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16-year-old charged in weapons investigation

Police were called after witness reported seeing the accused point a firearm at another person
2019-01-02 NRP replica handgun
Photo provided by Niagara Regional Police

On Jan. 1, 2019 at approximately 1:20 p.m., uniform officers from the 2 District Niagara Falls office of the Niagara Regional Police were called to the area of Doris Drive and Shaw Street for a report of person with a gun.

A member of the public called 911 to report seeing an argument and a man pointing a firearm at another person in the street. Uniform officers and members of the K9 Unit attended the area and established a perimeter in order to try and locate the suspect.

The subsequent K9 track by Police Service Dog Bronson and his handler Constable. John Krajcovic led officers to the area of Oldfield Road and Drummond Road. Two male youths were arrested for weapons related offences.

A 16-year-old male from Niagara Falls has been charged with the alleged offences of:

  • Pointing a firearm
  • Uttering threats

A 13-year-old male from Niagara Falls was released to a parent without charge.

Police recovered a replica handgun at the conclusion of the K9 track.

Under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the NRPS and members of the public are prohibited in publishing the youths identify.

The youth was held in custody pending a bailing hearing on today's date at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

This was a targeted incident.