Public Tip Leads to Guns

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 9:48 a.m. January 16, 2020

Information from the public led to the location of a vehicle with four firearms and ammunition.

A handgun in a bandana
A handgun seized by police along with a cache of weapons

Acting on the tip received on December 21, 2019, Toronto Police started an investigation involving a white 1992 Cadillac DeVille in the area of Yonge St. and Eglinton Ave.

A search warrant turned up the weapons that police believe may be linked to other offences.

On January 7, David Leonard Abraham, 25, of Toronto, faces 22 firearm, ammunition and weapons-related charges and one for breaching a previous bail condition.

Insp. Paul Rinkoff, of 53 Division, said the accused was known to police and illustrates that successful outcomes could be achieved when the community and police work together.

“Our officers couldn’t have done this without the assistance of the public,” he pointed out. “This is an example of how the process is supposed to work with the community coming forward to the police with information and we doing our job efficiently. Locating those firearms is a real positive outcome and that has to be attributed to a co-operative public and hardworking police officers.”

A table of guns and ammunition
Firearms and ammunition seized by police

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, at Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, 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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