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News Release

SIU Investigates Injury in St. Catharines

Case Number: 10-OVI-272

Mississauga (21 December, 2010) --- The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is probing the circumstances surrounding the injury received by a 26-year-old man in St. Catharines early Saturday morning.

The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) reported that at 3:00 a.m. Saturday December 18, 2010 officers attempted to stop a vehicle on Geneva Street.  The vehicle did not stop.  It fled the officers and travelled along Geneva Street to the Fairview Mall parking lot where it collided with an NRPS police car.  The vehicle fled the mall and proceeded to Evangelista Court where it eventually collided with two other NRPS police cars.   The driver was arrested and taken to St. Catharines General Hospital.  It was later determined that he had sustained a fracture.

The SIU has assigned two investigators and two forensic investigators to probe the circumstances of this incident.
The SIU is asking any member of the public who may have witnessed any or all of this incident to contact the lead investigator at 416 622 0748 extension 1965 or
1 800 787 8529.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault. Under the Police Services Act, the Director of the SIU must

  • consider whether an officer has committed a criminal offence  in connection with the incident under investigation
  • depending on the evidence, lay a criminal charge against the officer if appropriate or close the file without any charges being laid
  • report the results of any investigations to the Attorney General. 

Monica Hudon,
SIU Communications/Service des communications, UES
Telephone/No de téléphone: 416-622-2342 or/ou 1-800-787-8529 extension 2342