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Gift Card Scammers Target Niagara Falls Couple

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 03:25 PM

The Niagara Regional Police Service Central Fraud Unit is investigating after an elderly couple from Niagara Falls became victims to a gift card fraud scam.

The initial investigation has determined that on May 12, 2022, the suspects made contact with the victims through a “pop up” on their computer.  The scammers then contacted the victims by telephone.  The victims were tricked into believing that they were communicating with their bank.  The victims were directed to make payments...

Public Release – Criminal Impaired Driving Offences – May 9, 2022 to May 15, 2022

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 12:08 PM

In an effort to bring further attention and deterrence to driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, the Niagara Regional Police Service will be reporting the names of those people who are charged with an alleged criminal impaired driving offence in the Region.

In addition to being charged, these individuals are also bound by a Ministry of Transportation 90-day Administrative Driver's Licence Suspension and are prohibited from operating a motor vehicle on a roadway. The public is encouraged to contact...

Failing to Stop for Police Leads to Arrest in St. Catharines.

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:50 AM

On May 18, 2022, at approximately 9:35am an officer with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Traffic Enforcement Unit was on patrol in the area of Queenston Street and Frank Street in St. Catharines.

The officer noticed an un-plated motorcycle traveling west on Queenston Street.  The officer initiated a traffic stop using their emergency lights and horn.  The driver of the motorcycle pulled over for a moment then fled the area at high rate of speed.   The officer did not...

Welland Detectives Investigating Commercial Break and Enters – Update 1 – ARREST

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:44 AM

As a result of the ongoing police investigation into this matter by the Welland Street Crime Unit a suspect was identified. 

The suspect was also linked to three break and enter attempts in Welland. Two at a church on Niagara Street near Locust Street on May 14th and 15th and one at an apartment building on Niagara Street near West Main Street on May 13, 2022.

On May 18, 2022, detectives arrested the suspect in Welland. At the time of his arrest property related to the break and enter...

Welland Detectives Investigating Commercial Break and Enters

Posted on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 04:30 PM

On Sunday May 15, 2022, 3 District Welland uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a report of multiple break and enters at a mall/plaza at 17 East Main Street in Welland.

The initial investigation determined that a contractor working on site discovered that an exterior entrance door had been damaged and then once inside four businesses were targeted by thieves.  Two businesses were entered by the thieves and two showed signs of attempted forced entry and damage. ...