My sleep was seriously disturbed Saturday night. I was woken at 3:00am on Sunday morning by a helicopter hovering over my house and shining a search light into my window. This went on for over an hour. There were police walking down the back lane and the K9 unit was called to search the area. Sirens were going for hours.
That being said, one would think there would be something in the media to explain what was going on, or at least a Police Release stating a major search was underway. But no. There was nothing.
The only thing that was reported as going on Saturday night in the North End was a shooting on Dufferin Avenue. That took place at 10:50pm. A man was shot in the head, taken to hospital, and thankfully upgraded to stable condition. The media reported that the Police are looking for a 20 or 21 year old "Aboriginal in Appearance" male, bald head and clean shaven, wearing black clothing. I am not aware of any other event taking place late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Now, when I heard about the shooting on Dufferin, and the fact that the person was shot when answering his door, the first thing that came to my mind was October. You know what I mean, the three shootings that took place in late October. The two that died were men who answered the door to a shot gun.
But Saturday night, there was no mention of a shot gun, and there was no mention of a link to October, and no mention that there was any similarity to October. What I want to know is, was the search that took place in my back yard and surrounding area in relation to the shooting on Dufferin? Did the K9 unit track a scent that led the Police to my neck of the woods? Did the helicopter see someone run from the 400 block of Dufferin to my block? I would like to know that. I would like to know if the Police were out tracking this person, and I would like to know if that person is hiding on my block, or near me.
And if the Police were in my area on a completely different incident, I would like to know that too. I want to know what was so terribly important to bring out such a crowd in the wee hours of Sunday morning. Really. I want to know.
Not only do I want to know what all the Police resources were doing in my area, I want to know why the helicopter needs to use the search light so much. I mean, they have the ability to locate a person with heat seeking or night vision technology don't they? Wouldn't they be able to use that in their efforts to locate someone, instead of hovering over my house with their search light on over and over and over again?
All I really know is that I am now moving all of my bedroom furniture into a room on the main floor. I am moving out of my bedroom that I love so much, and going into a small room downstairs so I can sleep at night.
I get that the Police have a job to do. And I get that it is a hard job. Believe me, I do. I just want to know why I have to move. And I want to know what went on Sunday morning. I just want to know what is happening in my neighbourhood. Is that too much to ask?