Niagara Regional Police are searching for a man and woman wanted in connection with a crime spree spanning across Southern Ontario.
24 year old Kevin Stapleford-Francalanza and 22 year old Rachel Hayden, both with significant connections to the Niagara Region/St. Catharines area, are wanted by several police services on a number of charges ranging from vehicle and gas theft to shoplifting.
Of the 25 known interactions during this crime spree spanning from August 18, 2017 to September 26, 2017, one instance of particular concern occurred on September 26, 2017 in a Niagara on the Lake parking lot where the suspects damaged several police and civilian vehicles while attempting to evade arrest.
Stapleford-Francalanza and Hayden are considered to be a risk to public safety and should not be approached. If you see them, you are asked to call 911 immediately.
They are known to change vehicles frequently.
If you know or are in contact with Stapleford-Francalanza and 22 year old Rachel Hayden, or if they are reading this, please contact a lawyer and arrange for your peaceful and safe surrender.
Other police agencies involved include:
Ontario Provincial Police, Niagara
Ontario Provincial Police, Haldimand
Halton Regional Police Service
Brantford Police Service
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Guelph Police Service
London Police Service
Please see the attached wanted poster for more information.
Consider the use of CrimeStoppers 1 (800) 222-TIPS to be eligible for a cash reward.