Detectives Seek Assistance Identifying Suspect Involved in Mischief Investigations

The Niagara Regional Police Service is currently investigating 61 reports of parked vehicles having been damaged during the overnight hours on October 27th, 2022.  The damage is specific to the City of St. Catharines where 26 vehicles were damaged, the City of Niagara Falls where 21 vehicles were damaged, and the Town of Grimsby and the Town of Lincoln where 14 vehicles were damaged.

In the majority of incidents, a rock was used to break either the rear window or driver’s side window of unoccupied parked vehicles.  In some circumstances, detectives believe the suspect was carrying a dumbbell and used it as an alternative to cause damage to vehicle windows.

With the assistance of area residents, detectives have obtained surveillance footage of the suspect and the vehicle they are believed to be operating.

The suspect is described as follows:

–        Male

–        Wearing all black clothing

–        Wearing a mask / hood

The vehicle the suspect is believed to be operating is as follows:

–        Dark colour

–        4 door sedan

–        Possibly a Honda Civic

Based on timestamps from surveillance footage obtained thus far in the investigation, it appears the suspect began damaging vehicles in the City of Niagara Falls at 2:04am.  The suspect then proceeded to the north end of the City of St. Catharines and damaged vehicles between 2:45am and 3:30am, before travelling to the Town of Lincoln and damaging vehicles at 4:00am and 4:12am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009590.

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-TIPS (8477).  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.


Incident #22-122997