Each week, Torontoist chooses the most interesting cases from the Toronto Police Service crime blotter. All charges are alleged until proven under law.
Some men of God haven’t been acting very holy; 42 ain’t no joy Division for a flasher; if you think that’s apple juice, urine for a surprise; and don’t go near your car if you get your drink-on this Sunday.
JANUARY 27: A 49-year old man appears in court on nuisance charges following complaints in the area of Dovercourt Public School. Police conducted a December investigation after hearing that an unknown person was leaving juice cartons filled with urine on the school’s rear sidewalk. The cartons had been removed over a period of several months by the public as well as the school’s students, and the investigation is looking into any potential health risks.
JANUARY 28: Officers patrolling the Parkdale area pull over a car only to find a small stash of marijuana, six shotgun shells and a sawed-off shotgun. Two men, both 20, were hit with a total of 36 charges. Now, normally This Week In Crime doesn’t reveal names, but how can we resist when the guys’ given names are Javoll and Bevrol? That could explain the tough guy overcompensation.
JANUARY 30: 42 Division had been receiving reports of a man allegedly exposing himself in the Finch and Midland area for over a year. Last Tuesday, the pervy perp finally flashed his naughty bits to the wrong woman — an undercover police officer. The police believe that there are more victims of the 40-year-old mustachioed exposeur and urge them to contact 42 Division.
JANUARY 30: An 89-year-old pastor actively involved in the Baptist Church was nabbed for a historical sexual assault. From 1987 to 1990, the accused sexually assaulted the victim, starting when she was 10-years-old. The pastor was well-known to the girl’s family, assisting them with immigration issues.
JANUARY 31: A 65-year-old reverend with St. Andrew’s Parish at Bloor and Sherbourne was arrested under charges of possession of child pornography. When a search warrant was served at his home on Thursday, police seized pornographic videos and still photographs depicting children between the ages of five and seventeen.
FEBRUARY 1: Toronto Police arrest a second man in the case of an aggravated assault at BUDO nightclub (we previously reported on the event, where a bouncer at BUDO allegedly beat a club patron to a pulp and then left him bleeding in an alley). The second man, 22, was also an employee of BUDO. The victim is still being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
SUPERBOWL SPECIAL: Torontoist and the Toronto Police Service want to remind everyone to act like responsible human beings and not get behind the wheel if you’ve been imbibing on Sunday. Have fun and all that, but invite people to stay over, assign designated drivers, and don’t let anyone who’s been knockin’ a few back to even touch their car keys. R.I.D.E. will be out and about after the game to add an additional level of safety.
Priest statue photo by Marc Lostracco. This week’s statistics from LiveScience.
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