If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to, To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. We didn't recognize that password reset code. Toronto police say 599 charges have been laid against 73 people after a months-long probe into a street gang with alleged ties to traditional organized crime. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Get breaking news, weather and traffic stories in your inbox 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 80 arrests made after months-long investigation into Chester Le gang, Fire crews douse downtown apartment building blaze Monday, Police watchdog investigating man's death after fall from highway overpass, Town of Aylmer declares state of emergency ahead of ' anti-masking freedom march', Pressure mounts on Toronto Catholic School Board to release report on trustee’s homophobic comments, Alleged racism highlights diversity divide in rural Ontario, South Simcoe police say foul play not suspected in death of Bradford teen, Mural on systemic racism has led to 'difficult conversations': Victoria mayor, PEI Progressive Conservatives jump to majority status with byelection win, Macaroni and breath mints: pandemic puts strange things in N.L. Halloween bags, Trial of man accused in death of Indigenous woman struck by trailer hitch begins, Premier urges Albertans to "up our game" on COVID-19, put lid on house parties, Work by folk artist Maud Lewis featured in this year's holiday season stamps, Frustration grows as more flu shot appointments get cancelled, Study suggests Ontario could avoid hundreds of hep B infections with newborn vaccine, How to keep the Halloween spirit alive under COVID-19 restrictions, iPhone 12, Pro review: Apple proves you don’t need flashy gimmicks in a flagship device, 1 in 4 Canadians say their mental health is worse than during first COVID-19 wave, Toronto releases COVID-19 data revealing where the virus could be headed, What's open and closed in Toronto this Thanksgiving weekend, Toronto top doctor says multiple weddings led to 22 COVID-19 infections, 'Hamilton' a record-breaking hit before box office even opened: Mirvish, Giants lose to Buccaneers after controversial game-tying conversion ruling, Brady's two TDs, Succop's four field goals lift Buccaneers over Giants. Black Creek; Martha Eaton Way; Woolner Apartments; Mobsterz aka Mob Edit. Luen Kung Lok : Triads; Other Street Gangs Edit. The main turf of the Glendower Crips is centered around Glendower Circuit but members have been known to branch out to the surrounding area as well. What are we doing and why are we doing it?”.

A prominent last name stood out on the list of those charged. Although major projects by the guns and gangs unit typically focus on a specific group or neighbourhood, Project Kraken explored a broader network of criminal activity – with drug trafficking alleged to extend as far as Thunder Bay, Sudbury and Peterborough, Ont. Chester Le also has a long history of gun violence pertaining to the gang activity within the area; territory claimed by the Darkside Crips since the mid to late 1990's.

Your existing password has not been changed. Pour water evenly over all. Details of the charges they are facing have not been made public at this time. Also referred to as "Darkside" by some area residence (mainly youth and young adults), Chester Le is a high risk neighborhood that has a history of violent experiences as a result of community relationships breaking down and lack of resources.

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Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. They are involved in the street level distribution of narcotics, extortion, car theft and are known to be heavily armed. Saunders said the gang was “active in the sale and distribution of illicit narcotics, specifically fentanyl trafficking.”. Thank you for your patience.

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Thomas said it is important to remember that the goal of all of these groups is to make money. Police said some of the accused have ties to traditional organized crime. Mr. Commisso has long been reputed to be a mafia leader in the Toronto area, according to court documents previously filed by law enforcement. I'm a print subscriber, link to my account, Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language. Saunders said officers have been working over the last 8 months into the Chester Le gang, who they allege are a criminal organization and “were involved in illegal activities that pose a threat to the community.” He said the arrests have led to a significant disruption in their operation.

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Full Disclaimer. {* legalAcceptanceAcceptButton *}, {* backButton *} No, Pennsylvania isn't trying to disenfranchise COVID voters, Actor Carol Arthur DeLuise, widow of Dom DeLuise, dies at 85, Review: 'Jungleland' treads old paths but still hits hard, New this week: 'Moonbase 8,' Kylie Minogue & Niall Horan, Music Review: Neil Young revisits 2003's 'Greendale'. “Investigators were also able to allege that numerous members of this gang committed brazen armed robberies while having a callous disregard for public safety.”. Seven tow-truck drivers were charged in Project Kraken, Superintendent Steve Watts said. On Thursday, police Chief Mark Saunders said the Chester Le gang has roots in the area surrounding Victoria Park and Finch avenues, but alleged that their criminal activities extended through Toronto, the GTA and the rest of the country. “Unfortunately, charging Mr. Commisso brings a certain amount of notoriety to these files,” Mr. Brauti said. East Side Crips Raymond Lee Washington Gangster Crips 2. Please contact us. By the early 2000s, the Bay Mills Crips were defunct. Get breaking news, weather and traffic stories in your inbox 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 333 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1G9 © 2002-2020 Rogers Media. Toronto police display guns allegedly seized during a series of raids on June 17, 2019, as part of Project Kraken. Although investigators did not provide specifics about the alleged crimes, they did note that charges were laid in connection with two armed robberies earlier this year in which tow trucks were driven through the front of jewellery stores. The Darkside Crips have since renamed themselves to the Chester Le Crew whilst adopting the blood moniker after altercations with other crips factions. Their war with the Chester Le Crew continues to this day. Tasers and body armour were also recovered, police said. Many of its founding members were of Caribbean descent or first-generation Canadians, but would later be superseded by African members by the mid 2000's. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter . He said the Chester Le gang had roots in the area surrounding Victoria Park and Finch avenues, but allege their criminal activities extended through Toronto, the GTA and the rest of the country. 333 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1G9 © 2002-2020 Rogers Media. “Investigators were able to substantiate and now allege that the Chester Le gang (was) involved in extensive gun and drug activity,” Ramer said. Click here to subscribe. Asked about what this project reveals about the fluidity between traditional organized crime and street gangs, Supt. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service, {* backButton *} This page was last edited on 6 February 2020, at 17:15. Your existing password has not been changed. By then they had already established themselves as a formidable force to be reckoned with. The East Side (E/S) Glendower Crips are a mid size mainly African-Canadian street gang founded in Scarborough's Glendower Circuit community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It was the culmination of an extensive probe into the Chester Le gang, which Deputy Chief James Ramer called a “coordinated criminal organization” during an update on Friday. The violence pertaining to street gangs plus the lack of government services within the areas prompted the City of Toronto to designate The Chester Le as one of the 13 priority neighborhoods across Toronto for focused investment to strengthen neighborhood supports.

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