Three charged following St. Catharines break and enter investigation

Niagara Regional Police Service press release – On April 16/2019, Niagara Regional Police Service, 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers responded to a report of a break and enter at jewellery store in St. Catharines. The St. Catharines Street Crime Unit commenced an investigation.

As a result of the investigation, on Wednesday, July 10/2019, detectives from the Street Crime Unit charged three men for this crime.

Jeffrey Lee Martin (39 years old) of no fixed address is charged with the alleged offences of:

– Operation while Prohibited contrary to section 320.18(1) of the Criminal Code
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to section 355(a) of the Criminal Code
– Disguise with Intent contrary to section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
– Possession of Break-In Instruments contrary to section 351(1) of the Criminal Code
– Break, Enter and Commit contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code

John Alexander Hill (29 years old) of no fixed address is charged with the alleged offences of:

– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to section 355(a) of the Criminal Code
– Disguise with Intent contrary to section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
– Possession of Break-In Instruments contrary to section 351(1) of the Criminal Code
– Break, Enter and Commit contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
– Fail to Comply with Recognizance contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code (2 Counts)
– Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code

Austin Richard Anderson – Hill (24 years old) of no fixed address is charged with the alleged offences of:

– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5000 contrary to section 355(a) of the Criminal Code
– Disguise with Intent contrary to section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
– Possession of Break-In Instruments contrary to section 351(1) of the Criminal Code
– Break, Enter and Commit contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
– Fail to Comply with Recognizance contrary to section 145(3) of the Criminal Code
– Fail to Comply with Probation Order contrary to section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code

All three men were already in custody for similar offences with other police services in Ontario at the time of the charges