St. Catharines male arrested following graffiti investigation

Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2020 08:34 PM

Since January 2020, officers with the 1 District (St. Catharines) Detective Office have been investigating numerous similar graffiti tags that have been appearing around the City of St. Catharines. 

Detectives identified 73 locations where the tag "GAFI" appeared. The "tags" have been located on citizen's private property, City of St. Catharines property and public utility property.

The offences are believed to have occurred between October of 2018 and January of 2020.

On March 14, 2020, detectives...



Posted on Saturday, March 14, 2020 06:42 AM

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...

Arrests Following Break and Enter Investigation in Niagara Falls

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020 09:42 AM

In February of 2020 uniform officers from the 2 District Niagara Falls office of the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a number of break and enters to businesses in the city.

The investigation of the break and enters was taken over by detectives from the 2 District Street Crime Unit.

As a result of that investigation, on March 10, 2020, a local man and woman were arrested.

Jason William Perkins (49 years old) of Niagara Falls is charged with the alleged Criminal Code of Canada offences...

2019 Sherwood Park Incident in Grimsby

Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 02:17 PM

On December 21, 2019, 8 District Grimsby officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service commenced an investigation into an alleged stranger sexual assault that occurred in Sherwood Park on Hedge Lawn Drive in Grimsby. 

The investigation has been ongoing by detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit. Detectives have determined that there is no concern for public safety from a stranger suspect as it relates to this matter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111,...

Port Colborne man charged with historic sexual assault

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 08:57 PM

In November of 2019, detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) commenced an investigation into allegations of a historic sexual assault.

The investigation has revealed that between 2009 - 2011 a male under the age of 16 was allegedly sexually assaulted in the City of Welland by an adult male.

On Wednesday March 11, 2020 detectives arrested a 64-year-old male as a result of this investigation.

64-year-old Gerard Thibault of the City of Port Colborne is facing the following...