Police Briefs

Local distraction thefts
There have been a number of distraction thefts occurring in Scarborough at ATM’s and retail shopping stores, police say. A man and woman approach the victim and spill ketchup on the victim’s coat. While one suspect is cleaning the jacket, the other steals money and valuables. Both suspects have been described as white, possibly European and in between the ages of 44 to 50. 416-808-4300.

Sudden collision resulting in death
On the morning of Dec. 9, a collision was reported in a garage parking lot at 20 Tuxedo Court. The victim, who was 76, suffered from a medical emergency while driving. He lost control of his vehicle, hit a wall, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital. 416-808-1900.

Dangerous ice on lakes
On Dec. 9, local police advised the public to be cautious around ice forming on ponds, rivers, and lakes. The ice is not stable enough to support any sort of weight, and, once melted, will result in fast-moving and dangerous currents. The public is advised to remain on shore and advise children to stay off of the ice.

Toy drive main event
On Dec. 13, Auxiliary Officers from 41, 42 and 43 Divisions will be distributing toys to over 2,000 children in Scarborough. The officers will be joined by a Santa Claus and helpers, and will be assisted by two Toronto Transit Commission buses. Other events in support of local children will take place during the holidays.