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    Tweet revenge: Demers says Marineland called cops over Twitter post

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Marineland and animal rights activist Phil Demers have been talking at each other, through their lawyers, for the past six years.

    But it took just six words to bring the police to his door this week, Demers says: “Life is short, steal a walrus.”

    He put out the six-word Twitter post Tuesday evening and by noon the next day Niagara Regional Police officers were at his home in Chippawa.

    Tourism operator credits casino patrol unit

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    An incident that occurred during the long weekend at an attraction on Clifton Hill is just another example of how important the Niagara Regional Police’s casino patrol unit is to the Niagara Falls tourism core, says Niagara Clifton Group president Charlie Burland.

    Burland, whose family has owned property on the north side of Clifton Hill for about 90 years, said fire alarms at his haunted house attraction went off around 1:40 a.m. Saturday.

    Burland said he has hundreds of security cameras throughout his properties and footage showed one male in a group of young men grabbed a fire extinguisher in the middle of the haunted house and shot it off.

    Fire at Niagara Falls motel

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Police continue to investigate a fire they say was deliberately set Tuesday at a Lundy’s Lane motel in Niagara Falls.

    Niagara Regional Police said they responded to a working fire at the Value Inn at approximately 5:30 p.m.

    They said the fire was quickly extinguished and damage was contained to one room. The motel was vacant and not in operation at the time of the fire.

    Three arrested for passing fake US currency in Niagara Falls

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    From Niagara This Week:

    Niagara Regional Police have arrested three people from Toronto who allegedly passed counterfeit U.S. currency in the Clifton Hill area of Niagara Falls.

    On Monday, Aug. 15, police were called to Clifton Hill for a report of a man passing off a counterfeit U.S. $50 bill.

    The lone suspect was found by police and arrested. Upon the man’s arrest, police found him to be in possession of several other counterfeit U.S. $50 bills.

    Opening day demonstration at Marineland

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    On one side of the chain link fence families were lined up to enjoy a day of fun and activities at Marineland. On the other side of the fence were hundreds of animal activists voicing their concerns about the treatment and captivity of animals.

    Keeping a close eye on the situation were Niagara Regional Police who were kept busy directing traffic and making sure things remained peaceful.

    The annual opening day demonstration at Marineland began at 11 a.m. on Saturday and continued until about 2 p.m. with closing remarks by a number of the participants.

    “Opening day is always one of the larger protests and right now we have about 300 people that have come to join us,” said Mike Garrett, organizer and long-time anti captivity advocate from the Niagara area.

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    Weapons threat at Niagara Falls convention centre

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    From Canoe.ca:

    Police were probing a possible security threat at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Friday evening.

    A call of a man with a weapon and a bomb at the convention centre was made to U.S. police around 6:30 p.m. Friday. The U.S. authorities alerted Niagara Regional Police to the call.

    Police are searching the building and reviewing video surveillance to determine if there is truth to the call.

    This was last Friday. Nothing was found.

    Animal activist calls Marineland lawsuit ‘frivolous’

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    From Niagara This Week:

    An animal rights activist who filed a complaint with Niagara Regional Police after a confrontation with Marineland owner John Holer has dismissed a lawsuit filed against him by the park.

    “Their Statement of Claim is frivolous and has almost nothing to do with me, personally,” Mike Garrett said after he was served with court documents informing him the 52-year-old theme park is seeking $1.5 million — general damages of $1 million and punitive damages of $500,000. “In their claim, Marineland makes numerous absurd and false allegations about myself.”

    International tug-of-war takes over Rainbow Bridge

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    From the Niagara Gazette:

    A team consisting of Niagara Falls Police, Niagara County Sheriff’s deputies and New York State Police participated Saturday in the International Police Tug-Of-War against the Niagara Regional Police from Canada, held at the international border line at the center of the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

    NPC probe finds no criminal activity

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    From Niagara This Week:

    A year-long investigation by two law enforcement agencies into activities of the Niagara Parks Commission has failed to turn up any evidence of wrongdoing.

    The joint forces investigation by the Niagara Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police was launched in the fall of 2011 as a result of public complaints. The probe centered on allegations of impropriety during past procurement of goods and services within the Commission.

    Whale of a police escort for U.S.-bound killer whale

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    From the Toronto Star:

    Ikaika the killer whale was escorted out of the country in a procession worthy of a head of state.

    A witness said he counted at least 14 Niagara Regional Police cruisers, with lights flashing, two transport trucks and a crane slowly escorting the 9-year-old male orca from Marineland toward Hamilton airport on the QEW on Saturday evening.

    John (Ringo) Beam, manager of Rempel Maximum Ice Services in Niagara Falls, said he joked to some of the orca’s escorts that the procession from the amusement park around 9 p.m. seemed a tad excessive.

    “I said, ‘It’s a whale, not a head of state,’” Beam said Sunday. “It was overkill.”

    The departure of Ikaika, also called “Ike,” comes at the end of a nasty custody dispute between the Marineland amusement park in Niagara Falls and SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla.

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