Arrest in downtown St. Catharines assault

Niagara Regional Police Service press release – On Thursday, Apr. 2/2020, at approximately 10:00 a.m., 1 District uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service attended the area of James Street and St. Paul Street in St. Catharines for a report of an assault.

The victim, a 61-year-old male, suffered a serious injury after being struck with a weapon.  He was treated and transported by paramedics from Niagara Emergency Medical Service to a local hospital for treatment.

As a result of the subsequent investigation by uniform officers and detectives, an arrest has been made.

Seth Woelke (20 years old) of St. Catharines has been arrested and charged with the alleged Criminal Code of Canada offence of:

  • Aggravated Assault

Woelke was held in custody and will attend a video bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on April 3, 2020.

Any businesses in the downtown core with video surveillance of the incident are being asked to forward that video to the Real Time Operations Centre at

Any witnesses are asked to contact the St. Catharines Detective Office at 905-688-4111 extension 9412.


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