Police searching neighbourhood

Armed police cordoned and searched parts of Weston this evening. Members of the Weston Facebook community said that the police may have been looking for a man with a gun.

In news that is possibly related, a car crashed at Jane and MacDonald Avenue and there was a high-speed pursuit near Jane and Trethewey. If I can confirm that the incidents are related, I’ll update.

Two handguns seized, two people arrested

12 Division police arrested two people and are looking for a third after a car was stopped near Weston and Oak. The police say they discovered two handguns and ammunition in the vehicle. One person was arrested at the scene, one fled and was apprehended, and a third evaded arrest.

The police say that on August 6, they stopped a car that ran a red light. One of the occupants was “wearing a balaclava on top of his head” and a marijuana grinder was visible. A firearm handle was, an officer says, visible under the passenger seat.

When the police asked the occupants to step out of the car, Constable Bryan Irwin “observed a firearm inside the vehicle and alerted his partner, Const. Imran Mandozai.”

Two Glock handguns were seized. Ramone Thomas, 22 and Osman Aim, 18, face many charges for unlawful possession and storage of firearms. Biniam Habtamu, 24, is being sought by police.

Two men wanted in separate incidents

12 Division police are looking for two men accused in two separate and unrelated assaults.

Liban Mohamud, 39, is alleged to have assaulted two women inside a home near Weston and Coulter on Wednesday, July 14. The police say that he refused to let two women leave a home and assaulted them.

He is “5’10, with a medium build, short receding hair, goatee, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark coloured hooded sweater, black jeans, and a black Toronto Blue Jays cap.”

The police are also looking for Evon Reid, 36. The police say that he assaulted three people after an argument inside a home in the Eglinton and Weston area on Tuesday, July 20.

Bit of a crime spree

A man went on a crime spree in Weston on Tuesday.

The police say a man was arrested after jumping in front of and on cars, breaking glass —and trying to steal an ambulance.

Gunshots?

12 Division police are asking for the public’s help. On July 9, there may have been gunshots around Weston and Lawrence at about 9:40 p.m..

On Sunday, police responded to a gunshot at Weston and Denarda.

Man wanted for sex assault on Humber Trail


The police are asking for the public’s help after a woman was sexually assaulted on the Humber River Trail on Wednesday, June 16.

The police say that a woman was walking on the trail near Weston and St Phillips at about about 5 p.m. when a man approached her and sexually assaulted her.

He is described as

white, 50-60, 6’1” to 6’2”, blonde and white hair parted in the middle, slim build, with facial hair. He was wearing dark coloured jeans, a black belt and a black shirt with a red and orange design.

Weston-area doctor skips bail on drug charges

George Otto, the Weston-area doctor who conspired with a Weston pharmacist to traffick fentanyl, has skipped bail and fled to his home country of Uganda, according to Toronto Life.

Otto had been found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He had been released on appeal at the time of his disappearance.


Thanks to N for the tip.