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Posted Friday, July 30, 2021

York Regional Police has charged a 19-year-old man from Toronto and seized a firearm and drugs after a concerned citizen called 9-1-1 to report a suspected impaired driver.
On Thursday, July 29, 2021, shortly before midnight, York Regional Police received a call from a concerned citizen to report a suspected impaired driver in the area of Fairburn Drive and Highway 7 East in the City of Markham. Police were advised a blue Toyota Camry was swerving all over the road and not...

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Posted Friday, July 30, 2021

J:\MEDIA\INTERNET PRESS RELEASES\2021\Human Trafficking - WADLEY Investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit, Human Trafficking Section, have laid charges against a 30-year-old man from Richmond Hill for human trafficking. 
On Monday, June 7, 2021, police began an investigation into a suspected pimp after a female victim reached out for help to get out of the sex trade. The victim advised police she had been recruited by the suspect and trafficked in the sex trade.
The allegations were investigated and on...

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Posted Thursday, July 29, 2021

C:\Users\1124\Pictures\Historical Sex Assault Investigators with the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Crimes Against Children Section have laid more charges against a 58-year-old man from the City of Markham in an ongoing historic sexual assault investigation.
The investigation began in April 2021, when a victim came forward and reported that he had been sexually assaulted on two occasions by an older man in 1989 when he was approximately 12 years of age.
On June 4, 2021, the accused was arrested...

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Posted Thursday, July 29, 2021

 Investigators with the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit are seeking two male suspects and any witnesses following a pharmacy robbery in the City of Vaughan.  
On Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at 5 p.m., York Regional Police responded to a pharmacy, located in the area of Jane Street and Brandon Gate, for a report of a robbery.
Officers learned that two male suspects entered the store and threatened the employee while demanding drugs. The suspects obtained various...

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Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In a continued effort targeting suspects involved in trafficking cocaine and fentanyl in the Town of Georgina, investigators with the York Regional Police #3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, Property Crime Unit, have arrested and charged 23 people and seized close to $100,000 worth of drugs.
The investigation took place between February 1, 2021, and June 15, 2021, into suspected drug dealers who were operating in the Town of Georgina. Through the investigation, officers...

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