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Newmarket man arrested in Toronto sex assault, break-in spree (Update)

Terence Frezell, 28, is to appear in Toronto court tomorrow on multiple charges

Terence Frezell, 28, of Newmarket has been arrested today and by Toronto Police Services in connection with a sexual assault and break-and-enter spree in a west Toronto neighbourhood.

Frezell is charged with: two counts of Break and Enter with Intent, four counts of Attempt Break and Enter, Sexual Assault, Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Break and Enter, Attempt Indictable Offence, Use Credit Card Obtain By Offence, and three counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, according to a police news release.

He is scheduled to appear in Old City Hall court at 60 Queen St. West, on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. in room 101.

Earlier today, Toronto Police Services today issued a public safety alert for a Newmarket man alleged to have gone on a sexual assault and break-and-enter spree in a west Toronto neighbourhood Thursday.

Toronto police received reports that a man had attempted to break into five homes on Oct. 10 in the Royal York Road and Evans Avenue area of Toronto beginning at 5:30 a.m., when he fled from a house when encountering the homeowners. 

A short time later, a short distance away, the same man attempted to enter another address. Again, he fled when the occupants of the home became aware of his entry. 

A few moments later, at about 5:45 a.m., the same man rang the doorbell of a home and hid in nearby bushes. When the homeowner opened the door, the man fled in an unknown direction. 

Then, at about 6:14 a.m., the same male suspect entered a home through an unlocked door. He threatened and sexually assaulted a 53-year-old female resident of the home, police say. 

About an hour later, at approximately 7:15 a.m., the suspect moved onto another home, to which he also gained entry. He confronted a female occupant, but fled when another occupant became aware that he was inside the home.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, 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. 

Residents are reminded to ensure that entry points to their premises are secured overnight, that security system alarms are activated, and that interior/exterior lights are activated appropriately to deter future incidents. 

Anyone who sees someone or something suspicious on or around their property is encouraged to call 911 immediately.

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Kim Champion

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