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Suspicious fire in Welland

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Suspicious fire in Welland

Welland Fire and Emergency Services firefighters battled a suspicious fire at 111 Victoria St. Monday night. Firefighters were called to the scene around 9 p.m. for the report of a structure fire at a garage. Flames were coming through the roof when firefighters — 10 career and 22 volunteers — arrived. Welland deputy fire chief […]

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Mayors happy police detachment staying open

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Mayors happy police detachment staying open

The mayors of Port Colborne and Wainfleet are happy to hear the Port Colborne Niagara Regional Police detachment will remain open until at least 2019. Thursday night, the Niagara Police Services Board made a commitment to keep the detachment — known as 6 District — open and fully-functional. The motion was brought forward by board […]

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Taxi driver robbed at gunpoint

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Taxi driver robbed at gunpoint

A taxi driver in Welland was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night, said Niagara Regional Police. Police said a male approached a driver from Welland Taxi, who was parked at a taxi stand on East Main St., at 8:30 p.m. and asked if he was available to take him to King St. “The driver told the […]

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Basement fire causes $50,000 damage

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Basement fire causes $50,000 damage

A fire in the basement of a Grimsby home caused $50,000 damage Friday night, said Niagara Regional Police. Police and the Grimsby Fire Department responded to a home on Olive St. just after 8 p.m. for the report of a structure fire. A release from police said the fire was quickly extinguished. There were no […]

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Police detachment to stay open

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Police detachment to stay open

Port Colborne will keep its police detachment, at least until 2019. The Niagara Police Services Board made a commitment to keep the detachment, known as 6 District, open and fully functional, during its meeting Thursday night. The motion was brought forward by board member David Barrick, Port Colborne’s regional councillor, said a police press release. […]

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Man arrested for sexual assault

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Man arrested for sexual assault

Niagara Regional Police arrested a 49 year old Fort Erie man on sexual assault charges Wednesday. Police said the sexual assault unit began an investigation into Peter Stapleton on an alleged sexual assault. He was charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of forcible confinement on an adult male victim. Police said […]

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