Toronto Police Accidentally Released A Criminal From Custody And Now They're Trying To Get Him Back
Joshua Hogan was mistakenly released following a court appearance.
Toronto Police made a mistake earlier this week and now a wanted man is on the loose.
24-year-old Joshua Hogan was in custody after being arrested by the Peterborough Police, when he was due to appear in court for unrelated charges by Toronto Police. He was brought to a Scarborough courthouse but following the appearance, he was accidentally set free.
Hogan hasn't been seen since 5:10 pm on Wednesday afternoon when he was released from the courthouse in error. Toronto Police have not said how this occurred.
Now he is wanted by not one but two different police services in Ontario. Peterborough Police want him back in custody for the outstanding charges from Peterborough and Peel Police also have a warrant out for his arrest.
A Joshua Hogan, then 23-years-old, was also identified as one of two suspects in a home invasion in Pickering earlier this month. On June 3 two suspects allegedly broke into a home at Kingston and Liverpool roads around 2:50 pm. They violently assaulted three people inside the home.
One of the victims was able to call the police and the suspects fled the scene in a waiting vehicle.
According to Toronto Police Hogan could be dangerous or violent. He is described as being 5'9" and 165 pounds with shoulder length brown hair. Police warn people not to approach him but rather call 9-1-1 immediately if they see him.