Peel - The crime prevention experts at Peel Regional Police are proud to offer a new program for the residents of Peel. The Cyber Academy’s purpose is to educate parents, teachers and other professionals about the risks of identity theft, on-line luring and other related topics. Entry is free of charge, but space is limited to forty seats only. Seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Due to some of the content of the subject matter, this academy is available only to those who are eighteen years of age or older.
Please note that attendees are required to attend all the sessions in order to receive a certificate.
For more information, please visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca and click on “Crime Prevention”, then “Crime Prevention Academy”. Inquiries can also be made with Constable Chris Christidis at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4017.
Peel – In the advent of many bicycles being recovered throughout the Greater Toronto Area during police investigations, it has become apparent that few owners have registered their bikes.
Officers from the 11 Division Neighbourhood Policing Unit are encouraging all bike owners to take advantage of the simple process of registering their bike with the Peel Regional Police. This assists owners in recovering their bike in the event that it is stolen or missing, and subsequently recovered by police.
Mississauga – On Monday, July 21, 2008, 31 year old Karina NEFF, went missing after leaving her family home shortly after 10:00 pm. Since that time, the Peel Regional Police have launched an exhaustive investigation into the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
On Tuesday, July 22, 2008, Ms. NEFF’s lifeless body was discovered in a wooded area of Windy Hollow Park, located in the Erin Mills Parkway and South Millway area of Mississauga.
Peel Regional Police Homicide detectives have assumed responsibility of the investigation.
The combined efforts have led to the arrest of Jason OSBORNE, a 22 year old man from Mississauga. He has been charged with first degree murder and will be making a brief court appearance on the 23rd of July where he will be remanded into custody.
A post mortem is scheduled for Wednesday July 23, 2008.
The Neff family is appealing for privacy and has issued the following statement;
Mississauga – A Mississauga man is now in custody following his attempt to disarm a police officer.
On Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at approximately 2:00 a.m., officers from 12 Division were called to the area of Hurontario Street and Mineola Road for a report of a dispute between two people.
Upon arrival, police located the suspect, who brandished a knife and began walking towards a uniformed officer. The officer ordered the suspect to drop the knife and subsequently arrested him. During the arrest, the suspect continued to struggle with the officer, refusing to cooperate. The suspect attempted to remove the officer’s firearm from its holster, but was unsuccessful.
He was eventually taken into custody and the officer did not receive any injuries as a result of the incident.
Dmitri LEVINE, 23 years of age from Mississauga, has been charged with Assault, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Assault with a Weapon, and Disarming a Police Officer. He was held pending a bail hearing and scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice on Tuesday, July 8, 2008.
Peel - During the summer break, children will have greater opportunity to go online and increase the risks associated to unsupervised use of the internet. Internet sites such as MySpace and Facebook have dramatically increased in popularity amongst our youth and should be accessed only while exercising due caution to the possible consequences associated with their applications.
It’s important to remember that the use of social networking sites has negative risks such as cyber-bullying and identity theft. Both children and adults can be victimized.