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Assault investigation,
Man wanted for several random attacks,
Jourdain Durrant, 35



Broadcast time: 18:40
Tuesday, November 20, 2018

55 Division
416-808-5500

Case #: 2018-2113356


The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance locating a man wanted for a series of random assaults.

On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 4 p.m., officers responded to a call for Unknown Trouble at Merrill Bridge Road Park.

It is alleged that:

- a 26-year-old man was walking his dog

- another man got out of a vehicle with a sledge hammer

- the suspect began chasing the 26-year-old man around

- the suspect got back in his car


On Friday, November 16, 2018, at approximately 4:15 p.m., officers responded to a call for Unknown Trouble in the Danforth Avenue and Moberly Avenue area.

It is alleged that:

- a 42-year-old woman was standing on the corner

- a man got out of his vehicle, brandishing a sledge hammer

- he raised the sledge hammer and shouted at the woman

- he got back in his car and fled


On Monday, October 29, 2018, in the evening, officers responded to a call for an Impaired Driver in the Overlea Boulevard and Thorncliffe Park Drive area.

It is alleged that:

- a man and woman were travelling in their car

- they pulled to the side of the road to check directions

- a man pulled up along side them in another car

- he brandished a flare, a handgun and long-bladed knife

- he began yelling at them and making threats

- he fled the scene when the victims began recording the exchange


On Thursday, May 3, 2017, officers responded to a call for an Impaired Driver in the Don Valley Parkway and Lawrence Avenue East area.

It is alleged that:

- a man was driving erratically, northbound on the Don Valley Parkway

- a motorcyclist pulled up alongside him

- there was an exchange

- the man intentionally swerved into the motorcyclist, striking him

- as the motorcyclist lay on the ground the man drove over him

- he then fled the scene

Jourdain Durrant, 35, of Toronto, is wanted for all of these incidents.

He is described as 6'0", 192 lbs., with a slim build, blond/reddish hair, and a short blond/reddish beard.

He is believed to be armed, violent, erratic and dangerous. If located, do not approach, call 9-1-1 immediately.

A photograph of him is released.

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, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, 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 David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective David Yarmoluk, 55 Division




Assault investigation,
Man wanted for several random attacks,
Jourdain Durrant, 35



Man sought in sledge hammer attacks
Jourdain Durrant, 35,
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