Niagara police try to ID man they believe followed a child home from a park


Published November 2, 2022 at 7:09 pm

The entrance to Sugar Bowl Park in Fort Erie - via Google Maps.

Niagara Regional Police are on the lookout for a man they believe followed a child home from a park in Fort Erie.

On October 31, a man showed up at a house near Catherine St. and Central Ave., a largely residential area of town that’s also home to a child care centre.

When the officers arrived at the home, they learned that this same man had twice come to the house to see if the child made it home from the park, where they were spending time with some friends.

Investigators believe the man followed the child home from Sugar Bowl Park down Central Ave toward Gilmore Rd.

The man identified himself as “Patrick” when the child’s parents asked who he was. Police describe Patrick as white, aged 25 to 35, weighing about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and a brown beard.

When last seen he was wearing a baseball cap, blue jeans and a green jacket emblazoned with “Community Watch.” He was riding a grey bicycle at the time.

The case has been assigned to detectives to the case. They believe “Patrick” is frequenting the Sugar Bowl Park area

They encourage anyone in the area with CCTV setups to review their footage. Anyone with information about the man’s identity can call the lead detective at  905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009369 or Crime Stoppers at


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