Weapons - Police search for suspects following 2019 downtown St. Catharines Shooting – Update

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 08:00 AM

Detectives from the 1 District St. Catharines Criminal Investigative Branch continue to investigate the shooting incident that occurred in downtown St. Catharines on September 29th, 2019, that resulted in six persons being shot. 

As previously reported in the last media release from February 26th 2020, investigators have arrested one of the alleged shooters involved in this incident. The 33 year old Richmond Hill Resident, Saeed Savalanpour, is presently charged with 34 Criminal Code offences...

Officers Investigating Shooting Incident in St. Catharines

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 07:06 AM

On March 17, 2020, at approximately 6:40pm emergencies services personnel responded to a multi-unit residence in the area of Niagara Street and Church Street in St Catharines for a report of a shooting.

Uniform officers and detectives from the 1 District St. Catharines office of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) arrived on scene.   Officers located a male suffering from a gunshot wound and administered 1st aid.

Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics and St Catharines...

Niagara Regional Police Service facility changes in response to COVID-19

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 07:48 PM

In recognition of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, effective March 18th members of the public will be directed to apply online to request Record Checks, Fingerprint Destruction, Record Suspensions, Occurrence reports, and FOI until further notice. 

Visit our Business Services Section under “What we do” at for further information. Urgent requests may be considered by the Records Supervisor at 905-688-4111 x 4276.

Questions specifically relating to Record Checks...

COVID-19 Statement from Chief Bryan MacCulloch

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:40 PM

This morning, the Government of Ontario announced that it is declaring an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

While the declaration has wide reaching effects and will no doubt assist in containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, I wanted to assure our community that this declaration does not mean a change to our police operations.

As an essential service, the community will continue to see our officers on patrol and can still expect a response to...

Detectives investigating St. Catharines shooting

Posted on Sunday, March 15, 2020 11:59 AM

At approximately 12:50am on Sunday, March 15, 2020, 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers were called to the area of Niagara Street and Church Street in the City of St. Catharines for reports of gun shots.

When they arrived they located an 18 year old male victim.  He was transported to a local hospital and treated for his injuries which were minor. 

At this time, officers with the 1 District Detective office do not have a suspect description but have reason to believe this was a...