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News Release

Break and Enter Arrest in Toronto Subject of SIU Investigation

Case Number: 16-TCI-067

Mississauga (7 March, 2016) ---
A break and enter call that ended with a fleeing van is now the subject of an investigation by the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

Preliminary information suggests the following:
  • Just before 1:00 a.m. on March 7, 2016, Toronto Police officers responded to a break and enter in progress at a California Sandwiches restaurant at 1603 The Queensway.  
  • As police arrived, a van fled the scene. 
  • A 44-year-old man fell from the van.  
  • The man was arrested and later transported to Toronto Western Hospital where he was diagnosed with a fracture.
    
The SIU has assigned two investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.

The SIU is urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

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Jason Gennaro, jason.gennaro@ontario.ca
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-641-1897 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 1897