Indecent Act in Welland Results in Arrest

On August 4th, 2022, at 9:24am Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 3 District (Welland/Pelham) responded to Merritt Island after receiving reports of a male sitting at a picnic table masturbating.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with witnesses who indicated the actions of the male suspect were visible to those walking along the canal path and children playing at a nearby jungle gym play area.  With the assistance of witnesses, officers located the male suspect and subsequently placed him under arrest.

Brian LARAMEE (52 years) of Welland is charged with the following Criminal Code offence:

                • Commit an indecent act in a public place

LARAMEE has been held for a bail hearing scheduled to take place on August 5th, 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 investigator at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1009256.

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.


Incident #22-86736