Gun smuggler pleads guilty

A gun smuggler who supplied handguns to a Weston-area gang busted in 2018, has pleaded guilty.

Harris Poyser, 59, of Scarborough, admitted to his role in smuggling 60 cheap guns from Florida to Toronto, where they were distributed with help from members of the Five Point Generalz gang, originally based out of Weston. Poyeser faces a sentence of 10–15 years.

In 2018, police arrested 75 people in “Project Patton”, which included raids at 33 King. Some of the “highest ranking members” of the Five Point Generalz, were arrested in the raids.

From the police

At the time, the police said, “This investigation was based on intelligence that led investigators to suspect that the Five Point Generals were operating as a criminal organization and that they were involved in illegal activities that posed a direct threat to community safety,” he said. “…We allege that the Five Point Generals are a dangerous street gang that, while having roots in the area surrounding Weston Rd. and Lawrence Ave. W., its criminal activities extended throughout Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area and into other parts of the country, the United States and even as far away as the Caribbean.”

Police display seized guns

Man arrested for retail robbery

The Toronto Police have arrested a man for robbing a retail store at Weston and Lawrence. On Friday, a man demanded cash, saying he had a gun.

The police identified  Bennet Tagoe, 26, and arrested him the same day. They seized an airsoft pistol—a low-powered pellet gun.

Tagoe has been charged with robbery with a firearm.

Murdered man identified

The police have identified the man found murdered in Weston. He is Rohan Rose, 36.

Rose’s body was dumped at the former hospital site by a dark-coloured sedan at about 2:15 in the morning today. The police have released surveillance video.

Rose had been shot multiple times in the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Toronto Sun says that Rose had a history with the family of Ephraim Brown, 11, who was murdered in a shootout between two rival gang members. They say he made a “throat-slashing gesture” at the victim’s sister.

The police are asking for the public’s help.

Man found murdered near HRRH

A man was found early this morning near the Church Street hospital site suffering from gunshot wounds. The police say that officers on patrol found the man with no vital signs on a snow bank, and he was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. The police are asking for help from anyone who may have information.

Wanted man: Samuel Smith

Samuel Smith is wanted by the police for an attack in Weston.

The police allege that Smith, 24, broke into an apartment near Oak and Weston Road and assaulted a woman he knew. He is wanted for attempted murder, aggravated assault, and other serious charges.

Smith is “6’2, 160-170 lbs, short black hair, brown eyes and has a scar on his left cheek.”