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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...

MISSING PERSON – NRPS Searching for 81-Year-Old Man in St. Catharines

Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2022 05:15 PM

The Niagara Regional Police Service is presently searching for 81-year-old Charles “Chuck” William Woods in St. Catharines.

On May 14, 2022, at approximately 12:30PM, 1 District St. Catharines uniform officers were contacted by Wood’s family to report him missing.

Woods was last seen on May 13, 2022, at approximately 7:30PM at his residence in the area of Ontario Street and Welland Avenue in St. Catharines.  Woods drove away in a red 2021 Hyundai Venue with a black roof, (Ontario licence plate...

ADVISORY: Notice of Police Services Board Meeting on May 19, 2022

Posted on Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:37 AM

The media and public are invited to view the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board on Thursday, May 19, 2022.  The public portion of the meeting will begin at 9:00 am and can be viewed live on the link Niagara Region Police Services Board - YouTube

The Board will record its meeting and will upload the link to the Board’s website for the public to access following the meeting if they are unable to view the live format.

The agenda...