Police hunts for suspect smashing car windows in Welland, Pelham


Published November 29, 2022 at 4:20 pm

Niagara Police believe this is the get-away car for the suspect smashing parked vehicles. (Photo: Niagara Police)

After 16 parked vehicles in Welland and Pelham had their windows smashed by a suspect early this morning (November 29), the hunt is on to catch him.

Niagara Police say between 1 am and 2:30 am, the suspect targeted the following areas in Welland:

–  Autumn Crescent / Oakcrest Avenue

–  Heritage Lane / Countryside Drive

These areas in Pelham were also hit:

–  Rolling Meadows Boulevard / Vista Drive / Berkwood Place

–  Cherry Ridge Boulevard / Sandra Drive

–  Oakridge Boulevard / Concord Street

With the assistance of area residents, police got some surveillance footage of the suspect and the vehicle they think is the get-away car.

The suspect is described as a white male with a thin build, wearing a winter jacket with the hood up. He is believed to be using a tool to smash the windows, such as a hammer, wrench or crowbar.

The car is described as a dark colour, four door sedan that might possibly be a Honda Civic. (See below.)

Police are asking residents in the above neighbourhoods to review their closed-circuit television (CCTV) for any footage that may assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009395.

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