In the April 15 issue of Beach Metro News, it was mistakenly reported that two incidents of false luring attempts had been investigated by 55 Division police.
In fact, one attempt made by a man to lure a teenage girl into a car near Gerrard Street East and Beaton Avenue did happen on April 7, and a suspect now in custody has been charged in relation to both that and an additional incident.
On April 7, a man in a car approached a 16 year-old girl, and told her she was supposed to go with him. An adult known to the girl intervened and the suspect left the scene in his vehicle.
On April 12, another girl, 13 years old, was approached by a man in a car near Coxwell and Danforth Avenues. The man attempted to convince the girl to get into the car, but she ran to a nearby house and told an adult, who called the police.
On April 15, Fidai Nasir, 52, of Toronto, was arrested and faces two charges of criminal harassment. He made his first court appearance at College Park on April 15.
Anyone with any information should contact 55 Division at 416-808-5500, or contact Crime Stoppers.
On April 10, police issued a public safety alert about an incident near Duke of Connaught Public School.
A 10 year-old boy had reported that a man grabbed his wrist, before an adult scared the potential abductor away. Police determined through further investigation that the story was false, no person was wanted and that the investigation was concluded.
The crime management team at 55 Division has announced Gary Wiszniowski, 33, as the newest candidate for Wanted Wednesday.
On April 19, an argument took place between two people near Kingston Road and Main Street. Police allege the suspect became enraged and began to kick, choke and punch the victim, but fled the scene when security arrived.
Gary John Wiszniowski, 33, is wanted for assault causing bodily harm and choking. He is described as a white male, 5’9”, about 140 lbs, with short brown hair, green eyes and a thin moustache.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 55 Division police at 416-808-5500, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637), or leave a tip on Facebook.
Three teens were robbed of their cell phones on April 12. At around 11:30 p.m., the three 14 year-old males were near Williamson Road and Southwood Drive when two males approached. One pulled out a knife and demanded they empty their pockets. The suspect took the victims’ cell phones and ran south on Wineva Avenue.