Beachfront Park in Pickering/City News
A mother has drowned in an impulsive attempt to reach the flotation device which her son was using in Lake Ontario at Beachfront Park in Pickering. Police say the lad was apparently in distress but he survived the incident that killed his mom.
Two young men were shot in the legs near a house party on Kensington Ave in Kenginston Market early Monday. Police say the injuries were easily treated.
Queen streetcar shooting
Police are searching for a man who stabbed another man on the 501 Queen streetcar near John St. late Sunday. The perpetrator is said to have escaped on a bicycle. Police say that the victim was bleeding heavily following the incident. They say that he briefly got off the streetcar but was located by officers a short time later.
James Sears to be sentenced
Canadian Press speculates Monday that James Sears, editor of the largely incoherent Your Ward News will try to persuade a court that his conviction for promoting hatred occurred because his lawyer intentionally threw the case. The Crown will argue that Sears be jailed for a year.
Sigrid Riko, 94
Faces in the news include (left) Brittany Zamora, 28, a former sixth-grade teacher now convicted of sexual abuse for having sex with a 13-year-old boy. An Arizona court handed Brittany a stunning 20-year sentence and she is terrified what inmates will do to her. Her lawyer claims she has been wrongly portrayed as a monster. At centre is Toronto nonagenarian Sigrid Riko. At 94, Sigrid is being kicked out of the long-standing assisted living building known to Midtown families as Fellowship Towers. As many as 150 others are also evicted. The Yonge St. non-profit building, now named Davenhill Senior Living, has been sold for redevelopment. See if you believe their story. Lastly, Neil Bantleman, the Canadian teacher accused of sexual assault by three pupils in Indonesia has been granted clemency and permitted to return to Canada. He continues to declare his innocence but it appears he will carry the stigma of his conviction forever.
Maya Mirota (left) and Marta Malek (right)/OPP
Police say they have an urgent hunt underway in Algonquin Provincial Park for two Kitchener teens missing since Thursday. Officers and volunteers are searching the western area of the provincial park for Maya Mirota and Marta Malek, both 16. They were last seen on Western Uplands Trail near Rainbow Lake. OPP say the girls are part of a camping group, and the pair had a tent but limited camping supplies. One of the girls is described as five-feet tall with a thin build and long auburn hair. The other girl is described as six-feet tall with an average build, shoulder-length dirty blonde hair and glasses.
Toronto police have charged a former securities dealer, John James Illidge, 66, of no fixed address, with a confidence racket that persuaded people to invest nearly a million dollars with him since 2009. Cops accuse him of spending the money on a lavish lifestyle and occasionally giving his victims so-called “interest” as proof their investments were valid. In the end, the man became unavailable to the victims raising alarms. The investigation began in January of 2018. The charges:
1) Five counts of Fraud Over $5,000
2) Five counts of Theft Over $5,000
3) Four counts of Launder Proceeds Of Crime
4) Four counts of Posses Property Obtained By Crime Over $5,000
Police have arrested a Kingston man, John McKenna, 23, with the robbery of a woman in the elevator of a condominium at St. Clair Ave and Avenue Rd early in June 1. He faces a string of charges. Man invades Deer Park condo to rob woman in the elevator
2. Uttering Threats of Bodily Harm
3. Theft Under
4. Fail to Comply with Probation Order
5. Use Credit Card Obtained by Crime
6. Criminal Harassment – Watch and Beset
There was no winning ticket for the $5 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Quebec. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on July 17 will be approximately $7 million.
Flash flooding on the Don Valley Parkway and Jarvis Street marked a changeable Saturday. The localized flooding came as a heavy midafternoon downpour hit Toronto. Some of the flooding was captured by City News.
Councillor Robinson has provided an update on plans for the renewal of the playground facilities in Trace Manes Park. She tells South Bayview Bulldog that the tender closed in May and that the contract is expected over the next several weeks. “Given some time is required for the successful Contractor to organize (procure materials and supplies) then mobilize into the site, a start date after Labour day is anticipated. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed towards the beginning of next year.” The existing playground and wading pool will remain operational and open to the public during July and August. Georgia Walsh: What the new splash pad might look like
A priest who was hurtling along Highway 401 on his way to a funeral (really) received a ticket for speeding but was saved from the harsher penalty of having his licence suspended and/or vehicle car impounded. “Justice was served but mercy was demonstrated,” said OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt.
Finally, a Circus Bus has stopped in a west end neighborhood to permit passengers to urinate. Pretty appalling.
Circus Bus at scene
Toronto Police have arrested Michael Oneil Donalds, 29, of Richmond Hill, for the stabbing of three men and a boy during the Raptors victory parade Yonge and Dundas Sts. on June 17. On Thursday, July 11, 2019, officers executed a search warrant in the Yonge St and Major MacKenzie Drive area.
Heavily armed officers surround man on ground near Millwood and Airdrie Rds
A man was arrested by heavily armed police at the corner of Millwood Rd. and Airdrie Rd. around 8 p.m. Thursday. Many witnesses on Facebook and in email to The Bulldog report police focussing on a frame building on the southwest corner of the two streets. On Facebook, one writer says officers broke down the building’s door and arrested a man. The photograph above was posted to Leaside Community. The comment with it is as follows: “My next door neighbors grandson was the man arrested. He may have been drinking but mostly he may have assaulted his family members.” Another reader said: “I hope he gets the professional help he needs.”
Police are seeking these two men who allegedly followed a woman, 19, onto an elevator in a condominium at Bathurst and King Sts early Thursday. They robbed, beat and dragged her to a stairwell where she was sexually assaulted by both thugs. After the assault, the men made their way to the underground parking garage and fled in a vehicle in an unknown direction. They escaped in a grey or silver coloured four-door Mazda with damage to the rear passenger door. It appears to be secured with strips of electrical tape. They are described as:
– Suspect #1: early 20’s, 5’8”-5’10”, black with a dark complexion, medium build, brown eyes, moustache and chin facial hair. He was wearing a navy blue or black baseball cap with a white symbol on the front, black short sleeve shirt with vertical white stripes with a red and white star on the right arm, blue jeans, white “Gucci” brand sneakers, and “Gucci” brand Sunglasses
– Suspect #2: early 20’s, 5’8”-5’10”, black with a dark complexion, medium build, brown eyes, moustache and goatee, corn row braids in hair. He was wearing a brown and beige camouflaged hooded sweat shirt, black baggy pants, and dark coloured shoes.
Followed woman into elevator
Escaped in Mazda with damaged rear door