Update Suspect found dead in Toronto: Brampton Homicide #1 – 28-year-old Heeral Patel found dead in a green space.

Peel Regional Police responded to a naturalized green space in the area of Nexus Avenue and Fogal Road on the report of a deceased woman on January 13th at approximately 5:49pm.

Investigators arrived to find Heeral Patel, a 28 year-old woman from Toronto deceased. Police said the death was suspicious and the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau took carriage of the investigation.

Investigators are encouraging the victim’s husband Rakeshbhai Patel, 36, to contact a lawyer and arrange to turn himself in.    

Update January 20th
Peel police said Rakeshbhai Patel was found deceased in the City of Toronto on January 17, 2020. His death is not being pursued as a criminal investigation.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121,

Peel police investigating a Hit and Run in Brampton as a homicide

Peel Police were made aware of a fail to remain collision that happened on Sunny Meadow Boulevard in the City of Brampton at approximately 11:00pm on Christmas day.

A 51-year-old Balvinder Bains was located in life-threatening condition after being struck by a vehicle. Bains was rushed to hospital where he died from his injuries.

On December 26th Police located the vehicle involved in this incident and arrested 53-year-old Amarjit Lamba from Brampton. The suspect was taken into custody for Second Degree Murder.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information is asked to contact investigators with the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3205.

The 2019 Brampton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Peel police investigating the shooting death of 18-year-old D’rae Rhooms-Peters

Peel police received a call for someone that had been shot in the area of Highway 410 and Sandalwood Parkway East in the City of Brampton, on September 16th at approximately 2:28am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find two men suffering from gunshot wounds in a vehicle. Police said one victim was rushed to hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries. The second victim 18-year-old D’rae Rhooms-Peters from Brampton was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A short distance from the crime a 2019 Honda Pilot, all black in colour with Ontario license plate CJRP 993 was stolen and fled the area. Police believe the thieves may have knowledge of the homicide and they should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call investigators from the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at  (905) 453–2121.

The 2019 Brampton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Peel Police investigating a double murder-suicide in Brampton

Peel Regional Police responded to a call for a stabbing on Josephine Court in the City of Brampton on August 16th at approximately 5:44pm. 

Police arrived to find a 53-year-old mother of 4 suffering from severe injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The second victim was the victim’s 13-year-old son. The boy was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. 

The 51-year-old man who is the husband and father of the victims fled the scene before taking his own life in the area of Williams Parkway and Highway 410 in Brampton. Police are not releasing the identities to protect the family’s privacy. 

The 2019 Brampton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Wayne Wojcichowsky identified as Brampton’s latest homicide victim.

Peel Regional Police responded to a report of a body of a man in the area of Steeles Avenue west of Tomken Road in Brampton. 

 Police arrived to fink 47-year-old Wayne Wojcichowsky, suffering from obvious signs of trauma. Wojcichowsky was transported to a trauma centre where he succumbed to his injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.

The 2019 Brampton Homicide Victim List is available here.

Cliff Correia and Derrick McKeown die from gunshot wounds in separate incidents. Patrick Doyle charged with both homicides

Peel police responded to a report of a shooting in the area of Vodden Street East, west of Kennedy Road in the City of Brampton on September 2, 2018, at approximately 12:43 am.

Police arrived to find Cliff Correia, 27, from Brampton, and a female victim suffering from injuries. Both victims were rushed to hospital where Correia died of his injuries.

Police then responded to second shooting that occurred on Townley Crescent in the City of Brampton on September 2 at approximately 6:30am. Derrick McKeown, 33,  from the Georgetown area was found suffering from obvious signs of trauma and was pronounced at the scene.

Police arrested Patrick Doyle, 27, on September 3rd, and charged him with two counts of second-degree murder in connection to both of the murders, and one count of attempted murder.

anyone who may have information concerning these investigations to contact the Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121 Ext 3205

 

10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 And Full Year 2018 Projections: Updated July 24

City Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 58 103.3 3.8 63
Montreal 1704694 16 28.5 1.7 24
Calgary 1239220 6 10.7 0.9 28
Ottawa 934243 13 23.1 2.5 14
Edmonton 932546 18 32.0 3.4 42
Mississauga 721599 4 7.1 1.0 9
Winnipeg 705224 10 17.8 2.5 21
Vancouver 631486 11 19.6 3.1 17
Brampton 593638 11 19.6 3.3 6
Hamilton 536917 3 5.3 1.0 10

Palwinder Singh dies of a gunshot wound in Brampton – 2 teenagers charged

Peel police officers responded to reports of a shooting at a residence on Donwoods Court in the City of Brampton on July 16th at approximately 6:11pm.

On arrival police and paramedics found Palwinder Singh, 27, deceased.

Sean Ponto, 18, from Mississauga and Andrew Edward, 19, from Mississauga surrendered to police and have been charged with first degree murder.

Police are still searching for 2 men described as:
First suspect: male, medium complexion, early 20’s, short black curly hair, black beard, approximately 5’8”,  150lbs., wearing a light blue hoodie, blue jeans and white shoes.

Second suspect: male is described as male black, dark complexion, clean shaven approximately 5’6”, 160 lbs., wearing a black hoodie, black bandana and sunglasses.

Update July 22
Police have identified a third person responsible for the murder of Palwinder Singh. A Canada Wide Arrest Warrant has been issued for the arrest of Nebill Albayaty, an 18-year-old male from the City of Toronto. Albayaty is wanted for first degree murder. He is described as male black, 5’9”, with a thin build.

Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Peel Regional Police Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121 Ext 3205

Update July 24th

Nebill Albayaty was located by police and arrested at a Hamilton hotel along with the he fourth suspect.  Hamas Khan, 18, and Albayaty have both been charged with first-degree murder.

Fatal Brampton shooting takes the life of Kareem Watson

Peel police responded to reports of a shooting at a plaza at 15 Brisdale Drive in the City of Brampton, on July 12th at approximately 11:05pm.

Police arrived to find Kareem Watson, 34, without vitals. Despite life saving efforts, Watson was pronounced at the scene.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to call investigators at the Homicide and Missing Persons Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3205.

10 Biggest Canadian City Homicide Count, Homicide Rate Per 100,000 and Full Year 2018 Projections

Homicides and projections as of July 9th, 2018 for the ten biggest Canadian municipalities. Currently uses 2016 census populations for murders per 100,000. Note individual cities, not metro regions.

Municipality Population Homicides 2018 Proj. Homicides 2017
Projection per 100K Homicides
Toronto 2731571 54 103.7 3.8 63
Montreal 1704694 14 26.9 1.6 24
Calgary 1239220 6 11.5 0.9 28
Ottawa 934243 13 25.0 2.7 14
Edmonton 932546 16 30.7 3.3 42
Mississauga 721599 4 7.7 1.1 8
Winnipeg 705224 9 17.3 2.5 21
Vancouver 631486 11 21.1 3.3 17
Brampton 593638 9 17.3 2.9 6
Hamilton 536917 1 1.9 0.4 10