On September 19th, 2022, at 6:39am Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 1 District (St. Catharines / Thorold) responded to a gas station kiosk in the area of Ontario Street and Pleasant Avenue, in the City of St. Catharines regarding a break and enter.
Upon arrival, officers reviewed the closed-circuit television (CCTV) and identified the suspect. As officers proceeded to the last known residence of the suspect, he was observed and arrested at 7:00am, approximately 1 kilometer from the break and enter.
Detectives assigned to the 1 District Street Crime Unit continued the investigation and linked the suspect to two additional break and enters and one theft investigation. After receiving judicial authorization, detectives executed a search warrant at the suspects residence and recovered stolen items.
Raven TEMPEST (31 years) of St. Catharines has been charged with the following Criminal offences:
• Break enter and commit place other than a dwelling x 3
• Theft under $5000
• Fail to comply with probation order
TEMPEST is being held for a bail hearing scheduled to take place on September 20th, 2022, via video link to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1009571.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.