Street racing charge for DVP speeder

[attach]6835[/attach]A 22-year-old man is facing numerous charges after being caught going more than 50 km/h above the speed limit on the Don Valley Parkway.

In a news release, police said the Pickering man was observed by police at about 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 24 going northbound on the DVP near Eglinton. The officer used a speed-measuring device on the 2013 Kia Forte, which clocked in at 144 km/h in the 90 km/h zone. The driver, whose name wasn’t released, has been charged with stunt driving, speeding, driving while under suspension, and refusing to give a breath sample.

As is standard, the driver’s licence was suspended seven days for the stunt driving charge, but also for 90 days for refusing to give the breath sample. The car was impounded for seven days. Police also said that for the calendar year 2012, they issued 381 suspensions for speeding and stunt driving.

Home invasion targets safe

A violent home invasion near Don Mills and Eglinton has left a woman with minor injuries.

The 35-year-old victim told police she was at home around 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 12 when she answered a knock at her door. A man then forced his way inside, pulled out a gun and punched the woman. Then a second man came in and threatened the woman, while a third man stood watch at the door.

The suspects then restrained the woman, knocked her down and demanded to know where the safe was.

The victim’s husband then came home and the suspects repeated their demands, took some items from the home and fled.

The woman suffered minor injuries and her husband was not hurt.

Man swarmed and kidnapped

A man was swarmed and abducted by a group of up to 10 people in Flemingdon Park.

The 21-year-old victim told police he was in the underground parking garage of an apartment building on Vendome Place at around 7 p.m. on Feb. 10 when eight to 10 suspects wearing disguises and armed with handguns approached him.

The suspects took the victim’s keys, iPhone and jewellery and ordered him to get into his vehicle. The suspects then drove the victim to a factory parking lot, where they tied him up, gagged him and put him in the trunk of his car. The suspects then drove to various locations in the GTA. At one point the vehicle came to a stop and the victim managed to escape.

The suspects fled in the victim’s vehicle. The victim was not hurt.

On the same day and at the same time, gunshots were reportedly heard elsewhere in Flemingdon Park. A 36-year-old man who lives on Shady Golfway told police that he heard about seven gunshots. Police arrived and located bullet casings in a snowbank.

There were no injuries and no suspect descriptions.

Teen robbed on subway platform

A teen was assaulted and robbed of his phone while waiting for the subway at Yonge-Bloor station.

The 16-year-old victim told police he was on the subway platform at around 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 when three men approached him from behind. They punched the teen in the face and then took his cellphone before fleeing the scene.

The teen was taken to hospital by Toronto EMS.