Three people are facing break and enter charges after the vacant building that was previously home to the Niagara Falls Review was broken into.
Niagara Regional Police say that members of the Niagara Falls Street Crime Unit were conducting surveillance in the area of Valleyway and Morrison street in Niagara Falls in regards to recent break and enters in the area when they witnessed 3 men break into the vacant building carrying tools that are commonly used to dismantle equipment and steal scrap metal.
Police vehicles surrounded the structure yesterday afternoon while officers from the Emergency Tactical Unit and K9 officers searched the building.
37 year old Joseph Rudgene, 38 year old Derrin Smith and 33 Gordon Dearie are all facing a variety of break and enter charges.
Full list of charges:
Joseph RUDGENE is charged with Break and Enter, commit other than a dwelling place, possession of break in Instruments and Breach of a Probation order;
Derrin SMITH is charged with Break and Enter commit other than a dwelling place, possession of break in Instruments and Breach of a recognizance; and
Gordon DEARIE is charged with Break and Enter, commit other than a dwelling place, possession of break in Instruments.
All three are being held in custody until a bail hearing is set.
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