High-Risk Offender Released

By 53 Division,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 11:10 a.m. June 8, 2015

Police are warning the public about the release of a high-risk offender.

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High-risk offender Simon William Gares, 34, was released from prison on June 8

Simon William Gares, 34, of no fixed address, was released from prison on June 8 after serving a two-year sentence for threatening death, theft, assault with intent to resist arrest and fail to comply with probation. He will be residing in Toronto.

During the investigation, he made non-specific threats related to the safety of children attending elementary schools. 

He is now subject to a probation order requiring him to abide by numerous conditions including, but not limited to: 

  • Keep the peace and be of good behaviour. 
  • Do not attend within 500 metres of Bayview Avenue and Moore Avenue 
  • Do not possess any weapon(s) as defined by the Criminal Code 
  • Do not buy, possess, or consume alcohol or other intoxicating substances 
  • Do not possess or consume any unlawful drugs or substances 

Anyone with information regarding Simon Gares is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World. 

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