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Facebook Marketplace Scam

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 02:33 PM

The Niagara Regional Police Service would like to warn the public about a Facebook Marketplace Scam that has been on the rise. 
Detectives have received information that fake sellers on Facebook Marketplace are posting items for sale on a fake Facebook account however they are asking the buyers for an e-transfer as a deposit before receiving the item. Once an e-transfer deposit is sent the account goes down and the seller no longer replies to the buyer. Detectives with the Niagara Regional Police...

Joint Commercial Enforcement Initiative – Town of Lincoln

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 01:29 PM

On May 24th, 2024, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS), Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS), Hamilton Police Service (HPS), Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Town of Lincoln partnered for a joint enforcement initiative focusing on commercial motor vehicle enforcement.

In response to community concern involving increased commercial motor vehicle traffic in Lincoln and West Lincoln, the focus of this initiative was to identify commercial motor vehicles intentionally bypassing the...

MISSING PERSON – NRPS in Niagara Falls are Searching for 68-Year-Old Woman

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 01:01 PM

Detectives from the 2 District – Niagara Falls/Niagara on the Lake office of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) are searching for missing person Galextra Kavanaugh. Galextra also goes by the name of Selma Paul.

She was last seen on Monday, May 27, 2024, at approximately 1:55pm, in the area of Lundy’s Lane and Montrose Road in Niagara Falls.  Her means of travel is unknown.

Galextra is described as:

  • Black female
  • 5’6 feet tall
  • Brown eyes
  • Brown/Gray hair

She was last seen wearing red hoodie,...

Public Release – Criminal Impaired Driving Offences – May 20th to May 26th, 2024.

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 11:39 AM

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...

Public Notice of Police Training – NRPS ETU Training - West Main Street, Stevensville

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 12:48 PM

On Wednesday May 29th, 2024, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the Niagara Regional Police Service Emergency Task Unit (ETU) will be conducting a training exercise.  The training will take place in the area of the West Main Street and Old Mill Road in Stevensville.

Members of the public in the area should expect:

  • An increased police presence
  • The sound of simulated gun fire
  • The sound of controlled explosions

There will be signage and police tape in the training area. The public and media are...