Community Police Liaison Marilyn Hodge with Police and Auxiliary Officers
Distraction thefts of wallets are continuing to happen in malls. Twenty-six street robberies have taken place and six arrests have been made. Be careful and try to be aware of your surroundings. Random thefts of autos have also taken place. Don’t leave your car running even when it’s cold outside.
Driving while using your cell phone is causing more deaths than driving impaired. Break and enters have gone down in homes in 2016, but have increased in apartment buildings in 43 Division.
No murders have taken place in 43 Division but sexual assaults are up 15 per cent compared to 2015. The number of assaults is 162, with robberies at 40.
Quite a lot of traffic collisions have taken place in the northwest part of the division. The number of collisions in January was similar to the number in December.
Toronto Police Auxiliary Toy Drive
Clare Holmes, a 43 Division Auxiliary officer who is celebrating her 34th year as a volunteer with the Toronto Police Service, was the one who was instrumental in organizing the 43 Division Toy Drive in 2016 and making it a success. More than 500 children in 43 Division received toys. Thanks are sent to all of those in the CCRA community who donated.
In May, Mother’s Day baskets will be given to the 15 mothers and their babies at Rosalie Hall. Donations of items for the new moms and their babies can be dropped off at the front desk at 43 Division. Please drop off your donation by the deadline of April 24.
The 43 CPLC Community Picnic and Open House is coming on Saturday, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 43 Division station.
The RIDE Program is ongoing year-round. Please don’t drink and drive or text while driving. Heightened enforcement will take place on Eglinton and Markham. Enforcement is placed where public safety is needed the most.
Marilyn Hodge – Co-Chair, 43 CPLC