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Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Communicator After a man is shot and killed at a Vaughan short-term rental home during a house party, Communications quarterbacks the response. May 12, 03:34:27 9-1-1 call received Call taker Leigh Bonnis fields the first call to 9-1-1. Shrill screams break the early morning calm and emerge from the headset, piercing the call taker’s ear. They subside for just long enough for Bonnis to hear clearly:
“Someone has been killed.”
03:35:21 Units dispatched Dispatcher...

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Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

#1 District Investigation Project Cutter targets street-level drug trafficking in #1 District The cocaine was pure. A little too pure.
“This was definitely strange for street-level drug deals in Newmarket,” said Staff Sergeant Dave Ecklund, who led a property crime team in the #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau (CIB).
Investigators also noticed that local drug dealers were becoming increasingly brazen, making daylight drug deals in coffee shops, parking lots and on busy street...

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Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

#2 District Investigator Frontline officer identifies suspect on the street During any given month, Detective Constable Jamie Kolarsky might have a dozen cases come across her desk in the #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau — Persons Crime Section. But any case involving child victims quickly gets shuffled to the top of the pile.
“This one stood out to me right away,” she said. “We wanted to close this case to assure the families of these children that they could enjoy...

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Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Detective Josh McCue Detective Josh McCue gives back to the community where he grew up To Detective Josh McCue, community engagement doesn’t happen from inside a cruiser.
“As officers, we need to get out there and really interact with people,” he said. “This is especially important when we are trying to build relationships with members of an indigenous community.”
Detective McCue, who works in the #3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, is a member of the...

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Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2019

#4 District Investigators Investigators take down a cocaine-dealing operation, seizing guns, drugs and cash When investigators saw guns flying out the second-storey window, they knew they had come to the right place.
“That’s definitely not something we see every day,” said Detective Constable David Strome, whose sharp eye led investigators to a successful firearm and drug bust.
Back in May 2018, Detective Constable Strome and fellow officers from the #4 District Criminal Investigations...

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