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Posted Saturday, April 17, 2021

On Friday, April 16, 2021, the provincial government announced new restrictions for Ontarians and increased police powers under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA), allowing police to stop individuals and motorists who are not at home.
Having now had the opportunity to review the provincial order, York Regional Police will be taking a balanced approach to enforcement, applying the order equitably and legally to ensure we continue to support public health...

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Posted Friday, April 16, 2021

Investigators with the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking the assistance of the public after a serious assault occurred at a residence in the City of Vaughan.
On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at approximately 3 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a residence on Theodore Place for a report of an assault. The responding officers found a 34-year-old male victim with a severe head injury. The suspect was located by police at the scene and...

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Posted Thursday, April 15, 2021

Investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigation Bureau have arrested and charged a 17-year-old male from the City of Vaughan under the Youth Criminal Justice Act in connection with multiple swatting incidents.  
On Friday, November 20, 2020, police received a call to Tommy Douglas Secondary School in Vaughan for a male walking inside the school with a gun. Officers responded to the high-risk call to later determine the call was a hoax.
On...

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Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Investigators with the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses following a suspicious fire in the Town of Newmarket.
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, shortly after midnight, York Regional Police were called to 17855 Leslie Street in Newmarket for a report that three tractor trailers were on fire at a commercial facility.
York Central Fire Services attended and extinguished the fire. Fortunately, no one was...

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Posted Monday, April 12, 2021

 
Investigators with the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses following a suspicious fire in the Town of Newmarket.
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, shortly after midnight, York Regional Police were called to 17855 Leslie Street in Newmarket for a report that three tractor trailers were on fire at a commercial facility.
York Central Fire Services attended and extinguished the fire. Fortunately, no one was injured but...

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