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Arrests made in Firearm investigation,
Man, 23, facing twelve charges



Broadcast time: 16:45
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021
Unit: 14 Division
Phone: 416-808-1400
Case #: 2021-1670927


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest made in a firearm investigation.

It is alleged that:

- on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at approximately 4:30 p.m., police conducted a vehicle stop in the Portugal Square and Bathurst Street West area, under the Highway Traffic Act

- the driver - a man - and was further investigated after a strong odour of marihuana was emanating from the vehicle

- the man accelerated and fled from the officers

- he was involved in a number of collisions

- witnesses observed a vehicle matching the description driving at a high rate of speed along the shoulder of the westbound Gardiner Express Way

- he eventually abandoned the vehicle in the Lake Shore Boulevard West and Park Lawn Road area

- he was later located by officers and subsequently placed under arrest

It is further alleged that:

- officers located a Glock 43X with two magazines loaded with 10-9mm rounds


Edward Croft, 23, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Obstruct plate HTA 13(2)
2. Transport cannabis CCA 12(1)
3. Occupy motor vehicle with a firearm
4. Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm
5. Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition
6. Possession of weapon
7. Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
8. carry concealed weapon
9. Store firearm carelessly
10. Store ammo carelessly
11. Fail to Stop for Police HTA 216(1)
12. Dangerous operation

He is scheduled to appear in court virtually at Old City Hall, on Friday, September 3, 2021, at 10 a.m., room 101.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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 Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Clayton Adams, 14 Division Major Crime Unit




Arrests made in Firearm investigation,
Man, 23, facing twelve charges



A Glock 43X with two magazine loaded with 10 - 9mm rounds alleged seized by officers
Above: A Glock 43X with two magazine loaded with 10 - 9mm rounds alleged seized by officers




Arrests made in Firearm investigation,
Man, 23, facing twelve charges



A Glock 43X with two magazine loaded with 10 - 9mm rounds alleged seized by officers
Above: A Glock 43X with two magazine loaded with 10 - 9mm rounds alleged seized by officers