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St. Catharines man charged with multiple break-and-enters

Police say 31-year-old suspect broke into a gas station kiosk, and that further investigation linked him to two more break-and-enters and one theft
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On Sept. 19, 2022, at 6:39 a.m., Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 1 District (St. Catharines/Thorold) responded to a gas station kiosk in the area of Ontario Street and Pleasant Avenue in the City of St. Catharines regarding a break and enter.

Upon arrival, officers reviewed the closed-circuit television (CCTV) and identified the suspect. As officers proceeded to the last known residence of the suspect, he was located and arrested at 7 a.m., approximately one km from the break and enter.

Detectives assigned to the 1 District Street Crime Unit continued the investigation and linked the suspect to two additional break and enters and one theft investigation. After receiving judicial authorization, detectives executed a search warrant at the suspects residence and recovered stolen items.

Raven Tempest, 31, of St. Catharines has been charged with:

• Break and enter into a non-dwelling (three counts)

• Theft under $5000

• Fail to comply with probation order

Tempest is being held for a bail hearing scheduled to take place on Sept. 20, 2022, via video link to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse located at 59 Church St. in the City of St. Catharines.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111, option #3, ext. #1009571.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to 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 that leads to an arrest.