Pelham motorcycle driver arrested

In June of 2017 the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) began receiving numerous calls from the residents of Pelham about a male operating a blue and white Suzuki sport bike in the areas of Regional Road 20, Welland Road, Canboro Road, in Fenwick. The motorcycle was being operated in a dangerous manner.

The complaints concerned the reckless operation of the motorcycle at speeds in residential areas in excess of 140 km/h, the rider pulling “wheelies” again along residential streets. The behavior began to escalate and culminated in the male pulling high speed wheelies on 3 separate occasions through a Port Colborne school zone, followed by flight from police.

A joint investigation commenced involving uniform officers from the NRPS 3 District – Welland and 6 District – Port Colborne offices. The investigators also received information from the Ontario Provincial Police.

This morning, Tuesday Oct. 10/2017, 25-year-old Thomas Cody Duggan  of Pelham was arrested charged with the following alleged criminal offences:

  • Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle (x3)
  • Flight From Police
  • Theft Under $5000
  • Breach of Recognizance Order (x5)

In addition there are a number of alleged provincial offences that Duggan has been charged with. The charges are:

  • No insurance
  • No licence plate
  • Failure to register a vehicle

Duggan is being held in custody, and will attend a bail hearing Wednesday Oct. 11/2017 at the Robert S. K. Welch Court House in St. Catharines.

At this time police are still investigating a number of complaints involving this male, and the number of charges both criminal and provincial offences is expected to rise. The NRPS are asking that anyone having had an interaction with Duggan either on the blue and white Suzuki, or an Orange Honda sport bike please contact the investigating officers or detectives from the 3 District Welland Criminal Investigation Branch at 905-688-411, extension 3300.

Source – Niagara Regional Police press release



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