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Media advisory,
Monday, April 9, 2018, 11 a.m.,
Dundas Street West and Huron Street,
52 Division and Chinatown BIA launch Project Blue Dog



Broadcast time: 05:00
Monday, April 9, 2018

52 Division
416-808-5200


On Monday, April 9, 2018, at 11 a.m., Toronto Police Service Deputy Chief Peter Yuen, 52 Division Community Response Unit Staff Sergeant Matthew Moyer and members of the Chinatown Business Improvement Area (BIA) will meet at Dundas Street West and Huron Street to announce the start of Project Blue Dog.

Deputy Chief Yuen and Staff Sergeant Moyer will be speaking about the ten-week project that will begin on Monday, April 9, 2018. The project is focusing on crime prevention, local disorder issues related to theft from autos, shoplifting, panhandling, public intoxication, drugs and any related problems.

Police are being proactive and directing additional patrols in the Chinatown area.

In addition to this year's project, police will conduct workshops and presentations to raise awareness for seniors in the area of Chinatown. These Seniors Safety Campaign workshops will be conducted in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. This will provide information against such fraudulent scams as the Canada Revenue Agency telemarketing scam, identity theft and Power of Attorney abuse.

Similar projects have taken place over the past years in the downtown Chinatown area. Project Blue Dog will be very similar. Chinatown is a very safe neighbourhood that attracts both local visitors and tourists. Officers will provide a heightened presence in the area, and will be proactive by visiting local businesses and reviewing crime prevention strategies.

Spray-paint vandalism, disorderly conduct and thefts from autos continue to be concerns to the Chinatown BIA. Police will be working with the community and are encouraging residents, visitors and business owners who witness any of the above acts in progress to immediately call police on the emergency 9-1-1 telephone line to report this or any other crime in progress. If you see suspicious activity or witness a crime please call police on the non-emergency line at 416-808-2222. Damage to property, vehicles and graffiti can also be reported online at tps.on.ca/core

All acts of graffiti, disorderly conduct and thefts from autos should be reported to police.

Please contact police at 52 Division at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Yu Ya Chou, 52 Division