Toronto, Ontario – The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of guns and drugs seized following an arrest during a community patrol.
On Monday, September 26, 2016, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers, responding to community concerns, were conducting a walk-through in the Jane Street and Turf Grassway area.
It is alleged that:
– officers were patrolling one of the buildings
– the odour of fresh marijuana was detected in the hallway
– officers began to investigate a group of men in the area
– one of the men assaulted an officer
– the officers attempted to make an arrest
– the man fought back
– during the struggle, the man reached into a satchel he was carrying and pulled out a firearm
– the firearm was knocked from his hand and he was arrested
Rodrigues Sendia, 18, of Toronto, is charged with:
1) Assault Peace Officer
2) Assault with Intent to Resist Arrest
3) Carry Concealed Weapon
4) Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
5) Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Device
6) Possession Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
7) Possession Prohibited Device Knowing Unauthorized
8) Possession Prohibited Weapon with Ammunition
9) Possession of Weapon Obtained by Crime
10) Fail to Comply with Recognizance
11) Possession Marihuana
12) Possession Cocaine
On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, he appeared in court at Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West, 9 a.m., room 114.
It is further alleged that:
– officers searched the building and area where the arrest occurred
– a loaded Mosserg 715T .22 calibre rifle was located and seized
– this is unconnected with Mr. Sendia.
Neighbourhood officers are deployed as an initiative to respond to community issues, enforce federal and provincial laws, conduct frequent patrols in response to a high incidence of drug use and gang activity, improve the quality of life for residents and improve community and police relations through positive interactions and transparency.
Case #: 2016-1714232
Toronto Police Service