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Media Releases

Posted Friday, May 10, 2024

York Regional Police is increasing our presence and enforcement efforts to combat incidents of robbery, mischief and unruly behaviour with the third year of Operation BEEHAVE in the City of Vaughan.
York Regional Police first launched Operation BEEHAVE in July 2022 after a number of swarming-style robberies and other crimes occurred. Following a significant increase in police presence, incidents of robbery, disturbances and mischief declined.
Operation BEEHAVE will continue...

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Posted Friday, May 10, 2024

Door stopperYork Regional Police is proud to release the results of an eight-week initiative, dubbed Operation StrikePlate, aimed at disrupting and deterring suspects conducting residential break and enters in the south end of York Region.
More than 3,000 door stoppers, or strike plates, were distributed, to be secured to the front door of homes for added protection against forced entries. These were distributed at town hall meetings hosted by the Crime Prevention Unit as well as given...

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Posted Thursday, May 09, 2024

24-140513 CHOMOSInvestigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking public assistance in locating a missing 17-year-old youth from the City of Vaughan
Kiara CHOMOS was last seen on foot in the area of Conley Street, in Vaughan, on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at approximately 3 p.m.
Kiara has not been in contact with friends or family since and no one has been able to get in touch with her.  
Police and family are growing increasingly...

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Posted Thursday, May 09, 2024

DOUCETTEInvestigators with the York Regional Police Special Enforcement Team (SET), in cooperation with the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) Resource Protection Unit, have laid more than 300 charges as part of an ongoing investigation into retail thefts committed across Ontario, including York Region.
In January 2024, SET and the LCBO began a joint investigation of a suspect responsible for 45 thefts, worth more than $88,000. On March 25, 2024, the suspect was located in the...

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Posted Wednesday, May 08, 2024

SuspectInvestigators with the York Regional Police Sexual Assault and Crimes Against Children Unit are searching for a suspect and witnesses after a sexual assault in the City of Markham.
On Saturday, May 4, 2024, just after 7 p.m., a female victim was walking her dog along a pathway between Riverwalk Drive and Boswell Road. An unknown male suspect approached, initially asking to take a photo of the dog. As the suspect angled his phone toward the victim, he requested to take a picture...

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