Niagara Falls man sought by police caught without incident


Published March 27, 2023 at 3:33 pm

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A Niagara Falls man who allegedly cut off a court-ordered ankle monitoring device was caught without incident by Niagara Police yesterday (March 26).

At 7:50 pm, police came to a house on St. Clair Avenue in Niagara Falls and found the wanted man Juan Carlos Castro inside before taking him in.

That ended a bizarre weekend where on March 25 in Thorold, Castro had fled in a van being driven by Daniella Nettos, which failed to stop for officers and is believed to have held her three children ages 10, seven and three as well as Castro as passengers.

Nettos was found quickly, arrested and charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent and eventually released on an undertaking with a future court date. Police said the children were safe and the van was also located.

Castro, 28, has been charged with mischief under $5,000 and three counts of failing to comply with a release order.

He was held in custody for a bail hearing via video at the courthouse in St. Catharines today (March 27).

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1002206.


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