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Arson Arrest in St. Catharines.

Posted on Friday, June 03, 2022 10:29 AM

On June 3, 2022, at approximately 2:00am 1 District (St. Catharines / Thorold) uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to reports of multiple fires in garbage bins in the downtown area of St. Catharines.

Officers and personnel from the St. Catharines Fire Service attended to garbage bins and dumpsters on fire on King Street, Centre Street, Queenston Street, Niagara Street, and Davidson Street.  The five fires were extinguished without injury or significant...

NRPS Launches Point of Sale Scam Intervention Program (POSSIP)

Posted on Friday, June 03, 2022 06:42 AM

Every year scammers target Canadians, many here in Niagara.  The scams often target vulnerable victims.   In 2021, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre received 104,295 fraud reports from across Canada with associated losses in excess of $379,000,000.

Scammers often direct victims to retail stores to purchase cryptocurrency or gift cards.  The victims are under the impression that there is an emergency situation (e.g., Grandparent Scam) and they must provide money or payment to the...

St. Catharines Detectives Are Investigating a Shooting Incident

Posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 02:58 PM

On May 31, 2022, 1 District (St. Catharines / Thorold) uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a residence in St. Catharines for a belated shooting incident.

Officers attended the home on Vansickle Road near McCaffrey Crescent.  Officers were directed to damage on the house and two cars on the property. 

1 District St. Catharines detectives have been assigned to the investigation.  Forensic examination conducted by detectives from the Forensic Services...

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...

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...