St. Catharines Homicide Remains Unsolved After 10 Years

Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 12:25 PM

It was 10 years ago today, that Livia Beirnes was murdered in her Oakwood Avenue home in St. Catharines.

On August 4th, 2010, at approximately 8:50 pm, emergency responders attended 11 Oakwood Avenue in the City of St. Catharines, to the report of a house fire. At the time, 76 year old Livia Beirnes lived alone in the residence.

Many area residents rushed to the scene in an effort to assist.  Mrs. Beirnes could be heard calling for help from the basement level of the home. Firefighters arrived...

Civic Holiday Weekend R.I.D.E. Results in Four Drivers Receiving Suspensions

Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 10:07 AM

On Monday, August 3rd, 2020, members of the Niagara Regional Police attended the Cities of Port Colborne and St. Catharines to conduct R.I.D.E. checkpoints. 

Officers stopped approximately 600 vehicles throughout the afternoon and early evening.  Of the vehicles stopped, a total of 26 drivers were administered a roadside screening test.  Four of these drivers provided samples in the warning range and subsequently, had their drivers licences suspended for three days. 

In addition...

Male Arrested in Relation to a Theft from Vehicle in Port Colborne

Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2020 10:05 AM

On July 28th, 2020, 6 District (Port Colborne) uniform officers responded to the area of Minto Street and Elm Street, in the City of Port Colborne, in regards to a theft from vehicle, that had occurred overnight.

6 District Officers commenced an investigation and were able to identify a suspect, in this matter.

On August 1st, 2020, the suspect was located and arrested. 

Kyle Cooper (28 years old) of, Port Colborne, was charged with the alleged following offences:

  • Theft Under $5000 (from motor...

NOTL Man Arrested Following Assault Investigation

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 07:43 AM

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, at approximately 1:00pm, 2 District (Niagara Falls) uniform officers were called to a report of an assault in the area of King Street and Picton Street in Niagara on the Lake.

The initial investigation by officers determined that there had been an interaction between a member of the public and a male protester.  The protester had been in the area regarding his concerns for the welfare of horses used to pull carriages in Niagara on the Lake.  Approximately 45...

NRPS Officers in St. Catharines Respond to Report of Gunshots

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2020 07:25 AM

On July 30, 2020, at approximately 1252pm, 1 District St. Catharines uniform officers responded to a multi-unit residential apartment building in the area of Smythe Street and Oakdale Avenue in St. Catharines.  Officers responded there after multiple 911 callers reported hearing gunshots.

As officers were arriving, residents were fleeing the building reporting they heard gunshots from one of the apartment units.  Officers contained the building and individual unit.  Officers determined...