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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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Woman’s death declared homicide

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Woman’s death declared homicide

Niagara Regional Police are treating the death of a 29 year old St. Catharines woman as a homicide. Police, St. Catharines Fire Department, and Niagara EMS paramedics were called to 13 Chetwood St. at 3:20 p.m. and found the body of Jessica L. Scanlon inside. A post mortem, the details of which will not be […]

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Marijuana and cocaine sezied

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Marijuana and cocaine sezied

Niagara Regional Police seized marijuana and cocaine with an estimated street value of $38,000 from a Fort Erie residence Friday. After investigating a male suspected of drug trafficking, police executed a controlled drug and substances act search warrant on Bertie St.  and found a grow-op inside. Charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking Schedule II […]

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