55 Division at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.
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