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NRPS St. Catharines Street Crime Unit Investigation Leads to an Arrest

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 01:10 PM

A two month drug investigation in St. Catharines has led to an arrest and seizure of drugs and cash.

Since January of 2020, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS), 1 District – St. Catharines Street Crime Unit, have been investigating the sales of fentanyl and crystal methamphetamine.

The investigation led them to a residence in the area of Welland Avenue and Cushman Road.   Over the course of the investigation officers gathered evidence that resulted in the granting of a search warrant...

Fort Erie Residential Break and Enter's

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 12:32 PM

Since February 2020, Niagara Regional Police have received reports of more than 20 residential break and enters in the area near Central Avenue between Bertie Street and Gilmore Road in the Town of Fort Erie. The break and enters have occurred during daytime and nighttime hours.

Residents and business owners in the area are asked to routinely check any surveillance footage that they may have and report any suspicious activity to police.

It is also recommended that residents ensure that all windows...

Fort Erie Investigation Leads to Firearms Arrest

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 11:56 AM

On March 17, 2020, Detectives from the 5 District - Fort Erie Detective Office of the Niagara Regional Police Service began an investigation into a male illegally possessing a prohibited firearm in the Town of Fort Erie.

 As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for a residence in the area of Ridge Road and Highland Avenue. During the search, police located and seized a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition.

 James R. Boles (49 years old) of Fort Erie has been arrested...

Detectives investigating fatal hit and run in Niagara Falls

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020 09:31 AM

At approximately 11:38pm on Thursday March 19, 2020 2 District (Niagara Falls) uniform officers were called to the area of Drummond Rd and Dunn St in the City of Niagara Falls following the report of a collision. 

Investigation has revealed that a 52 year old male was driving an e-bike when he lost control and was thrown from the bike before being struck by a southbound vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle did not stop and left the scene.

Investigators are continuing to try and locate and...

Missing 19 Year Old Man in St. Catharines - Update - Located

Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2020 07:06 PM

Update - March 19, 2020 - 10:15PM

Christopher has been located and is safe. The NRPS would like to thank the community for their asssitance with this matter.

Original Release - March 19, 2020- 7:12PM

The Niagara Regional Police Service is currently searching for a missing 19 year old man in the City of St. Catharines.

Christopher Hockey left his residence in the area of McIntyre Avenue and Farris Avenue in the City of St. Catharines on March 19, 2020. Hockey's family last had contact with him at...