Arrests made after B & E at former St. Catharines hospital

NRP LogoOn Saturday Mar. 10/2018, at approximately 6:50 AM, members of the Niagara Regional Police Service were on patrol in the area of Queenston Street in St. Catharines.

At this time they were alerted to a Break & Enter that had just occurred at a nearby business. The suspects were reported to have possibly fled into to the premise of the former St. Catharines General Hospital.

Uniform members of the Niagara Regional Police established a perimeter surrounding the property.
With the assistance of the K-9 unit, the building was searched and a total of five male parties were located within the premise.

Investigation showed that these parties had broken into the premise of the former hospital and were attempting to steal items from inside the property. Investigation by police did not find they were responsible for the original break and enter reported.

As a result of the incident the following five males were arrested and charged for their actions:

  • Kyle Rice, 32 years old of Niagara Falls, is charged with Break and Enter into a non Dwelling Place with intent, Possession of Break and Enter Tools and Failing to Comply with a Recognizance of Bail.
  • Jameson Cooper, 36 years old, is charged with Break and Enter into a non Dwelling Place with intent and Breach of Probation.
  • Paul Ecker, 54 of Niagara Falls, is charged with Break and Enter into a non Dwelling Place with intent, Breach of Probation, and two counts of Failing to Comply with Recognizance of Bail.
  • Shawn Mayhew, 39 years old of Niagara Falls, is charged with Break and Enter into a non Dwelling Place with intent and Disobeying a Court Oder.
  • Mark Freeman, 55 years old of Niagara Falls, is charged with Break and Enter into a non Dwelling Place with intent.

Freeman was released from custody on an Undertaking before an Officer in Charge. The other parties were held in custody pending a bail hearing.

Source – Niagara Regional Police Service press release

 


 

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