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MISSING PERSON – Valentina LEDUC-CECCHIN (15 Years) of Welland – LOCATED

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 02:36 PM

The investigation to locate missing person Valentina LEDUC-CECCHIN has been ongoing by officers assigned to 3 District (Welland / Pelham).

On February 22nd, 2023, Valentina was located and is safe.

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


Incident #23-11874


Public Release – Criminal Impaired Driving Offences – February 13th to February 19th, 2023

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 11:42 AM

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...

Pharmacy Robbery in St. Catharines Under Investigation by Detectives

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 11:02 AM

On February 21st, 2023, at 10:51pm Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 1 District (St. Catharines / Thorold) responded to a robbery that had just occurred at a pharmacy located on Scott Street between Niagara Street and Vine Street, in the City of St. Catharines.

Upon arrival, officers determined a lone male suspect approached a pharmacist and brandished a handgun before demanding pharmaceutical drugs and currency.  The suspect then fled the scene on foot.  The pharmacist...

ADVISORY: Notice of Police Services Board Meeting on February 23, 2023

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2023 08:49 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, February 23, 2023.  The public portion of the meeting will begin at 9:00 am and can be viewed live on the linkNiagara 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.

The agenda for this meeting can be accessed on Tuesday,...

Door-to-Door Soliciting

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 02:23 PM

Over the recent weeks the Niagara Regional Police Service has been contacted multiple times across Niagara regarding door-to-door solicitation.

The investigations have found that some of the persons are law abiding and credentialed.  Other persons have been found to be more suspicious and their intentions questionable.  The suspicious persons may be scammers trying to target vulnerable persons in their homes.

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