43 Division News
By Marylin Hodge
posted Oct 2014
News from 43 Division
As compared to
last year, break and enter crimes are up by 43% this past summer, but
robberies were not as bad as last year. Cell phones and jewelery accounted
for most of the robberies. Vehicle thefts were up by 16%. Unfortunately,
there was one fatality due to an extremely dangerous act by a 31 year old
drivers will be a focus of 43 Division officers. Distracted drivers cause
more accidents than drunk drivers. Please don’t drink and drive or talk
and text when driving. The life you save might be your own or that of a
Emergency - for a crime in progress or 416-808-2222 for Non – Emergency,
such as someone suspicious walking up to homes and cars trying the doors.
Communication Centre now receives 6400 calls per day. Last year, they
received one million calls, 4,577 of which were in one of the 22 languages
that they can translate. Go to
www.torontopoliceguide.ca for the languages.
When you call
911, please be prepared to answer the following 5 questions.
When? Who? (Give a description.) Weapons?
Please Note -
Pocket Dials and 911 hang-up calls account for 20% of 911 calls’ volume.
Please lock your phone and, if you call 911 by mistake, please don’t
hang up. Tell the operator that your call was by mistake and then
hang up. The operators are obligated to follow-up on all calls and, by not
saying that your call was by mistake, they are trying to contact you and
valuable critical time is wasted.
News from 43 CPLC - Family Skate Day –
November 14, 2014 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 pm at Heron Park Recreation
Center. This is a PA Day for all TDSB and TCDSB elementary and secondary
students. Used skates for children and youth can be dropped at the front
desk of 43 division starting October 1st. Adult sizes are in
– Co-Chair, 43 CPLC
CRIME PREVENTION TIP
night for the past several years, the Toronto Police Service receives
numerous calls about children having their candy taken from them by
groups, whose express purpose for being out on Halloween night is to steal
the candy from the younger Trick or Treaters.
If candy or
any other property is taken from your child, accompanied by force or
threats of force, it is a "ROBBERY" AS DEFINED UNDER THE CRIMINAL CODE OF
CANADA. Please immediately report any incident of this nature to the
police. The biggest cause of injury to children on Halloween night are
traffic accidents. Please drive carefully.
HAVE A SAFE
AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Residents are urged to
report all incidents of crime and suspicious people and activities to
police, regardless of how minor they might seem at the time.
Please remind the youth and young adults in your family to always be
aware of their surroundings and report all thefts of iPods, cell phones,
Tablets, etc. to police. By reporting all of these
incidents, you are helping the police solve crimes, which in turn help
to make our community safer.
Emergency - Call 416-808-2222 OR to submit information and reports go to
Citizen Online Report Entry at
EMERGENCY- Call 9-1-1
Toronto Police Service receives 2 million 9-1-1 calls a year.
Two hundred thousand of these calls are pocket calls, which must be
Check out the 43 Division
Facebook site to get some great crime prevention tips and to find out
about special events that are happening to make our community a
friendly, safe place to live. The 43 Division Auxiliary
officers and the 43 CPLC also have a Facebook page, so please visit
these 2 sites as well.
Gently Used Skates Are Needed
If you have any skates for
children and youth, please consider donating them to the 43 CPLC Skate
Day. There is always a need for the large ladies and men’s skates as
well. Skates can be dropped off at 43 Division any time after
October 1, 2014.
Look for the Skate Day date
and location on the CCRA website and/or in the October Newsletter.
Marilyn Hodge -
Co-Chair, 43 CPLC