Niagara-on-the-Lake man charged after truck lands in swimming pool

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Published August 2, 2022 at 2:55 pm

A Niagara-on-the-Lake resident woke up to this tipped over pick-up in his unfinished pool last Wednesday. Niagara Police have now charged a man. (Photos: Niagara 411 Facebook)

Last Wednesday morning (July 27), one Niagara-on-the-Lake resident had an abrupt wake-up call, finding a tipped-over full-sized truck in his unfinished in-ground swimming pool.

Today (August 2), Niagara Police arrested the man they believe was the driver.


When police responded to the crime at a home on Concession 7 Road, they saw the driver/owner of the 2011 GMC Sierra pickup truck had taken off prior to their arrival.

The estimated damage value of the pickup truck is $15,000 and the estimated damage to the swimming pool is $100,000.

Grant Barlow, 36, of Niagara-on-the-Lake has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, public mischief and failing to remain at the scene of a crime.

He was scheduled for a bail hearing today via video link to the courthouse in St. Catharines.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead investigator at 905-688-4111, option #3, extension #1009730.

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