Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Two men arrested, charged with 14 counts related to auto vandalism

Toronto Police have announced that two men were arrested around 4 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 near Sackville Street. by undercover police officers. Police issued a news release about the arrests just before noon on Monday, Feb. 19, with the … Continue reading

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Feb. 15 update on auto vandalism in Cabbagetown

Incidents of auto vandalism, first reported Feb. 8 on The Cabbagetowner post Auto vandalism investigation continues, have continued in our neighbourhood, with the latest reports coming from Sumach and Geneva streets. The following breakdown and plotting of occurrences were provided … Continue reading

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Auto vandalism investigation continues

The Cabbagetown area has had a rash of vandalism aimed at cars parked on the street. As reported in a recent CRA crime alert (to which you can subscribe if you don’t already do so), eight cars were spray painted … Continue reading

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How to face a “break and enter”

Des Ryan, a retired police officer, a CRA board director and our volunteer Safety and Security lead. We know what to do in the event we find our home (or business) broken into, but what do we do in the … Continue reading

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CRA safety and security survey

Your residents’ association directors would like wider feedback about Cabbagetown safety and security concerns so we can better plan education and interventions, and advocate on your behalf with the city and police. We are running a Safety and Security Survey … Continue reading

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Actions to address concerns about Gerrard Street shootings

Des Ryan, a retired police officer and a board director with the CRA, contributes occasional safety and security updates. Living in Cabbagetown is like living in a village in downtown Toronto: we have the good fortune of a strong community … Continue reading

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Crime alert: Local thefts – photos available of person of interest

The man pictured below is a person of interest related to some local thefts. If you see him, please contact Toronto Police at 416-808-2222. Friday September 15 at Stout Irish Pub (facebook.com), this person was captured on video attempting to … Continue reading

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Update on recent string of nearby shootings

After the recent string of shootings nearby in Regent Park, we wanted to give you a status update on our communications with Toronto Police Services 51 Division. Our Safety and Security Liaison, Des Ryan, has been in communication with our … Continue reading

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Bicycle found in Cabbagetown

Residents of Cabbagetown report that they found a bicycle today (Sept. 5) in their carport by the corner of Salisbury and Rawlings. A picture of the bicycle is below: a silver Giant-brand mountain bike. Please contact info@cabbagetowner.com with the serial … Continue reading

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Thwarting bike theft

Des Ryan, a board director with the Cabbagetown Residents’ Association, is a retired Toronto police officer. This article written by Des is part of an occasional Cabbagetowner feature on improving safety and security in our neighbourhood. Perhaps inspired by the … Continue reading

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