Beware of objects thrown from balconies

Police have issued a public safety alert about items being thrown at people and cars from an apartment building near Yonge and

Police said in a news release the incidents have occurred on several occasions between Aug. 24 and Oct. 6 at 411 Duplex Ave.

In each case, police have received calls about objects being thrown from at least one balcony. Police cars and those belonging to civilians have been damaged as a result.

People walking by the building have also been targeted, but police did did not say whether anyone has been hit or injured.

The building is the first apartment building north of Eglinton Avenue West, on the east side of Duplex Avenue.

Arrest made in Lawrence Heights shooting

Police have made an arrest in connection with a September shooting in Lawrence Heights.

Officers were called to the scene of a shooting near Varna Drive and Cather Crescent at about 12:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 and found
a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to hospital by Toronto EMS and treated for a leg wound.

As a result of forensic evidence collected from the scene a 17-year-old male was arrested on Oct. 16.

He has been charged with discharging a firearm with intent to injure, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, carrying a concealed weapon, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized,
and failing to comply with recognizance.

He cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The accused will appear in court Nov. 1.

Cather Crescent has long been a hotspot for gun crimes, with fatal shootings having occurred there in May 2012 and August 2010, and several non-fatal shootings in the recent years as well.

Both fatal shootings remain unsolved.

About this article:

By: Shawn Star
Posted: Nov 5 2013 3:41 pm
Filed in: NEWS
Edition: Toronto