As a result of the investigation, a suspect was identified. On September 13, 2022, detectives arrested the suspect.
Edward James Kasper (32 years) of Niagara Falls has been arrested and charged with the criminal offence:
Kasper is being held in custody for a video bail hearing to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on September 14, 2022.
The victim in this matter has been released from hospital and continues to recover from her injuries.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009059.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can 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 which leads to an arrest.
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Original Release – September 3, 2022
On September 3rd, 2022, at 4:25am Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 2 District (Niagara Falls / Niagara-on-the-Lake) responded to the area of Eastwood Crescent and Ontario Avenue, in the City of Niagara Falls regarding a stabbing that just occurred.
Upon arrival, officers located the victim, an adult female, suffering from multiple stab wounds. Niagara Emergency Medical Service (NEMS) paramedics attended the scene and ultimately transported the victim to an out-of-town trauma centre for advanced medical care. The victim remains in hospital and is listed in serious but stable condition.
Detectives assigned to the 2 District Criminal Investigative Branch, who have assumed carriage of the investigation, have learned the victim met the male suspect in the area of Falls Avenue and Clifton Hill, in the City of Niagara Falls approximately 20 minutes prior to the assault. The victim and the suspect left the area in the suspect’s vehicle, a maroon/burgundy pickup truck. The victim was stabbed shortly thereafter in the area of Eastwood Crescent and Ontario Avenue. The victim and the suspect are not known to one and other.
The suspect is described as follows:
– 40 years of age
– Brown hair & brown facial hair
– Medium build
The suspect is believed to be operating a maroon/burgundy pickup truck.
Businesses with CCTV footage that captures Falls Avenue near Clifton Hill and residents with CCTV footage that captures the area of Eastwood Crescent and Ontario Avenue, and/or motorists who may have been in either area with an operational dash-camera are encouraged to review their footage.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1009315.
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.