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Man charged with committing indecent act in public

The 52-year-old man entered a business in West Lincoln, where police say he committed an indecent act in front of female staff members
20220404 Niagara Regional Police cruiser

On Sept. 23, 2022, 8 District – Grimsby uniform officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service responded to a business in West Lincoln for a report of an indecent act.

Officers met with staff who reported that on Sept. 22, a man entered their business. While in the business, the man was observed by female staff members committing an indecent act. The man quickly left the business. The man was subsequently identified, and on Sept. 25, he was arrested.

William Vanbrederode, 52, of Lincoln, has been charged with:

  • Commit an Indecent Act in a public place 173(1) CC

Vanbrederode was held in custody and attended a video bail hearing on Sept. 26 at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1009747.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.