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St. Catharines graffiti investigation yields one arrest

Police find 25 similar tags throughout city
In September of 2020, detectives from 1 District (St. Catharines), with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS), began an investigation into ongoing Graffiti occurring in the City of St. Catharines.

Investigation revealed that a similar tag had been placed throughout the City of St. Catharines, appearing at 25 different locations.

During the course of the investigation, detectives were able to identify a suspect.

On Saturday, October 17th, 2020, the suspect was arrested.

Jared Pye (25 years old) of St. Catharines, was arrested and charged with the following offences of:

  • Mischief under $5,000 (5 Counts)
  • Mischief over $5,000 (Global Charge)

Pye was released on a Form 10 - Undertaking and is expected to appear at court on Jan. 8, 2021, at the Robert S.K Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, dial option 3, ext. 9482.