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Toronto Police Service make arrests at a large gathering,
Criminal and Provincial charges laid after partygoers toss glass bottles off a 35th floor balcony



Broadcast time: 22:41
Date: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Unit: 52 Division
Phone: 416-808-5200
Case #: 2021-331416


On Sunday, February 21, 2021, at 2:35 p.m., police were called to the York Street and Lake Shore Boulevard area for reports of a large gathering at a short-term rental unit.

It is alleged that:

- a large group of people were in a short-term rental unit on the 35th floor of a condo building

- glass bottles were tossed off the balcony to the roadway below, narrowly missing and endangering officers on the ground

- officers attended the 35th floor and located multiple people in the unit

- 7 people were charged with failing to comply with the emergency orders under the Re-Opening Ontario Act.

- 4 people were charged criminally

Santiago Marquez, 22, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Common nuisance
2. Mischief endangering life
3. Assault peace officer with a weapon
4. Unlawfully possess schedule 1

Diego Caro Osorio, 23, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Common nuisance
2. Mischief endangering life
3. Assault peace officer with a weapon
4. Unlawfully possess schedule 1


Jeison Torres, 37, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Common nuisance
2. Mischief endangering life
3. Assault peace officer with a weapon
4. unlawfully possess schedule 1

Giraldo Angel, 22, of Hamilton, has been charged with:

1. Common nuisance
2. Mischief endangering life
3. Assault peace officer with a weapon
4. Unlawfully possess schedule 1

They will attend court on Monday, February 22, at 10 a.m., courtroom 101, Old City Hall.

The Toronto Police Service continues to respond to calls to attend large gatherings and will take steps to disperse. Police will issue tickets and summonses to individuals when there is evidence of non-compliance of the provincial order under the EMCPA or the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA).

The police would like to thank the members of the public for providing video and photo images that assisted in the investigation.

On January 12, 2021, the Government of Ontario, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, issued a new Stay-At-Home order and declared a second emergency under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

The Toronto Police Service continues to enforce the order under the EMCPA in addition to conducting continued enforcement of the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA). For more information on the Service's approach, please see previous news release.



Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, 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 or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Laura Brabant, Corporate Communications, for Detective Paul Ward, 52 Division