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Richard Russell, 23, is wanted in an assault on a woman and her baby in a home near Neilson Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E. on Monday.
On Dec. 15 around 11:30 p.m., police allege the man entered the bedroom of a home near Neilson Rd. and Sheppard Ave. E. where the woman and her son were sleeping. The woman argued with the man while holding her son and begged the man to leave. The man allegedly became angry, grabbed the woman by her throat and began punching her. He also allegedly punched the baby in the head, causing swelling and bruising. The assault was interrupted by another person and the man threatened to kill the woman as he left.
Police are looking for Richard Russell, who is described as black and 6-feet-1, with a slim build. Police believe Russell is staying in Malvern and consider him dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
Police have released composite sketches of three men who are wanted in connection with a sexual assault, saying they are “armed and dangerous.”
The men are wanted in connection with a sexual assault of a woman who told police she thought she was going for a job interview.
The woman, 27, said she was lured into a building in the Kipling Avenue and Dundas Street area of Toronto in the evening on Monday, Dec. 15, by a man identified as “Noel,” police say.
Once inside, she was sexually assaulted by three men, held against her will and threatened with death by one of them, according to police.
The woman told police she saw a gun in the man’s car.
“Police believe these men to be armed and dangerous,” says the bulletin with the composite sketches. “Do not approach. If located call 9-1-1.”
One suspect is described as white, aged 30 to 40 and tall, with parted, collar-length black hair. He is described as having spoken English with a foreign accent, and was last seen wearing a black shirt and dark pants.
A second suspect is described as white, aged 30 to 40, 5’3 to 5’4 tall, with a round face, no hair and lots of upper-body freckles. He was clean-shaven and was wearing a light-blue sweater with dark-blue stitching crossing at front, and jeans.
A third suspect is described as white and in his 30s with “not very dark hair.”
The fourth suspect, who introduced himself as a Venezuelan named Noel, is described as light-skinned, close to 40, 5’3 to 5’4 tall, with short black hair, dark eyes, thick lips and was “chubby but strong.” He did not speak English well.
The building where the woman went is described as a shorter, multi-level structure, possibly under five floors, with a reddish, dark or brown exterior, underground parking, long hallways, a single elevator and set of double doors at the entrance. The front entrance of the building is described as having a concrete or brick overhang at decorated with Christmas lights.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-1900 or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, by texting TOR and a message to CRIMES (274637), or on Facebook.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear the appeal of a man who was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
Desire Munyaneza led a Hutu militia during the genocide that saw more than 800,000 Tutsis slaughtered.
He then fled the country, arriving in Canada in 1997, where RCMP got wind of his involvement in the genocide and launched an investigation.
He was living in Toronto when he was arrested in October 2005 and charged with seven counts under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act.
Witnesses for the prosecution testified that as a militia commander, Munyaneza organized a large number of rapes and murders in the Butare region.
Montreal police have released surveillance photos from a smash and grab robbery in hopes someone will recognize the thieves.
On Wednesday, November 12 four men entered the Birks jewelry store at the Fairview mall in Pointe Claire and smashed the display case, pepper-sprayed employees, and then fled with their loot.
Several witnesses took pictures and video of the men as they fled the scene, but these photos appear to be from mall surveillance video.
The photos show four black men, in their twenties, wearing hooded sweatshirts.
One man was carrying a red gym bag.
Police say the thieves ran out of the mall using the doors between Sears and the Bank of Montreal and fled in a dark Nissan sedan, probably a Sentra with an ‘E’ in the license plate.
Anyone who recognizes the men in the photos is asked to call Info-Crime at 514-393-1133.
Published Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:12AM EST
A 22-year-old has been charged with second degree murder after his uncle was found dead in an apartment building.
At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Toronto police were called to an apartment building at 100 High Park Ave., near Bloor and Keele Streets.
Police found a 52-year-old man suffering serious stab wounds, and were told by witnesses that an assault had taken place on the sixth floor of the building.
The man, identified on Thursday as Musa Yusuf, was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
A suspect was located and arrested a few kilometres from the scene, police said.
In a statement on Thursday, police said that Guled Yusuf, 22, has been charged with second-degree murder. Guled was Musa’s nephew, police said.
Anyone with more information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).
York Regional Police and Canada Post said they were able to determine who was receiving the mail and executed a search warrant on Dec. 3 at a home in Vaughan, Ont., north of Toronto.
Police found cash, gift cards, pre-paid credit cards and fraudulently obtained goods.
“The credit card companies are taking the losses, but the hardship for these people will be getting their credit rating repaired,” Const. Andy Pattenden said.
“Police would like to remind people as we approach the holiday season to take extra care to check your credit card statements and make sure all the purchases are correct,” Pattenden said.
“Keeping informed on what is on your credit report and credit score can help spot early signs of identity theft.”
Free services such as Equifax and TransUnion can track a person’s credit report, he said.
Pattenden also cautioned people about buying online discounted gift cards.
“If a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is,” Pattenden said.
Prince Imalenowa, 35, of Vaughan has been charged with redirect mail, defraud the public under $5,000 and fraud over $5,000.