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Suspect at large following Sunday stabbing in St. Catharines

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the accused is urged to contact police
2021-01-11 stabbing suspect Roger Vanblaricum 1
Stabbing suspect Roger Vanblaricum. Image supplied

On Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at approximately 6:52 p.m., 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers attended the area of Church Street and Calvin Street in the City of St. Catharines in regards to an assault.

Initial investigation revealed that 48-year-old male and a 47-year-old male had gotten into an altercation. As a result, [it is alleged that] the 48-year-old male stabbed the other male.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, Roger G. Vanblaricum (48 years old) of no fixed address, is still outstanding and wanted for the following charges:
    •    Aggravated assault

Vanblaricum is described as being:
    •    White
    •    Male
    •    5’7
    •    220 lbs
    •    Short blonde hair
    •    Green eyes

Vanblaricum has ties to St. Catharines. He was last seen in the area of Church Street and Calvin Street.

Do not approach this male if observed. Call 911.

There is no threat to the public as this was a targeted event.

The investigation remains on going by detectives with the Niagara Regional Police Service.

Anyone with information, may have witnessed this incident, or been in the area, is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111, ext. 1009531.