Truck Strikes NOTL Swimming Pool, Cops Make Arrest

On Wednesday July 27th, 2022, at approximately 5:41am Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 2 District (Niagara Falls / Niagara-on-the-Lake) responded to a residential address on Concession 7 Road, in the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake regarding a motor vehicle collision involving a truck into a swimming pool.

Upon arrival, officers determined the driver/owner of the 2011 GMC Sierra pickup truck fled the scene prior to police arrival.  The estimated damage value of the pickup truck is $15,000 and the estimated damage to the swimming pool is $100,000.

On August 2nd, 2022, officers identified the driver as Grant BARLOW (36 years) of Niagara-on-the-Lake.  BARLOW has since been arrested and is charged with the following offences:

• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle – Criminal Code – Section 320.13(1)

• Public Mischief – Criminal Code – Section 140(1)

• Fail to Remain – Highway Traffic Act – Section 200(1)(a)

BARLOW is being held for a bail hearing scheduled to take place on August 2nd, 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 #1009730.

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 #22-83280