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Toronto: Leonard Medley wanted for violent robbery at downtown pizza parlour


Leonard Medley, 24, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for robbery and forcible confinement. (Toronto Police handout)

Wanted: Leonard Medley  
By Chris Doucette ,Toronto Sun 
First posted: Monday, April 29, 2013 09:14 AM EDT | Updated: Monday, April 29, 2013 09:19 AM EDT
Leonard Medley, 24, is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for robbery and forcible confinement. (Toronto Police handout)

Leonard Medley, 24, is wanted for a violent robbery at a downtown Toronto pizza parlour last month.

Toronto Police say three men walked into a Pizza Hut at 810 Church St., near Bloor St. E., around 3 p.m. on March 10.

One bandit grabbed an employee and pinned her against a wall while the other two emptied the cash register. Two men have already been arrested for this heist.

Medley is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for robbery and forcible confinement.

Investigators urge anyone with information to call 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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Montreal: Three arrested in daylight kidnapping



Trois hommes arrêtés pour enlèvement et séquestration : le SPVM recherche un quatrième suspect 

Les enquêteurs de la région Ouest du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) sollicitent l’aide du public afin de localiser le dernier suspect impliqué dans un enlèvement avec séquestration.

Le 29 novembre dernier en fin d’après-midi, la victime marchait sur la rue Sainte-Anne dans le secteur de Pierrefonds. Arrivé à l’angle du boulevard de Pierrefonds, une voiture Honda Civic grise s’est immobilisée à sa hauteur. Les quatre suspects qui y prenaient place lui ont ordonné d’entrer dans le véhicule sous la menace d’une arme à feu. Ils l’ont amenée quelques kilomètres plus loin, sur le chemin de la Rive Boisée. Les suspects l’ont alors frappée au visage avant de le détrousser. Ils l’ont ensuite reconduit à sa résidence en le menaçant pour qu’il garde le silence.

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Toronto: Schizophrenic Joanne Merlene Jones accused of new kidnapping attempt


Joanne Merlene Jones. Joanne Merlene Jones, 41, has been charged in a kidnapping incident at an Oshawa school on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. Police arrested Jones in connection with the abduction of child from a Toronto mall in 2006. Toronto Star file photo Torstar News Services file photo


Woman who kidnapped toddler in 2006 accused of abducting another

Woman who snatched toddler in 2006 is accused of kidnapping another
Published on Wednesday December 19, 2012

Alex Tavshunsky/For the Toronto Star
Joanne Jones in a 2006 courtroom sketch.
Wendy Gillis and Niamh Scallan
Staff Reporters

They said Joanne Merlene Jones was no longer a threat.

Six years after the woman kidnapped a 4-year-old boy from a Toronto shopping mall and sparked a city-wide search, an Ontario Review Board panel decided she no longer required its oversight.

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Montreal: Chiheb Battikh charged with kidnapping 3-year-old with intent to obtain ransom and more

The crown contends Chiheb Battikh plotted for weeks to abduct the three-year-old boy.

Man charged with attempted kidnapping in Outremont
Psychiatric evaluation requested by the defence
CBC News Posted: Dec 20, 2012 8:45 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 20, 2012 8:01 PM ET
Alleged attempted kidnapping in Montreal

A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered for a Laval man charged with an alleged attempted child abduction in Montreal’s Outremont borough.

Police say the suspect’s defence asked for the evaluation Thursday afternoon.

Chiheb Battikh, 51, was charged with kidnapping with intent to obtain a ransom, armed assault, assault causing injuries, possessing a prohibited weapon and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Dollard-des-Ormeaux: Irving Fosu claims he was forced by friend to commit string of bank robberies

Emotional bail hearing for accused in bank robberies
Irving Fosu, 19, says he was pushed by drug-dealing friend
CBC News Posted: Nov 6, 2012 9:43 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 7, 2012 6:18 AM ET
Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer said he would not force Irving Fosu to identify his friend as a security precaution. (CBC) Facebook
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A Montreal judge must decide whether a young man will get bail, following a tearful and emotion-filled hearing Tuesday.

Irving Fosu from Dollard-des-Ormeaux, a town on Montreal’s West Island, has been charged in connection with a hostage taking in a string of bank robberies on Montreal’s West Island.

Fosu, 19, is accused of using an air-gun to demand money from banks in Roxboro, Pointe-Claire and Lachine.

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Five more criminals added to CBSA’s most wanted list

Five more added to CBSA’s most wanted list
June 4, 2012. 3:31 pm • Section: Crime and Justice
Posted by: Tobi Cohen

OTTAWA — The Canada Border Services Agency has added five new names to its most wanted list and just days ago gave the boot to criminal Damion Rami Butler more than four months after he was apprehended in Toronto.

The latest additions include Ibrahima Isse, 46, of Senegal who is wanted for war crimes and Patrick Octaves de Florimonte, 34, of Guyana, who is considered inadmissible due to a slew of assault, dangerous driving and drug trafficking convictions in Canada.

Also added to the list:

Kemford Sebastian Durrant, 32, of St. Vincent and the Grenadines who is inadmissible due to convictions for theft, mischief, possession of a narcotic substance, assault with intent to resist arrest, uttering threats and failure to comply with recognizance.

Otto Horvath Bors, 43, of Hungary who is inadmissible for failing to comply with the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Media reports have indicated he took off from Toronto’s Pearson Airport when he was being deported to face fraud charges in his homeland.

Homayoon Pooli, 36, of Iran who is considered inadmissible having been convicted of kidnapping, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Butler was arrested arrested in January by the RCMP. He’d been convicted of drug trafficking and mischief over $5,000, among other run-ins with the law, and was finally deported last Thursday.

According to the Canada Border Services Agency, Canadians have so far helped locate 25 individuals in Canada, 19 of whom have been removed. Five others were located abroad.

The success of this initiative is a confirmation that Canadians believe in making our communities safer. I commend law enforcement agencies and members of the public who have worked together to identify and locate those who commit crimes and attempt to evade justice,” Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said in a statement.

“Together, these measures are sending a strong message that Canada will not be home to those who come to this country with ill intent.”

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