On March 31st. Niagara Regional Police began an investigation into an allegation of a sexual assault. A woman came forward to report that she had been sexually assaulted by five men in the area of Clifton Hill and Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls.
After a three week investigation, Detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit formed reasonable grounds to believe that incident as reported did not occur. It is alleged that the complainant willfully misled police. As a result, a 22 year old St. Catharines woman was arrested and charged on Thursday with Public Mischief. She was subsequently released from custody on a promise to appear in court at a later date.
Police will not be releasing the name of the accused, after giving consideration to the nature of the initial report to police and the result of the investigation, saying that to do so would not advance the public interest.
Police have arrested two people and a warrant is being sought for a third after officers executed a search warrant Thursday at a Carlton Street address in St. Catharines Police seized Fentanyl powder, crack cocaine and marijuana with a total estimated street value of $14,670, and just over $2,300 cash
Un-spring-like weather has forced Merrittville Speedway Officials to cancel this Saturday’s Patriot Sprint Tour Spring Sizzler.
Race fans and teams however, should note an addition to the 67th Season, the Monday Madness BBQ Sizzler, scheduled for Monday July 2nd.
A second Monday Event has also been added for this Monday ,evening with the addition of a Test and Tune Night starting at 5 PM.
Merritville Race Director Tom Beales says the overnight lows from the last few days and those predicted for the next couple days are keeping the grounds frozen. They’re expecting the grounds to thaw Saturday as the temperatures begin to rise and that will make both the parking lot and pit areas unusable.