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CHATTER: Multiple stabbings at Halloween party on Madison Avenue (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Multiple stabbings at Halloween party on Madison Avenue (Nov. 2019)

On Oct. 31, several stabbings were reported during a late-night Halloween party at a frat house on Madison Avenue, north of Bloor Street West.

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CHATTER: Suspect sought in mid-day stabbing on Bloor Street (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: Suspect sought in mid-day stabbing on Bloor Street (Dec. 2018)

A disagreement between two men at Gig@bites Internet ended in a stabbing on October 15 around noon. The men got into a physical altercation, and the suspect fled on foot after stabbing the victim.

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EDITORIAL: Lessons to be learned from Excessive Force (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · 1 Comment

Sometimes a mea culpa comes in the form of a memoir. Such is the case with Alok Mukherjee, who was the chair of the Toronto Services Board from 2005 to 2015, a period that included the G20 economic summit in June 2010 in Toronto.

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CHATTER (FALL 2017): Dispensary search leads to 15 charged

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FALL 2017): Dispensary search leads to 15 charged

The Toronto Police Service executed a search warrant at the Canna Clinic Dispensary in Kensington Market on September 11.

The police seized a large quantity of cannabis and cannabis-related substances including 169 kilograms of marijuana, 14.5 kilograms of marijuana oil, and 5 kilograms of a highly potent marijuana extract known as shatter. Approximately $14,000 in cash was seized along with the drugs.

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CHATTER (FALL 2017): Violent crime in 14 Division

October 12th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FALL 2017): Violent crime in 14 Division

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) is investigating three high-profile cases of aggravated assault that occurred in 14 Division within a few days of each other in early September.

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EDITORIAL (AUGUST 2017): Don’t sacrifice safety for political gain

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on EDITORIAL (AUGUST 2017): Don’t sacrifice safety for political gain

The deeply divisive debate on whether or not the Toronto Police Service (TPS) should continue the School Resource Officer (SRO) program reveals fault lines among those responsible for ensuring that secondary education be conducted in a safe, supportive environment. Under the program, thirty-six police officers are assigned to work in Toronto’s public and Catholic high schools.

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CHATTER (MAY 2017): Central Tech dome down in flames

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (MAY 2017): Central Tech dome down in flames

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: A fire destroyed a large portion of the dome’s surface for the field at Central Technical School on May 15.

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CHATTER (FEBRUARY 2017): Welcoming the rooster

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (FEBRUARY 2017): Welcoming the rooster

PHOTO BY GEREMY BORDONARO/GLEANER NEWS: Dragon City Mall on Spadina Avenue was crowded wall-to-wall for the Chinatown BIA’s celebration of the Lunar New Year on Jan. 28. Representatives from the Toronto Police Service’s 14 Division joined councillors Joe Cressy (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina), Mike Layton (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina), Adam Vaughan (MP, Spadina Fort York), and Han Dong (MPP, Trinity-Spadina) for a day of jubilation featuring a traditional dragon dance and inking of the dragon’s eyes.

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POLICE BLOTTER (JANUARY 2017): Three men sought in taxi assault and robbery

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on POLICE BLOTTER (JANUARY 2017): Three men sought in taxi assault and robbery

The Toronto Police Service is looking for three men in connection with an assault and robbery of a taxi driver near Russell and Robert streets on Dec. 18 at approximately 3 a.m.

It is alleged that the three men were picked up by the taxi a short distance away before asking to stop near the intersection. After stopping they reportedly robbed and assaulted the driver before fleeing.

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Higher crime rates in 14 Division

January 23rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Higher crime rates in 14 Division

Rise attributed to Entertainment District

By Geremy Bordonaro

Rapid population growth and the proliferation of night clubs within the ever-expanding Entertainment District appear to have led to an increase in crime last year in 14 Division, but that trend has not migrated to the Annex.

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