Social Media

Facebook

Twitter

  •  
  Print Icon  RSS Icon  

Break & Enter - 3 Men Charged Following St. Catharines Break and Enter Investigation. – Update 1

Posted on Thursday July 11, 2019

Update 1 July 11, 2019

On April 16, 2019, Niagara Regional Police Service, 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers responded to a report of a break and enter at jewelry store in St. Catharines.  The St. Catharines Street Crime Unit commenced an investigation.

As a result of the investigation, on July 10, 2019, detectives from the Street Crime Unit charged three men for this crime.
Jeffrey Lee Martin (39 years old) of no fixed address is charged with the alleged offences of:

- Operation while Prohibited contrary to section 320.18(1) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to section 355(a) of the Criminal Code
- Disguise with Intent contrary to section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Break-In Instruments contrary to section 351(1) of the Criminal Code
- Break, Enter and Commit contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
 
John Alexander Hill (29 years old) of no fixed address is charged with the alleged offences of:

- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to section 355(a) of the Criminal Code
- Disguise with Intent contrary to section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Break-In Instruments contrary to section 351(1) of the Criminal Code
- Break, Enter and Commit contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
- Fail to Comply with Recognizance contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts)
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
 
Austin Richard Anderson - Hill (24 years old) of no fixed address is charged with the alleged offences of:
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to section 355(a) of the Criminal Code
- Disguise with Intent contrary to section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
- Possession of Break-In Instruments contrary to section 351(1) of the Criminal Code
- Break, Enter and Commit contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
- Fail to Comply with Recognizance contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code
 
All three men were already in custody for similar offences with other police services in Ontario at the time of the charges.

Original Release - April 17, 2019

At approximately 10:55pm on Tuesday April 16, 2019 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers responded to a business in the area of Vansickle Rd and Pelham Rd in the City of St. Catharines over the report of an intrusion alarm.

 Three males were observed leaving the area in a black pickup truck. A quantity of merchandise and currency was stolen from the business.

 The suspects are described as:

 Suspect 1 approximately 6'0" tall, heavyset wearing a dark coloured hoodie with dark pants.

 Suspect 2 approximately 6'1" with a medium build, wearing a light coloured sweatshirt, dark pants and a face mask.

 Suspect 3 approximately 6'2" with a slender build, wearing a sweatshirt with light coloured pants and a face mask.

 Detectives with 1 District (St. Catharines) Criminal Investigations Brach (CIB) are continuing to follow-up information related to this incident and are asking any witnesses or anyone with information to contact them by calling (905) 688-4111, dial option 3, badge #9535.

Incident Number: 2019-33284
Submitted By: Philip Gavin
Approved By: Philip Gavin

Information on crimes can also be submitted anonymously using Crime Stoppers of Niagara.

To leave an anonymous tip, please contact Crime Stoppers via:

Telephone - 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS)
Online - www.niagaratips.ca
Text - Text is not available at this time.

Crime Stoppers guarantees that you will remain anonymous through any of the methods offered to provide tips. You may also be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 if the information leads to an arrest.