CRIME SCENE: Suspect, 41, allegedly committed 39 B and Es across city

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A suspect who cops say orchestrated at least 39 break and enters at commercial businesses across the city has been arrested.

According to police, between April 13 and June 2 break-ins were reported in Brockton Village, Little Portugal, Roncesvalles, Corktown, The Danforth, Cabbagetown, Leslieville, and at other locations in the downtown core.

It’s alleged that the suspect smashed front glass windows/doors to gain entry to the premises then stole cash, cigarettes, lottery tickets, and other accessible valuable property.

Wade Joshua Meyers, 41, of Toronto, has been charged with numerous counts of break and enters, theft, plus eight counts of fail to comply with probation, and 24 counts of fail to comply with release order.

Kevin Laing, 34, of Toronto, is considered armed and dangerous.
Kevin Laing, 34, of Toronto, is considered armed and dangerous. Photo by HANDOUT /TORONTO POLICE

COPS SEEK DANGEROUS SUSPECT IN GUN PROBE

Police are seeking a 34-year-old Toronto man they say is armed and dangerous in a firearms investigation.

Cops say that on Friday around 1:25 p.m. on Friday, officers responded to a collision call in the Rogers Rd. and Regent St. area. Earlier that day, a home had been broken into and a car was stolen. The owner located the car a short time later with two occupants inside whom he confronted.

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But one produced a gun and pointed it at the owner. The suspects then fled the area before crashing the car a short time later.

Kevin Laing, 34, of Toronto, is wanted for pointing a firearm, possession of property obtained by crime, theft over and failure to remain at the scene of an accident. He is described as 5’5″, 149 lbs., with brown eyes, and tattoos on his left forearm “2 DA 5TH.”

He is considered armed, violent, and dangerous. A second suspect remains outstanding.

GEORGINA MAN BUSTED IN SEX ASSAULT ON GIRL, 14

A Georgina man has been charged after a teen girl was allegedly thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted.

York Regional Police say the 14-year-old victim was walking in the area of Metro Rd. S., in Georgina, shortly after 10:30 p.m. on June 2 when she was approached by a man who threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. The attacker then fled the area on foot.

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The girl was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening physical injuries.

Investigators subsequently identified and arrested a suspect on Thursday thanks to tips from the public.

Benjamin Morrison, 30, is charged with sexual assault, sexual  interference and assault.

COPS HUNT OSHAWA CONVENIENCE STORE BANDIT

A man who robbed an Oshawa convenience store used pedal power to flee the scene.

On Thursday, around 4:10 p.m., Durham Regional Police officers were called to a convenience store on Ritson Rd. S. for a robbery.

The crook entered the store and made a demand for cash stating he had a gun. He took various food items and fled on a black bicycle. He was last seen in the area of Mitchell Ave. and Drew St. No weapon was seen.

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The cycling crook is described as white, 30 to 40 years old, about 5-foot-8, with a medium build, fair complexion and a small beard or goatee. He wore a black hat, blue surgical mask, blue collared shirt, black coat, black pants and black shoes. He was riding a black bike.

MAN CHARGED IN FAIL TO REMAIN

A Mississauga man is charged with failing to stop after accident resulting in bodily harm after allegedly slamming into a pedestrian.

Peel Regional Police say the 61-year-old victim was lawfully walking within the crosswalk on Airport Rd. at Morning Star Dr. around 10 p.m. on June 6. A vehicle exiting a private driveway struck him.

The man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Gurbant Lal, 67, was arrested and charged the next day.

TRAGEDY STRIKES IN CREDIT RIVER

A 14-year-old Brampton boy drowned in the Credit River while jumping off a bridge with pals near Georgetown on Friday.

Halton Regional Police say the teen — who has not been identified — was swimming with friends in MacNab Park around 5 p.m. Friends and witnesses tried to revive the boy before he was taken to Georgetown Hospital where he later died.

Police said witnesses told them the victim and his friends were  jumping off the Adamson St. N. bridge when the tragedy occurred.

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