Safety Alert

Sarah, from DECA’s safety team asked me to pass along a few recent notes from Toronto Police.


1.On Friday, November 14, 2008, police responded to a call for a suspicious incident in the Kingston Road/Main Street area.  It has been reported that a small white tablet was found inside the packaging of a Mini Nestle Smarties box which was handed out on Halloween.  Police would like to remind caregivers to inspect all candy consumed by children, particularly Halloween candy collected in the following areas:

– Queen Street East/Woodbine Avenue,
– Main Street/Kingston Road 
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online atwww.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).


2.  It came up at the Community Police Liaison Committee meeting that there has been an increase in break-ins (mainly in the Beaches) at night while people are at home in bed.  In most cases, back doors have been unlocked at the time of the break in. Simple reminder – lock you doors!


3. On Tuesday, November 18, 2008, police started an attempt child abduction investigation in the Beech Avenue/Queen Street East area.

It is reported that an 11-year-old girl was approached from behind and grabbed by a man,  The victim bit the suspect’s hand and was able to fight him off,  The suspect drove off in a van.  The suspect’s vehicle is described as an older, dark-green passenger van with tinted windows and a dent on the front passenger side.  The suspect is described as white, average height, medium build. He was last seen wearing dark clothing with a dark ski mask and dark sunglasses.  Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).  Constable Tony Vella, Public Information, for Detective Debra Houston, 55 Division