43 Division News
By Marylin Hodge
News from 43 Division – June 2014
- 52 % of collisions investigated
resulted in property damage and were caused by people not paying
attention, being in a hurry and speeding. Please slow down and obey speed
- 43 Division has a Speed Board that
records daytime speeders and Auxiliary officers move it around the
- In 2013, starting in July, there
were 6 fatalities.
- Front Door Break and Enters –
There is an 80% reduction, if you buy and install a
large door plate with 3 inch
screws for $10.00.
- Street Robberies of cell
phones increase this time of year. Be aware of your surroundings.
- Auto Thefts – Plazas are
target rich areas – Lock your car and hide your belongings.
There is a 3% reduction overall.
Sexual Assault (up 15%), Assault
(down 7%), Robberies (down 44%), B& E (up 53%), Auto Theft (up 1%), Theft
Over (up 2%)
– Eastern Europe gold chain grab
Furnace – door-to-door telling you
that your furnace isn’t up-to-code. Don’t believe it and don’t let them in
To Register Your Bike and To Read Bike Rules of the Road, go to
www.torontopolice.on.ca. To Protect Your Bike - Use an approved chain
and padlock whenever you are not on the seat! Lock it to the garage - with
a 3/8" x 6" eye screw fastened to a stud. The eye screw should be at least
3 feet above the floor, because this makes using a pry bar much more
difficult. Whenever you lock your bike in a public place, chain it to a
secure rack through the frame and a wheel. Keep the chain as high above
the ground as the bike will allow. This reduces the leverage for a pry bar
or bolt cutter attack.
Lost passports are now to be reported directly to Passport Canada; stolen
passports are to be reported to police.
If you are calling the police,
tell them the following information:
Location of occurrence;
What is happening;
When it took place;
Who is involved;
Whether there are weapons;
Whether there are witnesses
The 43 Division Auxiliary Officers
are #1 in Toronto – They working hard and have visited 127 businesses
offering crime prevention tips.
Look for their Bike Safety Day Flyer
on the CCRA website. (Sunday May 25, 2014 in the parking lot of the
Seventh Day Adventist Church across from the 43 Division station)
Have a safe and happy summer.
Marilyn Hodge – Co-Chair, 43 CPLC
43 Division CPLC Community Picnic
and Open House May 2014
Annual 43 Division Community Picnic and Open House held on May 10th at 43
Division was another successful event, thanks to the support of community
volunteers and local businesses. Approximately 1400 - 1500 residents
attended and enjoyed the free refreshments, entertainment, activities and
the opportunity to talk to the numerous police and auxiliary officers in
As always, the
financial support of the CCRA, WRCA and Tatham, Pearson & Malcolm LLP,
Barristers and Solicitors was very much appreciated. The contributions
from the Centennial plaza’s CupCakery and Najiba’s Hair Salon as well as
the Optimist Club’s donation of the cotton candy, popcorn and snow cone
machines and the supplies were a big hit with all of the visitors.
CPLC member, Joseph Khargie, was the
MC and, with the assistance of his students DJs, did an exceptional job
supplying and operating the sound system and DJing. Mike Marks, a CPLC
member, once again, rounded out the musical entertainment with his Soprano
Seniors Steele Band. The Scarborough Boys and Girls Club thrilled young
and old alike with their skills on their skateboards and the East
Scarborough Storefront did a great job assisting at the BBQ and/or
face-painting may faces. Everyone loved the Native Child & Family Tipi and
the little ones loved the Bouncy Castle and the Go Transit Display.
There were several new displays this
year including the Insurance Bureau of Canada Simulator (Distracted
Driving), the Shutter Box Mobile Photo Booth, and Famous Movie Cars
Police Car BARRICADE from the Movie Transformers and the General Lee from
the Dukes of Hazzard.
extended to CCRA residents Rich Cornwall, John Hodge, Beth and Dave
Wilmot, and CPLC member, Kelly Duggan as well to West Rouge residents,
Pauline Dharmaraj, Alok and Chirag Jain and to West Rouge CPLC members
Jey Dharmaraj, Rudy Kirpal and to other 43 Division CPLC members and
also extended to Superintendent Mark Fenton, Inspector Art Little, S/Sgt.
Peter Moreira, PCs Randy Arsenault, Julie Campbell, Paul Rowe, Guy Service
and David Stinson and CRU Clerk, Donna Wood, as well to all of the many
police and auxiliary officers of 43 Division for all of their ongoing
support and assistance in everything that the CPLC does. We couldn’t do
what we do, without their support.
Marilyn Hodge –
Co-Chair, 43 CPLC