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Police Charge Niagara Falls Youth With Fraud

NRPS Media Release

The Niagara Regional Police Service have laid fraud charges against a young offender, in relation to the distribution and selling of counterfeit water park passes in the City of Niagara Falls.

The youth, who cannot be named under provisions of The Youth Criminal Justice Act, sold numerous counterfeit passes to unsuspecting victims in early December 2007. The passes were then tendered by the unsuspecting recipients, which prompted calls to police.

Police have charged the youth with one count of fraud under $5000.00, and one count of uttering a forged document. The youth was released from custody to appear in court at a later date.

Police suspect there may be other victims who have yet to come forward. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905 688-4111 Extension 2283.

Bad Dancer At Mardi Gras

This dance reminds me of the Elaine dance, taped at Mardi Gras in Niagara Falls Ontario.

Over The Falls Or Down The Stairs?

Students simulate going over the falls in a barrel by throwing their friend down stairs in a garbage can.

Martindale Road Avondale Robbed

NRPS Media Release

On Wednesday January 2, 2008 at approximately 2:38 p.m. Niagara Regional Police responded to a robbery at the Avondale Store located at 109 Martindale Rd. in the City of St. Catharines. It was reported that a lone male entered the store, approached the clerk, displayed a weapon, and demanded cash. The male was given an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the scene on foot. The male was last seen running southbound on Martindale Rd. No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’10” tall, medium build, wearing a dark coloured hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled up, green winter coat, and blue jeans. The suspect was wearing a ski mask to cover his face.

Uniform Officers and Detectives attended the scene, and searched the area for the suspect. The investigation is continuing by the One District Criminal Investigation Branch.

Anyone with information, which may assist in this or any investigation, is asked to call Police at 905-688-4111 ext. 4272 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

New Year’s Stabbing Outside Whisper Lounge

NRPS Media Release

On Tuesday January 1, 2008 at approximately 2:25 a.m. Niagara Regional Police were dispatched to the St. Catharines General Hospital, regarding a male who had been admitted with a stab wound.

Upon arrival, Police spoke with the male victim who was suffering from stab wounds to his body. The victim stated to Police that he had been stabbed, while in attendance for a New Years Eve Party at Whisper Lounge located on St. Paul St. in the City of St. Catharines. Through an investigation by One District Detectives, it was learned that an altercation began inside the bar and bar security removed the involved parties. Another altercation ensued outside the nite club and an unknown person stabbed the victim. The victim was driven by a friend to the St. Catharines General Hospital and Police where notified. The victim remains in hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

This incident remains under investigation by the One District Criminal Investigations Branch. Any person having information in relation to this incident is asked to call police at 905-688-4111, extension 4272, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-263-8477.

Highlights From New Year’s Eve In Niagara Falls

Here are some videos recorded on cell phones (which would explain the poor sound quality) from the audience at the New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Niagara Falls Ontario.

New Years Eve Brawl On Niagara Street

Cruising around St. Catharines on New Years Eve and came across this fight in the middle of Niagara Street. Sorry about the poor quality.

Crash Claims Niagara’s 31st Fatality Of 2007

NRPS Media Release

Shortly after 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31st, 2007, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service, Thorold Fire Services, and the Niagara Emergency Medical Services responded to reports of a serious motor vehicle collision on Beaverdams Road just west of Decew Road in the City of Thorold, Ontario.

Initial investigation revealed that a 23-year-old Port Colborne, Ontario female was operating a 1993 Honda Prelude eastbound on Beaverdams Road. As she approached Decew Road she lost control of her Honda and slid along the slush covered roadway across the centre line into the path of an oncoming 2004 International boom-truck leased by Ontario Hydro which was driven westbound on Beaverdams Road by a 53-year-old Niagara Falls, Ontario man. The front of the International came into collision with the passenger side of the Honda.

The 23-year-old Port Colborne female was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the International was uninjured in the collision. Both drivers were the lone occupants of their respective vehicles, and their identities are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The collision resulted in the International rolling onto its right side into the north drainage ditch. As a precaution, the Ministry of the Environment was notified regarding spilled vehicle fluids.

This collision remains under investigation by members of the Niagara Regional Police Service Collision Reconstruction Unit. Any witnesses are requested to contact investigators at 905-688-
4111, extension 5500.

New Years Resolutions With Gus