Update 1 - Criminal charges laid following Niagara Falls gathering

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 07:58 PM

Further investigation by 2 District (Niagara Falls/NOTL) detectives has led to criminal charges.

30-year-old Cullen McDonald of Lincoln is facing the following charge:

-            Common nuisance/endanger lives or safety of public, contrary to Section. 180(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

McDonald was released on a Form 10 undertaking with a future court date of June 28, 2021.

Further charges are pending, in addition to those issued by Niagara...

Criminal charges laid following Niagara Falls gathering

Posted on Monday, April 19, 2021 03:24 PM

On Saturday April 17, 2021, a gathering was organized and held in the City of Niagara Falls in response to recently implemented government restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.  2 District (Niagara Falls/NOTL) uniform officers were in attendance to ensure public safety and keep the peace.  Since that time detectives have been continuing to investigate the gathering to determine appropriate charges.

In the duration of a gathering, officers use discretion to best manage the situation...

UPDATE 1 - Charges issued following St. Catharines gathering

Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2021 09:59 AM

Further investigation has led to charges laid against a 30-year-old Lincoln male and a 43-year-old St. Catharines female under the ROA:

  1. Part III summons Fail to comply with a continued 7.0.2 Order contrary to the Ontario Re-Opening Act 2020, section 10(1) 82/20 Ontario Regulation, schedule 4 section 1(c)
  2. Part III summons for Fail to Comply with an Order made during a declared emergency section 7.0.11(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act

As the individuals have been charged under...

NRPS response to new provincial COVID-19 regulations

Posted on Saturday, April 17, 2021 07:16 AM

In an effort to halt the rising case counts of COVID-19, new restrictions were announced by the Government of Ontario, including a two-week extension of the current province-wide shutdown.

Enhanced enforcement measures were also announced for provincial offences officers, including police officers, under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA).

The Niagara Regional Police Service is continuing to review the new regulations to ensure appropriate enforcement. 

We will not be...

Male and Female Arrested in Relation to Drug Investigation in Niagara Falls

Posted on Friday, April 16, 2021 02:53 PM

Since April of 2021, detectives with the 2 District (Niagara Falls) Street Crime Unit, with the Niagara Regional Police Service,  have been investigating the sales of illegal drugs, in the City of Niagara Falls.

As a result of the investigation, detectives were able to identify a female and male suspect responsible for the sale of illegal drugs.

On April 15, 2021,  the suspects were arrested in the area of Stanley Avenue and Kitchener Street, in the City of Niagara Falls.

As a result, detectives...