Police Beat

A second man has been arrested in a historical sexual assault investigation

On July 31, William Metcalfe was arrested on multiple charges after accusations that he had assaulted a youth at a group home in Parham, Ontario, as well as in the Queen Street East and Victoria Park Avenue area.

As a result of the multi-jurisdiction investigation, more victims came forward, and on Aug. 21 another suspect was arrested. Police allege a Toronto man assaulted three young boys between 1977 and 1983, at the Sagamore Farm group home in Parham.

Philip Wood, 63, faces four charges of gross indecency and four charges of indecent assault. Police believe there may be more victims.

Anyone with information should call 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS, online at 222tips.com, or text TOR and a message to CRIMES.

Wanted Wednesday is back, featuring one criminal who is wanted by 55 Division police. The division runs roughly from the Don River to Victoria Park, and from Danforth Avenue to the lake.

Lance Barrieau
Lance Barrieau

Police are looking for a man who has allegedly stolen goods on three occasions from the Target store at Shopper’s World, at Danforth and Victoria Park.

Lance Barrieau, 44, is wanted on three charges of theft under $5,000. Anyone who knows his whereabouts should contact 55 Division at 416-808-5500, or use the Crime Stoppers info above.


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