MISSING PERSON - NRPS Officers Searching for 40-Year-Old Man in Niagara Falls

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 03:29 PM

The Niagara Regional Police is appealing to the public to be on the look out for missing person Berhanei Peynado (40 years.)

Peynado had been visiting Ontario from his home province of British Columbia.  When he missed his flight home on November 16, 2021, concern developed for his welfare. 

Further investigation determined that on November 15, 2021, Peynado was dropped off at a hotel on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls.

He has not been seen since that time. The police and Peynado’s family...

Detectives Investigating Fatality in Jordan - Update 1

Posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 02:40 PM

November 23, 2021 – Update 1

As a result of the investigation, on November 23, 2021, the 80 year old female from Jordan, Ontario, was arrested and charged with the following offences of:

  • Operation While Impaired Causing Death contrary to section 320.14(3) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Operation 80 mgs and over contrary to section 320.14(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
  • Causing Death by Criminal Negligence contrary to section 220(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

The accused attended bail court...

Welland Threats Investigation Leads to an Arrest Warrant

Posted on Monday, November 22, 2021 09:41 AM

On November 20, 2021, #3 District – Welland officers responded to a threat’s complaint in the City of Welland.  An investigation by members of the Welland Detective Office resulted in Joshua Nuziato (23 years / Welland) being identified as the person responsible for the threat. 

Nuziato was later observed operating a vehicle in the City of Welland and uniform patrol officers did conduct a traffic stop. Nuziato fled the scene at a high rate of speed.  A brief pursuit ensured, however...

Fatal St. Catharines Fire Under Investigation

Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:20 AM

On November 20, 2021, at approximately 4:15PM emergency services personnel responded to a report of a fire at the Ma Chinese Cuisine Restaurant located at 123 Geneva Street in St. Cathairnes.   

1 District uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) along with the St. Catharines Fire Service and Niagara Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene. On arrival personnel were directed to two males in critical condition.   The males were both treated at...

Niagara Falls Threats Investigations Leads To An Arrest, Gun and Drugs

Posted on Sunday, November 21, 2021 10:03 AM

On Friday November 19th, 2021, members of both #2 District - Niagara Falls uniform patrol and the Detective Services Unit commenced an investigation into an alleged threats call where a male threatened to shoot another male.

As a result of the investigation, Detectives sought and were subsequently granted a search warrant for a Niagara Falls motel.

The search yielded a 9mm Glock pistol, 15 rounds of ammunition, fentanyl with a street value of $12400 as well as $1600 in Canadian currency.