Police warn of 'crime spree' across southern Ontario

Sep 28, 2017

Niagara Regional Police say they are hunting for a man and a woman in what they are calling a "crime spree" across southern Ontario.

Kevin Stapleford-Francalanza (left) and Rachel Hayden are wanted by Southern Ontario police services.
Credit Niagara Regional Police Service

Kevin Stapleford-Francalanza and Rachel Hayden, both with "significant connections" to the Niagara Region/St. Catharines area, are wanted on a number of charges ranging from vehicle and gas theft to shoplifting. Police say the couple is linked to more than two dozen incidents since mid-August.

In one incident on September 26 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, authorities allege several police and civilian vehicles were damaged as the pair evaded arrest.

The 24-year-old man and 22-year-old woman are wanted by police in several communities, including Halton Region, Brantford, Waterloo Region, Guelph and London. They are considered "a risk to the public" and police advise calling 911 if either suspect is seen.