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Couple wanted in connection with crime spree

They are considered to be a risk to public safety and should not be approached
2017-09-29 wanted Stapleford-Francalanza and Hayden
Kevin Stapleford-Francalanza and Rachel Hayden. Photos provided by Guelph Police Service



On Wednesday Sept. 20, 2017 it was reported to Guelph Police that a male and a female entered an area supermarket on Sept. 18 and walked out with a television.

Since that time, these suspects have been involved multiple incidents in different jurisdictions and have been identified. The two are currently wanted for theft charges in Guelph.

The Niagara Regional Police Service has issued the following warning:

Niagara Regional Police are searching for a man and woman wanted in connection with a crime spree spanning across southern Ontario.

Twenty-four-year-old Kevin Stapleford-Francalanza and 22-year-old Rachel Hayden, both with significant connects to the Niagara Region/St. Catharines area, are wanted by several police services from across the southern Ontario area on a number of charges ranging from vehicle and gas theft to shoplifting.

Of the 25 known interactions during this crime spree spanning from Aug. 18, 2017 to Sept. 26, 2017, one instance of particular concern occurred on Sept. 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 Rachel Hayden, or if they are reading this, please contact a lawyer 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 Crime Stoppers 1 (800) 222-TIPS to be eligible for a cash reward.