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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Training upgrade York Regional Police opens new training facility Enveloped in shadows, save for streaks of red and blue light from a nearby police cruiser, a York Regional Police officer knocks on a door that’s already ajar.
Into the apartment, he calls out “Lyle? Police. Lyle are you there?” The officer moves steadily down a narrow hallway and sidesteps around a corner on his right.
Peering around the pale wall, he sees Lyle leap up from his couch and reach for an...

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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cruiser in AuroraWith the assistance of the community, #1 District investigators arrested a man just three days after he robbed an elderly woman inside an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) vestibule in July.
In November, the 35-year-old pleaded guilty to the violent robbery in a Newmarket court.
“I was thrilled that our police service and community banded together, inspired by the strength of this 81-year-old woman,” said Superintendent Mike Slack.
She didn’t go down...

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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

ParkNFlyOn November 15, 2017, our Auto/Cargo Theft Unit got the drop on a chop shop in Toronto.
Investigators executed a search warrant, seizing more than $700,000 in parts from 32 stolen vehicles.
The thieves primarily targeted cars that were parked in GO Station lots across York Region. Three suspects have been arrested, bringing this crime spree to an end.
Read the rest of the 2017 Annual Report Want to know how else York Regional Police made a difference in its community...

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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Cadets 2.0Inspired by his participation in the re-vamped Student Cadet Program at York Regional Police, #2 District Constable Joshua Shymko knows for sure he made the right career choice.
“The Student Cadet Program cemented my decision to be an officer,” he said. “It was invaluable experience I wouldn’t have been able to get any other way.”
The program is designed to mentor university and college students with an interest in policing, in hopes that...

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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Police crack down on south-end criminalsWhether they are on business, attending hockey tournaments or visiting family, the City of Markham welcomes thousands of travelers to local hotels each year.
However officers noticed a concerning trend in late 2016. While unsuspecting guests settled in for the night, unscrupulous criminals would strike, committing vehicle thefts and mischief in hotel parking lots and surrounding areas.
To curb this pattern of criminality, the #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau...

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