Pot shop pops up

Weston’s least favourite store is back in business. California Cannabis has reopened, and has promised to donate a portion of its proceeds to Black Lives Matter–a move frustrating to those who see it as a donation to an anti-police group.

The CBC has a quite funny article  with an interview of Grey, um, Greenwell, an employee. He said he didn’t know much about the donations, and said

“I think it’s more of like a front for everybody that thinks we’re bad. You know, it’s like, ‘Oh, potheads go there,’ or ‘If you smoke weed, you’re like evil,'” he said.

“It’s kind of like to show we’re not, you know, like horrible people. We’re not criminals.

Right.

Grey Greenwell, photo by the CBC

The police have already promised to raid the illegal dispensary again–the fifth time it will have been shut down. Frances Nunziata says “The investigation will remain open until the store has been permanently closed.”

Four arrested for attempted murder in Mount Dennis

Three young men and a young woman have been arrested in relation to an attempted murder in Mount Dennis in which a man was stabbed in the eye.

The three men have been charged with attempted murder and possession of a dangerous weapon. The woman has been charged with making death threats.

Police asking for help with stabbing investigation

12 Division police are asking for your help investigating a stabbing that took place on Monday, April 9 at about 5 p.m. near Weston Road and Denarda Avenue, in Mount Dennis.

A 21-year-old man was involved in a fight with multiple other men. He was stabbed in the eye, and was taken to hospital.  The suspects remain at large.

The police are asking for any witnesses to come forward.

CashMax at Weston and Church robbed

The CashMax store at Weston and Church was robbed at around 2:15 in the afternoon yesterday, and at least one shot was fired through the window. As many as six shots may have been fired.

Police responded in force, and traffic was rerouted in the neighbourhood. A man in a mask was seen fleeing the scene. He was wearing grey or black pants, a black jacket, and black shoes.

Pot shop a bad neighbour

California Cannabis, the marijuana dealer at 1608 Weston Road has been a bad neighbour, according to CityTV. The customers are “swarming through the neighbourhood”, “urinating in public”, and “doing drugs in a nearby park”, according to a resident.

The shop has been raided four times, but has always reopened. After the latest raid, the sign was taken down, but it was recently reinstalled, and neighbours are speculating that the shop will reopen yet again.

Nnamdi Ogba: Homicide Squad make two arrests

Mayor John Tory listens on Friday March 23rd as Nnamdi Ogba’s parents plead for help in solving their son’s murder.

Two Toronto men were arrested in their homes today and have been charged with the murder of Nnamdi Ogba who was murdered in cold blood two weeks ago. At a press conference held on Thursday, March 29, Superinendent Ron Taverner and detective Jason Shankaran discussed the killing and the community response that led to the arrests.

Nnamdi Ogba

Taverner and Shankaran theorized that the two suspects were arrested so quickly thanks to a sense of outrage on the part of the community along with a highly motivated police force; the police acting quickly to bring the alleged killers of an entirely blameless man into custody. They stressed that Mr. Ogba was a hard working member of the community randomly targeted while visiting friends in Scarlettwood Court. Detective Shankaran told reporters, “You can always judge a person’s family by the people that they’re surrounded by”.  “And I knew I was dealing with a good man here”.

Police shift resources to 23 and 12 Divisions

At the press conference, Superintendent Taverner stated that extra police have been moved into the area to boost their visible presence in ‘troubled communities’ such as Scarlettwood so that residents can regain a sense of security in their neighbourhoods. Taverner declined to say how long the extra officers would be deployed but did say, “The public would be proud to know what the (Homicide) officers have done to bring this case before the courts”.

Congratulations to Toronto Police and also to the people who had the courage to come forward and help bring these alleged killers into custody.

Police are still seeking more information from associates of the two alleged suspects in their search for the driver of the getaway vehicle, a dark SUV.

  • Contact police at 416-808-7400
  • Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at 416-222-TIPS (8477)
  • Online: www.222tips.com
  • Text TOR and send message to CRIMES (274637).

UPDATE: On Friday March 30, according to the Toronto Star, police announced that the alleged driver had been arrested and was in custody.

Mayor attends Scarlettwood vigil.

Nigerian Canadian Association head, Chidi Nwanyanwu speaks to the crowd at the spot where Nnamdi Ogba died. Mayor Tory is on the far right.

On a bitterly cold evening, Mayor John Tory and Ward 2 Councillor Mike Ford joined a large crowd at a vigil last night for Nnamdi Ogba who, selected at random, was murdered last Friday by two armed men. Mr. Ogba, came to Canada with his parents from Nigeria and became an electrical engineer employed in Brampton. He was visiting friends at Scarlettwood Court when he was shot.

Nnamdi Ogba’s parents, Margaret Nwsou and Sylva Okzie remember their son.

The mayor promised Nnamdi Ogba’s parents that the death of their son would not go in vain.

Mayor Tory consoles Nnamdi Ogba’s parents, Margaret Nwsou and Sylva Okzie.

Mayor Tory was advised that the community would be bringing forward a petition asking for better quality video surveillance.