Two facing charges over having loaded gun in car

Bayview-Mills Town Crier crime briefs

Two people are facing numerous firearm-related charges after police found a loaded gun in their car during a traffic stop.

In a news release, police said they pulled a car over near Eglinton Avenue E. and Sloane Avenue on July 24.

While investigating, police seized a loaded .40 calibre Ruger handgun.

A 39-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were arrested, and have been charged with:
• careless storage of a firearm
• unauthorized possession of a firearm
• possession of a restricted weapon obtained by the commission of an offence
• possess of a firearm knowing the serial number has been altered, defaced or removed
• careless storage of ammunition
• unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

Charged are Michael Grey and Julie Denny.

Throat slashed during robbery
A teen had his throat slashed and was stabbed during a street robbery in Henry Farm. A 19-year-old man told police he was near Havenbrook Boulevard and Don Mills at about 11 p.m. on Aug. 4 when two men approached him and demanded he empty his pockets. The victim refused and was then stabbed in the stomach and slashed in the neck with a sharp object. The suspects fled the scene south on Don Mills. The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Home invasion sees woman pistol-whipped
A woman was pistol-whipped and slashed during a violent home invasion in which the suspects stole only a cellphone. A 34-year-old woman told police she was walking home near Victoria Park and Ellesmere at around 2 a.m. on July 22 when four men armed with guns and a knife approached her. The men forced the woman into her residence and demanded cash from her. She was then beaten with a handgun and cut with a knife by one of the men. The men searched the woman’s residence, and stole her cellphone before fleeing the scene. The woman was taken to hospital by Toronto EMS, where she was treated for major injuries.

Pair arrested in storage locker break-in spree
Two men are facing a total of 146 charges after several storage lockers were broken into. Police say Storage Mart, located at 875 Don Mills Rd. reported that access had been gained to several lockers as a result of the locks being broken at around 2 a.m. on July 18. Gift cards, credit cards, a driver’s licence, air miles card and CAA card, as well as other unknown property, was taken from the premises. Through an investigation, two men were arrested later that day. Partial recovery of stolen property has been made. Facing 69 counts each of Break and Enter and four counts each of possession of property obtained by crime, are 25-year-old Thomas McMahon and 23-year-old Brandon McDonald.

Teen robbed of groceries at knifepoint
A teen avoided injury after being held up for his groceries in Don Mills. The 14-year year-old boy told police that he was near Moccasin Trail and Nob Lane at about 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 2 when a man who was carrying a knife approached him from behind. The suspect then demanded the teen hand over the bags of groceries. The teen did so and the suspect fled the scene west on Moccasin Trail. The teen was not injured.

Wallet snatched
A man was pushed to the ground during a robbery near Peanut Plaza. A 29-year-old man told police he was near Don Mills Road and Van Horne Avenue at around 2:40 a.m. on Aug. 6 when two men approached him from behind. The suspects demanded that the man hand over his valuables. The men then pushed him to the ground and took his wallet from his pants pocket. The suspects fled the scene heading east on Van Horne Avenue. Despite being pushed down, the man was not hurt.

Citywide jewellery scam targets senior in The Peanut
The jewellery theft con that has been sweeping across the city has reared its ugly head near The Peanut. A 64-year-old man told police he was near Leslie and Corning Road at around 8:40 p.m. on July 30, when two men and two women approached him. The two women removed his jewellery and all four suspects fled in a car going east on Corning Road. The man was not hurt.

Jewellery stolen from home
Jewellery was taken from a home near York Mills and Banbury. A 60-year-old woman told police someone took the items from her Sonata Crescent home between 12:01 a.m. April 16 and 1 p.m. July 16.

Armed robbery victim sprayed with an unknown substance
What started as a robbery ended up leaving one man in hospital after he was sprayed with an unknown substance. Four men, ages 25, 26, 29 and 37, told police they were sitting in a car near Victoria Park and Consumers Road around 10:30 p.m. on July 19, when three men wearing disguises approached them. One suspect pulled out a gun and demanded cash. One of the victims cooperated. One of the suspects then sprayed a victim with an unknown substance. The suspects fled the scene eastbound, and the victim who was sprayed was taken to hospital by Toronto EMS. He was treated and released. The other three victims were not hurt.

Phones, tablets stolen
The Bell Mobility location at Fairview Mall reported a break in to a storage locker, where tablets and cellphones were taken. That break in occurred sometime between 2 p.m. on Aug. 5 and 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 6.

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By: Shawn Star
Posted: Aug 23 2012 12:33 pm
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