Mississauga - Investigators from the Special Victims Unit are seeking the public's assistance in identifying and locating a male suspect wanted for a sexual assault.
On September 17, 2012, at approximately 11:00 a.m. the female victim was walking along the Hydro field near Indian Road and Lorne Park Road, in the City of Mississauga. The victim was approached by an unknown male who sexually assaulted her. She returned home and immediately contacted police.
Police searched the surrounding area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect is described as male, black, 18-24 years old, short curly hair, clean shaven, 5'6" tall, with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a grey long sleeved t-shirt and slim fit blue jeans.
Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call Peel Regional Police Special Victims Unit at (905) 453-3311, ext.3460, or their local police service. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.
Peel - To meet the growing demand for crime data, Peel Regional Police has developed an external internet crime mapping application that will provide residents of Brampton and Mississauga with a graphic and interactive tool that provides a snap shot of crime in their neighbourhoods. The application was developed with input from various stakeholders including Safe City Mississauga, Brampton Safe City, Neighborhood Watch, PRP Crime Prevention Services, PRP Corporate Communications, and the PRP Information and Privacy Unit.
Similar applications have been developed and deployed by other law enforcement agencies across Canada including York Regional Police Service, Ottawa Police Service, Calgary Police Service and Edmonton Police Service.
Users of the application will be able to interactively map incidents based on several crime types for the last 30 days using a standard web browser. The map data is refreshed on a daily basis. The map will not display personal and/or specific address information of crime and strikes a balance between victims' privacy and the public's right to know about incidents affecting their communities.
The types of crimes that are searchable in the program are limited to the following:
HOMICIDE: Criminal Act Causing Death ROBBERY: Theft with Weapons of Violence MUGGINGS: Assault on Person with Intent to Rob BREAK AND ENTER: Residential and Commercial Burglaries AUTO THEFT: Theft of Automobiles, Trucks and Motorcycles THEFT FROM VEHICLE: Property Stolen From Motor Vehicles MISCHIEF: Damage to Property over $5,000
Mississauga - Officers from the Homicide Bureau are currently investigating an early morning altercation in the Hurontario Street and Dundas Street East area of Mississauga, which left a 23 year-old Brampton resident dead. This is Peel Regional Police's first homicide of 2012.
On Sunday, March 18, 2012, at approximately 1:45 a.m., police responded to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, police located the victim suffering from a stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The victim has since been identified as Jarvis MASCARENHAS.
Anyone who may have information with respect to this incident is asked to call investigators in the Homicide Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205. Anonymous tips may also be submitted via Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.
14% FEWER VEHICLES INVESTIGATED; 24% INCREASE IN CHARGES AND 37% INCREASE IN ROADSIDE SUSPENSIONS
Peel - Peel Regional Police have completed their annual Festive R.I.D.E program, which ran from November 25, 2011, to January 1, 2012.
During this period, 249 motorists were charged with Criminal Code drinking and driving related offences, 20 of which included the offence of Failing or Refusing to Provide a Breath Sample to police. Another 286 motorists received Warn Range Suspensions under the authority of the Highway Traffic Act.
A strategic approach utilizing impaired arrest and collision data analysis once again proved an effective tool in this year's campaign.
Inspector Robert Orr, Officer - in - Charge of Traffic Services, said the number of people charged this year is troubling; it shows that education and enforcement remain essential. "I am very proud of all the hard work of our R.I.D.E. teams during this campaign. Unfortunately the numbers are a stark reminder that there are still motorists who choose to drink and drive, placing themselves and others at risk." he said. "We remain diligent year-round in our efforts to enforce impaired driving laws, and to keep our roads safe."
The following table highlights the results from this year's Festive R.I.D.E. program:
Total WARN Range Suspensions
Peel Regional Police remind the public that R.I.D.E. programs continue to operate on a weekly basis throughout the Region. These programs are in addition to regular patrols and sobriety checks performed by our front line officers, who are out keeping the Region's roads safe for the community, 24 hours-a-day.
The public is encouraged to report impaired drivers by calling 911 when they see what they believe to be an impaired driver behind the wheel. .
If you plan to drink, don't drive. Arrange for a designated driver, take public transit, call a taxi or sober friend, or even stay the night.