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Police Searching For Suspect In Niagara

Niagara Regional Police Detectives are searching for a Toronto area man in connection with several break and enters in the Niagara Region.

Members of the Niagara Regional Police are searching for 45-year-old Russell White of Toronto in relation to ten (10) break and enters to residences in Grimsby, West Lincoln, St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. The break-ins occurred in late 2007, and in each of the incidents residences of senior citizens were targeted. The residences range from single-family dwellings to retirement facilities, and in each of the incidents the suspect entered via unlocked doors, often while the occupant was home.

The search in Niagara follows the issuance of arrest warrants in the Waterloo area that were issued on January 14th, 2007 for similar offences.

The Niagara Regional Police has joined a large multi-jurisdictional police investigation into the activities of Russell White. The other agencies involved in the investigation include the Ontario Provincial Police, Brantford Police, Coburg Police, Durham Police, Guelph Police, Halton Police Hamilton Police, London Police, Oxford County Police, Toronto Police, and the Waterloo Police.

Detective Dan Nadeau says, “We believe that Russell White is responsible for a very large number of break and enters. The police investigation into Mr. White is ongoing and growing. We believe that Mr. White is still extremely active in committing break and enters and his early arrest is very important to us. We are asking that anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts immediately contact their local police or Crimestoppers.”

Russell White (also known as John Taylor), born November 11th, 1962 is described as being 5’8”, 150 lbs, slim build, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has bushy eyebrows and walks in a bull-legged fashion. He is known to frequent retirement facilities and often portrays himself as a maintenance person or a visiting family member.
Russell White
Investigators are asking that anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Russell White immediately contact the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111, their local police service, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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