Ongoing Arson Investigation in St. Catharines

Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 11:17 AM

On Thursday, April 1 2021, at approximately 8:24pm 1 District – St. Catharines uniform officers from the  Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a fire call in St. Catharines.

Officers arrived on scene at the Petro Canada, located at 330 Ontario Street with members of the St. Catharines Fire Service.  The car wash building was found to be on fire and was subsequently extinguished.

The car wash has not been in operation for approximately 1 year. No one was injured.  The fire is...

NRPS RTOC Assists with Recovering a Stolen Car in St. Catharines

Posted on Monday, April 12, 2021 06:42 AM

On April 9, 2021, at approximately 3:30am a member of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Real Time Operation Centre (RTOC) observed a car driving erratically in downtown St. Catharines.

The RTOC analyst using the CCTV cameras in the downtown core noticed the car would come to a complete stop in the middle of the road nowhere near any traffic signs or lights.  The analyst determined a 1 District St. Catharines uniform officer was nearby in the area of Queenston Street and Church Street. ...

MISSING PERSON - 53 Year Old Male from Welland

Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2021 11:20 AM

The Niagara Regional Police Service is currently searching for a missing 53 year old male in the City of Welland.

On April 3, 2021 Shawn was reported missing with the Niagara Regional Police.

Shawn Lauzon was last seen on March 20, 2021, in the area of Hellems Avenue and Asher Street, in the City of Welland.

Shawn is described as:

  • Male
  • White
  • 5’6
  • Slim build
  • Grey hair
  • Brown eyes

Shawn is possibly operating a 2013 Grey Cadillac SRX 4DR, bearing Ontario Marker AMLM419, with front end damage.



Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2021 03:39 PM

Bill Steele, Chair of the Niagara Police Services Board, welcomed back Ms. Tara McKendrick of the City of Welland to the Police Services Board.  Ms. McKendrick was appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for a further period of three years, effective April 1, 2021.  Ms. McKendrick was first appointed to the Board on February 21, 2018.

Ms. McKendrick brings over 20 years of experience in the social services field through participation in various roles throughout Niagara.  Born...

Easter Weekend R.I.D.E. Conducted in Niagara

Posted on Tuesday, April 06, 2021 10:45 AM

On Friday, April 2, 2021, members of the Niagara Regional Police conducted R.I.D.E. spot checks within the Cities of Welland and Thorold.

Throughout the night, officers stopped approximately 600 vehicles and inquired if any of the drivers had consumed any alcohol or drugs earlier in the evening.  In total, 21 drivers were required to provide a sample of their breath for analysis.  One driver provided a sample that resulted in an “Alert” and subsequently had their licence suspended...