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KIDNAPPING 22-53385

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022 10:48 AM

KIDNAPPING INVESTIGATION
Niagara Falls man arrested, investigation ongoing  

UPDATE – LONDON, ON (June 24, 2022) – A man was arrested yesterday in relation to a kidnapping that took place last week.

Peijie Zhao, 22, of Niagara Falls, has been charged with one count of kidnapping.

The accused remains in custody and is expected to appear in London court today in relation to the charge.

Investigators believe that this was a targeted incident, and was not random. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone...

SUSPICIOUS FIRE 22-57487

Posted on Friday, June 24, 2022 10:01 AM

SUSPICIOUS FIRE
Investigation ongoing 

LONDON, ON (June 24, 2022) – On Thursday, June 23, 2022, at approximately 4:50 p.m., emergency crews responded to a working fire at a residence on Blackfriars Street.

The London Fire Department attended and extinguished the fire.

The fire was deemed to be suspicious in nature and the investigation was assigned to members of the LPS Street Crime Unit, with the assistance of the London Fire Department and the Office of the Fire Marshal.

There were...

ROBBERY 22-56972

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:35 AM

DOWNTOWN ROBBERY
London man arrested 

LONDON, ON (June 23, 2022) – A London man was arrested yesterday afternoon in relation to a robbery in the downtown core.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, shortly after noon, a man entered a business on York Street and selected a bottle of liquor, concealing it under his clothing. He proceeded to leave the store without making any attempt to pay for the item, and was approached by security.

The suspect produced a knife, and fled the area on a bicycle.

No...

GRANDPARENT SCAM 22-56113

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 10:53 AM

GRANDPARENT SCAM
Financial Crime Unit investigating  

LONDON, ON (June 22, 2022) – Members of the London Police Service Financial Crime Unit have recently received a number of complaints involving individuals receiving calls alleging that a family member has been charged criminally, and they are in need of money to pay for a lawyer, and/or get out of jail.

This type of complaint, also referred to as the ‘grandparent scam’, has recently re-surfaced in the city of London. Over...

ASSAULT 22-54655

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022 12:15 PM

ONGOING INVESTIGATION
Woman and dog assaulted

LONDON, ON (June 16, 2022) – London police are investigating after a woman and dog were sprayed with pepper spray this morning.

Shortly after 8 a.m., emergency crews were sent to the 600-block of Elizabeth Street in relation to a weapons investigation.

The investigation revealed that a woman and her dog were pepper sprayed.

The victim was assessed by paramedic services, and there were no serious injuries reported.

A 69-year-old male was arrested,...