Beginning in June of 2022, the Niagara Regional Police Service began investigating a series of vandalism / mischief incidents across the Region of Niagara.
Detectives have reason to believe the same male suspect has repeatedly attended the area surrounding residential homes during overnight hours and intentionally damaged windows on parked vehicles. The suspect is believed to be responsible for in excess of 150 damaged windows amounting to approximately $100,000 in damage.
Although the motive for the suspect this not clear, detectives can confirm the preferred object to break the windows is either a brick, stone, or dumbbell.
Video evidence collected by detectives confirms the suspect is often only at the scene for approximately 10 -15 seconds before fleeing the area in a light colored 4-door sedan.
To date, the suspect is believed to be responsible for approximately:
– 45 incidents in the City St. Catharines
– 36 incidents in the City of Niagara Falls
– 35 in the Town of Lincoln
– 24 in the Town of Pelham
– 10 in the City of Welland
– 6 in the City of Thorold
– 5 in the Town of Grimsby
– 3 in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
The suspect is described as:
– With a Thin build
He is known to make attempts to conceal his identity by wearing either a mask that covers his face or a hood that covers his head.
We are asking members of the public who have residential security cameras to ensure they are functioning correctly. Should a member of the public see or hear an incident occur, we ask that they contact us immediately and not wait until morning to report it.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009395.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by dialing 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.
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