During the holiday season, the Niagara Regional Police Service had received numerous complaints of commercial night-time break and enters in the downtown core of St. Catharines.
These incidents were actively investigated by members of the St. Catharines Street Crime Unit and uniform patrol members. These break and enters resulted in damaged property for several businesses as well as the loss of stolen items.
On Thursday January 4th 2018, a suspect was identified by members of the public via social media which assisted Police with their investigation. On this date, members of the St. Catharines Street Crime Unit arrested a 29 year old male St. Catharines resident. This arrest was directly aided through the help of the public in identifying this person.
Concurrently, members of the Niagara Falls Street Crime Unit were conducting their own separate investigation in to this male. Members of the Niagara Falls Street Crime Unit were granted judicial authorization to search this male’s residence for both the Niagara Falls and St.Catharines investigations.
As a result of this co-operative investigation, Police say they have arrested and charged 29 year old Andrew Windsor of St.Catharines.
Windsor has been charged with the following offences:
Break and Enter commit Theft Under $5000 x 6 (Downtown Businesses)
Possession of stolen Property (Niagara Falls Investigation)
Unauthorized use of a stolen credit card x 20 (Niagara Falls Investigation)
Windsor has been held for his morning bail hearing which is scheduled for today, January 5th 2018.
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