33 Division Community Bulletin May 2009 by xavieroman


									 33 Division Community Bulletin
 May 2009


Inspector Ellison and I are proud to announce to our community that 33 Division’s
Family Violence Unit (Detective Keith Moxley, Detective Constables Vic Dabuzinskas,
Alexis Edwicker, George Minisvand, Moe Tamber and Peter Wallace) have been
recognized as the recipients of the Billy Bishop Award for investigative excellence in
the Angelica Leslie investigation (Child abandonment case).

This complex investigation received global media attention and resulted in the
arrest and conviction of the child’s parents. This is a great example of dedication,
teamwork and commitment.

John Tanouye                                                                   Bill Ellison
Staff Inspector                                                                Inspector

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On Sunday, March 29th, 2009, the victim attended an escort
service, located on Valley Woods Road, in order to act out a
sexual fetish. A female at this location allowed the victim into the apartment and
escorted him to a bedroom, where he was met by the female suspect. The victim
explained his fetish to the female suspect, but started to feel uncomfortable and
attempted to leave the room.

The female suspect blocked the doorway and would not allow the victim to leave.
She then called out to the male suspect, who came into the bedroom and started
punching the victim in the face and struck the victim in the head with a beer bottle.
The victim was then stripped naked and “hog tied”. The male suspect, who was
armed with a knife and screw driver, took the victim’s wallet, keys and cash.

Over the next few hours the victim was threatened with death to himself and his
family if he did not comply with their demands for cash. The victim was forced to
disclose his personal information, including his PIN number for his bank card.
Further threats were made to the victim and his family. The victim was eventually
untied and given the opportunity to clean himself up.

The victim was then video-taped, reading from a card, stating that he was a sick
freak. The victim was threatened that the video would be put on You Tube. The
victim was eventually driven home in his own vehicle by the two suspects.

On Tuesday, March 31st, 2009, the victim attended 55 Division to formally report
the incident. On Wednesday, April 1st, 2009, a Search Warrant was applied for to
enter and search the apartment on Valley Woods Road. At approximately 8:09
p.m., the Search Warrant was executed and the accused male and female were
arrested. Evidence was also seized from the apartment.

Good Work by:

Arresting Officers – PC Galapon and PC Noto, 33 Division “A” Platoon
Investigating Officers – Det. Diviesti and PC Galapon

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                                   CRIME PREVENTION

                                   Graffiti Eradication

What can the public do to help with this significant problem that
the City of Toronto faces?

  •   When witnessing suspicious behaviour or graffiti crime, call Police
      immediately at 416-808-2222.

  •   Provide Police with descriptions of the suspects, and their vehicles with
      license plates.

  •   Once reported to the Police, remove the graffiti as quickly as possible. The
      quick removal of graffiti is the single most effective means to prevent further
      acts of vandalism.

  •   Restrict access to walls by planting ivy, thorny bushes or trees.

  •   Apply graffiti resistant coatings to protect walls.

  •   Increase visibility and lighting in vulnerable areas.

  •   Install video surveillance to monitor isolated areas.

  •   Establish a strong Neighbourhood Watch program.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding graffiti in your neighbourhood,
please contact the Community Response Unit at 416-808-3300.

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   New Drinking and Driving Legislation
                                          “Warn Range”
As of May 1, 2009, if you’re caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) from 0.05 to 0.08
(known as the "warn range"), the police can immediately suspend your licence up to three days for a first
occurrence, seven days for a second occurrence and 30 days for a third or subsequent occurrence.

Consequences for Driving with a 0.05 to 0.08 "Warn Range" Blood Alcohol Concentration

First Time
             •   3-day licence suspension
             •   $150 Administrative Monetary Penalty

Second Time (within 5 years)
          • 7-day licence suspension
          • Mandatory alcohol education program
          • $150 Administrative Monetary Penalty

Third Time (within 5 years)
          • 30-day licence suspension
          • Mandatory alcohol treatment program
          • Six-month ignition interlock licence condition
          • $150 Administrative Monetary Penalty

Subsequent infractions (within 5 years)
          • 30-day licence suspension
          • Mandatory alcohol treatment program
          • Six-month ignition interlock licence condition
          • Mandatory medical evaluation
          • $150 Administrative Monetary Penalty

These roadside licence suspensions cannot be appealed. Suspensions will be recorded on the driver’s
record. For up to five years, these roadside suspensions will be considered when determining
consequences for subsequent infractions.
For more information on Impaired Driving please visit the Ministry of Transportation website at

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Running a red light is no joke. Many people are killed or badly injured each year because
someone proceeded through an intersection on a red light not paying attention or deliberately
made a left hand turn on the red, so they do not have to sit and wait for another green light.

You may be in a hurry or you may think the light doesn't stay green long enough. Whatever your
excuse, it is no reason to endanger the lives of other motorists, passengers, pedestrians or
bicyclists who may be in that intersection.

The law is clear on how you must behave at a traffic signal.
Commencing Monday, May 4th, 2009, members of 33 Division will be participating in a week
long traffic safety strategy: “Third In Line”. The strategy of the project is to enforce the
Highway Traffic Act at various high traffic volume intersections in 33 Division.

The main focus of the project will be toward those drivers who fail to stop behind the line at the
intersections, thereby obstructing crosswalks and interfering with the free flow of traffic in the

The second focus will be on the driver, who is third in line, waiting to make a left turn and insists
on turning, even though they are still behind the stop line when the signal turns red. These
offenders are particularly frustrating to other drivers when the intersection is equipped with an
advanced green light. Most advanced green signals are gauged to allow three or four vehicles
to turn. However, these offenders can cut these numbers in half, thus causing an excessive
build up of vehicles waiting to turn left.

All of these offenders are not only dangerous to both other drivers and pedestrians, they can
also be the root problem of road rage incidents we find police involved with almost daily.

For more information please contact S/Sgt. Robb Knapper, 33 Division CRU at 416-808-3392.

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       Launch of New Province Wide Help Line Provides
                 Safety Resource for Seniors
 April 13, 2009, Toronto – The Ontario Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (ONPEA) is proud to
 announce the launch of a new province-wide hotline to assist at-risk seniors. The hotline will provide
 assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 150 languages. In June 2008, the Ontario Trillium
 Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, awarded ONPEA a three-year, $415,700 grant to help
 with the set-up of the hotline.

 The official kick-off took place on Friday, April 17 at 10:00 am at Villa Colombo, a Toronto retirement
 community. Members of ONPEA staff and the Ontario Trillium Foundation welcomed the Honourable Aileen
 Carroll, the Minister responsible for seniors, who took part in the announcement.

 “Ontario is proud to support this invaluable resource for seniors across the province, which will allow them
 to access help in the language with which they are most comfortable,” said Minister Carroll.

 The hotline is a free, confidential resource for seniors suffering abuse, including physical, mental, sexual,
 neglect, and financial. Professionals that work closely with seniors estimate that close to 10 percent of all
 seniors suffer some form of abuse, although many don’t report these incidences to police. ONPEA projects
 that the new hotline will provide support to over 4,000 seniors in the first year of operation.

 “Knowing there is someone to talk to 24 hours a day, seven days a week in their own language makes
 people feel less alone and more connected,” stated ONPEA Board Chair Lori Flynn. “Hopefully this helpline
 will encourage seniors to pick up the phone and get help,” she added.

 The new Seniors Safety Line is 1-866-299-1011. The hotline is operated in association with the Assaulted
 Women’s Help Line (AWHL), who will provide the infrastructure and technical support needed to make the
 project possible.

 ONPEA is a non-profit, charitable organization mandated to raise awareness about the abuse and neglect of
 older adults, and create an Ontario that is free from abuse for all seniors, through education, training,
 collaboration, service coordination and advocacy. For more information, visit www.onpea.org.

 The Ontario Trillium Foundation allocates grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the
 arts and culture, environment, human and social services, and sports and recreation sectors. To find out
 more about the Foundation, you can visit their website at www.trilliumfoundation.org.

 Submitted by:
 Kristen Selby, Vice President, Programs and Operations
 Better Living Health and Community Services
 875 Don Mills Road, Unit 7
 Toronto, Ontario
 M3C 1V9
 T: 416-447-7244 x723
 F: 416-510-1104

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      Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
      Let’s Work Together to Improve our Safety!

                            Date: Thursday May 07, 2009
                             Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
                      Location: 1350 York Mills Road Building
                                          Party Room
                                        (Basement level)

We want to keep the York Mills community a safe neighbourhood.
Learn how to reduce your risk of victimization of crimes. Learn important
crime prevention tips to protect yourself and your home! Get involved in
Neighbourhood Watch.

                                        Representatives from:

Neighbourhood Watch at 1350 York Mills Road - Robert Ferraro, Chair
Toronto Police 33 Division – Crime Prevention Officer: P.C. Kelly Downie
Crime Prevention Association of Toronto – Crime Prevention and Youth
Coordinator: William Schroder

   We want our neighbourhood to stay safe and healthy. Get involved and be
    proactive in our community to help reduce crime. If you would like more
   information, please contact William at the Crime Prevention Association of
               Toronto: 416-225-1102 or william@cpatoronto.org
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                         You Are Invited to 33 Division’s

                 To help us celebrate Police Week !!!

                        WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009

                                   1:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
                                       33 DIVISION
                                     50 UPJOHN ROAD

                          FREE HOTDOGS AND DRINKS
Child Fingerprinting, Police Displays, Tours of the Police Station, Police Vehicles and many
       other activities. Donations for the Food Bank would be greatly appreciated.

                              Listen to the sounds of the Fabulous:

                                                                                                             Don Mills

                                                                                                         33 Div
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Hot Topic this month! Controversial too!

All Police Officers, and Traffic Officers in particular, are tasked with keeping our
streets safe for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.

When not investigating collisions, officers are involved in pro-actively preventing
them, and enforcement of our traffic laws is one way that we do that. Education
is another method that we use. We do both on an on-going basis throughout the

Most of us would agree that traffic enforcement is often necessary to modify the
driving behaviour of some of our motorists. I would ask that should you be in a
position where you receive a traffic ticket from an officer, please realize that it is
neither pleasant to give or receive a traffic ticket. It is just something that
has to be done, and officers take no pleasure in it. There is nothing personal. If
the officer was not stopping you, he/she would be stopping somebody else.

 After stopping you, the officer may give you a caution, or he/she may issue you a
traffic ticket. This is not the appropriate time to protest or argue with that officer
about the merits of your case. On the reverse side of your ticket is information
about how to pay the ticket (if you agree with it) or how to take the matter to
court. The courtroom is the proper forum for disputing the allegation against you.
When you think about it, getting into a dispute with the officer at roadside
accomplishes nothing. At the end of the day you will still have to read and exercise
any one of the options on the reverse side of the ticket.

Please realize that officers assigned to the very necessary, but not so pleasant
job of traffic enforcement have the safety of you and other road users in mind.
Please help your local friendly traffic officer keep your roads safe!

Happy (and Safe!) Motoring!

Steve Mills
Police Constable #1357
33 Division, Traffic Enforcement Unit

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     May 2009
    If you would like a Toronto Police Service representative from 33 Division to
    attend your community event, please contact Staff Sergeant Robb Knapper at
    416-808-3392 or robb.knapper@torontopolice.on.ca

      SUN                MON                TUES             WED                  THURS              FRI                SAT
                                                                                                1              2      Bike Rodeo &
                                                                                                                   Child Fingerprinting
                                                                                                                     Advent Lutheran
                                                                                                                    2800 Don Mills Rd
                                                                                                                       2pm – 4pm

3                   4                   5            6                        7                 8              9
                                                         33 Div Officers at                                       Dunlace Public
                                                            McDonald’s        Neighbourhood                      School Fun Fair
                                                           McHappy Day        Watch Meeting                       20 Dunlace Dr.
                                                          1125 Sheppard
                                                                              1350 York Mills                      11am – 3pm
                                                           Avenue East
                                                            9am - 10am          Party Room                       ************
                                                           12pm – 1pm          7pm – 8:30pm                      Cops For Cancer
                                                                                See Page 7                      Yorkdale Shopping
                                                                                 for more                         Mall (1pm-4pm)
                                                                                  details.                       Come out to see
                                                                                                                 Chief Blair shave
                                                                                                                   his head !!!

10                  11                  12           13 33 Div Annual         14                15             16
    Mother’s Day                                          OPEN HOUSE
                                                           1pm – 9pm

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                    Statutory Holiday                                                                                TDSB INFO FAIR
                      Victoria Day                                                                                    Newtonbrook
                                                                                                                    Secondary School
                                                                                                                    155 Hilda Avenue
                                                                                                                       10am – 6pm

24                  25                  26           27                       28                29             30
                                                                                                                       33 Div Child
                                                                                                                     Fingerprinting at
                                                                                                                   Forest Manor Public
                                                                                                                        School Fair
                                                                                                                   25 Forest Manor Rd.
                                                                                                                       11am – 2pm


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