The Toronto Police would once again like residents to know that they very much want to hear from members of the public about crimes in the neighbourhood (even very minor ones) or any mischief. Every call is recorded and included in local crime data. That helps police determine where to put resources. Please report any untoward activity to:
54 Division – North of Danforth - 416-808-5400 or 55 Division – South of Danforth 416-808-5500
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In 55 Division, there has been an overall decrease in crime. However, there was a rash of car thefts (especially Dodge Caravans and Honda Civics) over the summer. Car thefts are down 5%. A suspect was arrested who had 60 car charges to his name so police feel this is an important development. Graffiti occurrences are down 60% and robberies were also down. There were several bank robberies over the last 18 months – all by the same criminal -who has now been arrested.
Also – a neighbour sent me a note about a fundraising scam. Three boys arrived at the door claiming to be fundraising for a school basketball trip to New York. The skeptical homeowner called the school where the boys claimed to be from and it turns out there is no such fundraising campaign or trip. Be wary.