CRIME BRIEFS

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( YRP) has York Re­gional Po­lice be­gun search­ing for a 72-year-old man who is be­lieved to have been out of con­tact with his fam­ily for over 10 years. The man resided in the City of Toronto un­til 2003, and his last known lo­ca­tion is Rich­mond Hill circa 2008. His fam­ily, who lives in Iran, has be­come con­cerned about the man’s where­abouts and re­ported his dis­ap­pear­ance in June of 2018. The YRP is ask­ing for pub­lic as­sis­tance with this mat­ter.

A 27-year-old fe­male has been charged by YRP with witch­craft and fraud. In Novem­ber of 2017, in­ves­ti­ga­tors learned that a 67year-old male vic­tim had met a self-pro­claimed psy­chic, who con­vinced him to sell his house and car and to trans­fer the funds into her bank ac­count, an amount es­ti­mated at around $600,000. Pre­tend­ing to prac­tise witch­craft is against the Crim­i­nal Code, deal­ing specif­i­cally with in­di­vid­u­als who falsely por­tray them­selves as hav­ing su­per­nat­u­ral abil­i­ties. In­ves­ti­ga­tors with YRP are seek­ing pub­lic as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing two male sus­pects fol­low­ing an al­ter­ca­tion that oc­curred at a tire shop on Han­lan Road. Po­lice be­lieve that the two sus­pects en­tered the shop, as­saulted one of the em­ploy­ees, who fled from the shop, and as­saulted a sec­ond vic­tim. As well, a tire was thrown at his up­per body. When po­lice ar­rived, the sec­ond vic­tim was suf­fer­ing from se­ri­ous in­juries that re­quired emer­gency care.

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