UPDATED: 9 Arrested In Windsor After Provincewide Hunt For “Dixon City Bloods” Gang
Thursday June 13th, 2013
Posted at 12:19pm
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UPDATE: See the list below detailing where warrants were executed.
Nine people have been arrested in Windsor after 11 search warrants were executed in relation to a major province-wide investigation (called Project Traveller) into a Toronto gang known as the Dixon City Bloods, the Dixon Goonies or simply, the Dixon Bloods.
Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair called the hunt a “very complex investigation” that involved the importation of guns across the Detroit/Windsor border. Blair said that more than 40 firearms were seized.
Police also recovered large quantities of crystal meth, cocaine, hashish and marijuana.
Blair says the gang’s primary headquarters, in west Toronto, was on Dixon Road between Islington and Kipling.
Toronto media have indicated that one of the apartment buildings where raids took place also may be the location where an alleged video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was alleged to be seen smoking crack cocaine. Toronto Police say they are not commenting on who is involved in this investigation and are not answering questions related to Toronto’s Mayor.
In Windsor, Police have yet to release information regarding who was arrested and what charges they face. It’s expected these details will be made public once the suspects are formally arraigned in court.
In total, 43 arrests were made across Ontario, and 40 firearms, drugs worth over $3 million and approximately $570,000 in cash was seized.
Warrants were executed at residences in The City of Windsor in the following areas:
1. 1800 block of Slater
2. 1000 block of Bruce Avenue
3. 800 block of Riverside Drive East
4. 1100 block of Ouellette Avenue
5. 1200 block of Central Avenue
6. 1200 block of Labour Cresent
7. 2700 block of Scarsdale
8. 500 block of Partington
9. 800 block of Raymo
10. 600 block of University Avenue West
11. 1100 block of Stoney Brook Cresent
Windsor Police say that during an entry to one of the residences, a Pit Bull Terrier was shot and killed by a member The Sarnia Police Service’s Emergency Response Team. They say officers attempted to deal with the threat with other measures that were unsuccessful and for officer safety reasons, the officer had to resort to the use of a firearm.