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Man assaulted in parking garage

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Niagara Regional Police are investigating an assault that took place Sunday morning in a St. Catharines parking garage. Police said a lone male — described as black, braided/rolled hair with beads, red flat brimmed baseball hat, wearing glasses with no lenses — confronted a male victim at 3 a.m., while brandishing a weapon. The victim […]

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Police warn of bank scam

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Police warn of bank scam

Niagara Regional Police are warning the public and financial institutions that the bank examiner or bank investigator scam is targeting residents in Niagara “In many cases, the suspects target seniors,” said a release from the service’s central fraud unit. The scam operates by having unsolicited callers identify themselves as bank employees, usually a position of […]

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Port Colborne warehouse seized in Project Roadmaster

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Project Roadmaster, the yearlong investigation into international drug trafficking in southern Ontario, has seen investigators seize $1.2 million dollars worth of cocaine, $250,000 worth of marijuana, $430,000 cash, a 9mm Beretta handgun and two shotguns, 13 offence-related vehicles including a 2005 Ferrari and 1979 Porsche worth an approximate value of $500,000, assorted high value watches […]

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St. Catharines woman killed in crash

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St. Catharines woman killed in crash

A 25-year-old St. Catharines woman was killed Tuesday after her motorcycle collided with a truck on Effingham St., said Niagara Regional Police. Police, Pelham Fire and Emergency Services and Niagara EMS paramedics all responded to the collision at 6:30 p.m. on Effingham Street, south of Pelham Rd. Investigators determined that a Yamaha R6 motorcycle driven […]

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Niagara residents caught up in international drug trafficking

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Niagara residents caught up in international drug trafficking

Three men from Niagara were among 13 arrested from across southern Ontario after a yearlong investigation into international drug trafficking. Niagara Regional Police arrested and charged then men from Fort Erie, Pelham and Welland as part of Project Roadmaster. In a release, police said its Special Investigation Support Unit began an investigation into the activities […]

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Soldiers clash for control of airport

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Soldiers clash for control of airport

Hidden behind berms and buildings at Niagara Central Airport, a contemporary operating environment force (COEFOR) lay in wait for Canadian, American and British soldiers. Two boats, driven by Canadian Navy members, made their way up the Welland River to a small clearing about a kilometre from the airport in Pelham. Though hidden from direct line […]

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