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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

33 Division Community Bulletin

Staff Inspector Ruth White Says “Farewell” …

The one constant thing in our world is change and policing is no exception. On February 1st, 2006 I will be moving to a new assignment as the Unit Commander of 14 Division. On the same date, Staff Inspector Robin Breen will be taking over the command of 33 Division. Robin comes from Community Mobilization, a unit within our Human Resources Command, and has a wealth of over 29 years experience. I know he is extremely excited about his new posting and looks forward to building partnerships with his new community.

For the past year I have had the pleasure to work with the most outstanding members of the Toronto Police Service and community. I shall reflect on this experience for many years to come.

Staff Inspector Robin Breen

Welcome to 33 Division!

It is with great pride and pleasure that I return to 33 Division as the new Unit Commander. In my former position at Community Mobilization, I have observed the great relationship that 33 Division enjoys with their community partners. I have recently met with members of our Community Police Liaison Committee and look forward to meeting and working with the rest of the community of 33 Division.

33 Division has the reputation of being a leader in Community-based policing, which I will endeavour to maintain and build upon.


By P.C. Steve Mills …

PLEASE REMEMBER …To take those extra few minutes to properly clear the windows of frost and ice. A peephole through the windshield and other windows is dangerous and illegal. And it only takes a few minutes …



In 1926, Carter Woodsman, an American historian, began the celebration of Black History Month. Parliament officially declared February as Black History Month in 1996. For more than ten years, the Toronto Police Service has been celebrating this important occasion in partnership with the community.


On Thursday, February 16 and 23, the Oriole Community Centre is hosting their 1st Annual Youth Ice Hockey Skills Competition. The Oriole Community Centre is located at 2975 Don Mills Road, north of Sheppard Avenue. For additional information, please contact Kathy at 416-395-7969.


Accused #1 waited outside of the Nymark Plaza, waiting for the 23 year old female victim. Once the victim exited the plaza, accused #1 grabbed onto her purse, ripping it from her shoulder.

Accused #1 then jumped into a motor vehicle, driven by accused #2 and made good his escape. The victim was able to obtain a licence plate number for the vehicle and called Police.

Police located the vehicle at Bayview Avenue and Citation Drive, arrested both accused and recovered the stolen purse.

N. Miami Beach, Florida

A robber pulled out a semi-automatic pistol, handed a bag to a bank teller, and demanded money. After getting the bag back, he put his gun back into his pocket and that is when it fired. It is believed that he shot himself. The robber then ran outside and was struck by a van. He was helped out from under the van and escaped into a waiting car. He was later arrested.

… by Linda Averill

The Volunteers of 33 Division will be continuing with Purse Patrols during the month of February at various shopping malls throughout 33 Division. They will be distributing information pamphlets with various safety tips on how to avoid a Purse Snatching.

Volunteers will be attending Seniors Day held at
Shoppers Drug Mart on Thursday, February 16th at the
Don Mills Centre and on Thursday, February 23rd
at 939 Lawrence Avenue East.

A Child Car Seat Inspection Clinic will be held on
Saturday, February 18th at 32 Division, located at
30 Ellerslie Avenue and will be by appointment only.

For more information or to make a child car seat inspection appointment, please call
Volunteer Co-ordinator Linda Averill at 416-808-3325 #2.

33 Division Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) is a group of volunteers from your community. We represent resident and business associations, schools, houses of worship, and a wide range of community-based organizations. Our mandate is to work with the Police and our members to assist in crime prevention initiatives, resolve relevant issues and keep our community safe. If you live in 33 Division and represent an organization, such as a resident's association, school, house of worship, community centre, etc. and would like to learn more about the 33 Division CPLC, please call Staff Sergeant Rob Morris at 416-808-3392.

Thank you,
Kristen Hutt, Chairperson
33 Division CPLC


33 Division is committed to taking aggressive actions to reduce violent crime committed by both adults and youth. Criminal violence fuelled by gang involvement outside of 33 Division remains well above historical levels and have recently begun to have increased again in a number of divisions. Many of these crimes involve guns. The Service has assigned the highest priority in reducing these crimes. Therefore, T.A.V.I.S. has been formulated with one goal –
To reduce violence and increase safety in our communities.

Among the violence related behaviours to be addressed during this six month strategic direction, emphasis will be given to reducing:
• Weapons possession and weapons use
• Stranger on stranger assaults, including attempt murders, woundings and sexual assaults
• Street robbery offences, including muggings, swarmings, purse snatches and vehicle jackings
• Drug abuse and under-age drinking
• Recidivism among youth and adults on Conditional Bail release

This reduction strategy is designed to promote and support a co-ordinated attack on violence in identified high crime areas. Overall, our action plan has been implemented to:

• Yield short term reduction in adult and youth violence through an appropriate combination of deterrence, surveillance and apprehension strategies and
• Yield long term reduction in the numbers of violent prone adult and youth residing in the division through an appropriate combination of prevention and intervention strategies that will maintain strong community/police partnerships.