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Public Release – Criminal Impaired Driving Offences – November 21, 2022 to November 27, 2022

Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2022 12:12 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...

Lincoln Grandparent Scam Investigation Leads to Arrest

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 02:35 PM

In early November of 2022, detectives from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Central Fraud Unit began an investigation into a grandparent scam that occurred in Lincoln.

The investigation revealed that a male victim in his 80s had been targeted by scammers.   The scammers randomly called the victim and convinced him that a family member was in legal peril, and Canadian currency was required to secure their release from custody.  The female suspect attended the victim’s residence...

October Child Exploitation Numbers Shared by 27 Police Services

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:01 AM

Numbers continue to increase as 121 children identified, 107 people charged


Hundreds of charges have been laid across Ontario, a snapshot of the work done by investigators and analysts that make up the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet (Provincial Strategy).


The results of the investigations completed in October, named Project MAVERICK, were announced in a video release showcasing members of the Provincial Strategy. During...

Detectives Seeking to Identify Suspect in Overnight Mischief Investigations – Welland/Pelham

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 03:52 PM

The Niagara Regional Police Service is currently investigating 16 reports of parked vehicles having been damaged in both the City of Welland and Town of Pelham during the overnight hours on November 29th, 2022.  All incidents are believed to have occurred between 1:00am and 2:30am.  It is believed the suspect is using an unknown tool to break the windows.

The target locations in the City of Welland are listed as follows:

-          Autumn Crescent...

MISSING PERSON – Donavin SULLIVAN-KARR (14 Years) of Welland - LOCATED

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2022 08:33 AM

The investigation to locate missing person Donavin SULLIVAN-KARR has been ongoing by officers assigned to 3 District (Welland / Pelham).

Donavin has been located and is safe.

The NRPS has removed Donavin’s photo from the original media release and our social media for his privacy.  We would ask the public and media outlets to consider doing the same.


Incident #22-128936