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Street Beat – Sep. 17 – Police Arrest Man Who Followed Girl, 8, Home

Toronto Police have arrested a possible sex offender who’s accused of following an eight-year-old girl back to her home.

Officers allege that that child and her grandmother were grocery shopping in the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue area on Tuesday.

The suspect allegedly struck up a conversation with the pair, then followed them to an apartment building.

He knocked at the door and was confronted by other family members. There was a fight and he took off, possibly in a grey, four-door car, possibly a Nissan.

 Leon Wasser (pictured above), 51, of Toronto, was charged with:
– three counts of Criminal Harassment,
– Attempt to Commit an Indictable Offence.


Bartender Accused Of Sexual Assault

A bartender who worked in the area of Danforth and Woodbine avenues has been charged with sexual assault.

Officers allege that the accused would befriend women at the bar, follow them to the women’s washroom and sexually assault them.

Two separate assaults have been reported and police believe there may be more victims.

Jone Nikolovski, 34, of Toronto, has been charged with two counts of Sexual Assault.

If you have any information, call police 416-808-5400 or Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous 416-222-TIPS (8477). You can also text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).


Federal Offender Wanted On Canada-Wide Warrant

A Hamilton man is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, and police believe he may be heading to Montreal.

Leon Robert Blais (pictured below) is serving a two-year-and-three month sentence for break and enter.

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) Squad is looking for the 29-year-old.

He is described as:
-white
-5’6”
-132lbs
-blue eyes
-red hair usually worn pulled back in a ponytail.

Police are advising anyone having contact with him to use caution as he is believed to be dangerous.

Instead, call police 416-808-5900 or the ROPE Squad 1-800-870-ROPE (7673).


Gas Station Attendant Stabbed

Police are looking for five suspects after a gas station attendant was tricked, then attacked.

Police say a woman lured the victim from the locked kiosk of a gas station at Queen and Leslie streets, by claiming the air hose wasn’t working.

When he stepped outside, he was jumped by four men, who stabbed him before grabbing some cash and fleeing.

Police dogs tracked the suspects to Dundas St., then lost the scent.

The victim’s wounds are not life-threatening.