Police in Niagara region say an officer has been charged with mischief.

Investigators did not release any details about the allegation.

They say a member of the public called police about an incident that happened in St. Catharines.

They say the accused has been a police officer for 21 years, and was off-duty at the time of the allegation is said to have occurred.

Sgt. David Bridel will appear in court on Tuesday.