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Four Young People charged in stolen vehicle investigation,
Lawrence Avenue East and Markham Road area,
Firearm recovered



Broadcast time: 18:00
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Unit: 43 Division
Phone: 416-808-4300
Case #: 2021-678675


The Toronto Police Service has made four arrests after a stolen vehicle was spotted.

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, officers in the Lawrence Avenue East and Markham Road area observed a stolen vehicle with four occupants inside.

It is alleged that:

- an officer made attempts to stop a car

- the driver then accelerated, striking the door of an unmarked police vehicle while an officer was getting out

- the driver continued driving and stopped in a parking lot in the Ellesmere Road and Markham Road area

- all four exited the car and fled into the park

- a male showed an expandable baton to officers as they approached him

- officers were able to de-escalate the situation and arrest the male

- two females and another male were also arrested by officers


It is further alleged that:

- when a female was searched, a firearm was located


Young Person #1: a 16-year-old boy, of Ajax, was charged with:
1. Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00
2. Fail to stop - flight
3. Fail to stop - collision
4. Dangerous operation of a conveyance
5. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
6. Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
7. Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle


Young Person #2: a 16-year-old boy, of Toronto, was charged with:
1. Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00
2. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
3. Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
4. Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
5. Assault peace officer with a weapon
6. Carry concealed weapon
7. Weapons dangerous
8. Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00


Young Person #3: a 17-year-old girl, of Toronto, was charged with:
1. Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00
2. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
3. Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
4. Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
5. Carry concealed weapon
6. Weapons dangerous


Young Person #4: a 17-year-old girl, of Toronto, was charged with:
1. Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00
2. Unauthorized possession of a firearm
3. Possession of a firearm knowing it is unauthorized
4. Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle


All four were scheduled to appear in court virtually at Toronto East Courts, 1911 Eglinton Avenue East, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 10 a.m., room 408.


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300, 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.


***Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:

110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.***


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Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Constable Angela Rodgers, 43 Division