Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 10, Niagara Regional Police 8 District (Grimsby) officers were called to a residence at about 3 p.m. on John Street in Grimsby, for a report of a domestic disturbance and threats complaint.
Initial investigation revealed that a 36 year-old-man had just left from the residence with his 5-year-old son.
Detectives investigating the initial incident formed grounds for the arrest of the man in relation to uttering threats towards an adult female.
Through investigative techniques, uniform officers were able to determine the general area of the suspect’s moving vehicle.
At approximately 4:25 p.m., the vehicle was seen by officers near the border of Thorold and Niagara Falls. The vehicle was observed driving in an erratic manner. Officers followed the vehicle around Niagara Falls from a safe distance until such time as they could attempt to stop it in the area of Lundy’s Lane and Beachwood Road. The suspect vehicle collided with an Ontario Provincial Police Patrol car that was assisting in the investigation. The man was subsequently arrested.
Officers located the child in the suspect car. He was uninjured. He was transported to a local hospital for a precautionary assessment.
A 36 year-old-man of no fixed address was arrested and charged with the alleged offences of:
• Uttering Threats (Spousal)
• Take Auto without Consent
• Break and Enter With Intent
• Abduction in Contravention to Custody Order
• Drive while Prohibited – fail to complete remedial
• Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
• Flight From Police
• Utter Threats
The accused man is being held in custody pending a bail hearing, that is expected to take place on today, Sept.11 at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church St., in St. Catharines.
The identity of the accused man is not being released as it would lead to the identification of the victim and witnesses in this matter.
The investigation is led by detectives from the 8 District detective office. Detectives were assisted in this investigation by uniform officers from Grimsby, Welland, St. Catharines, the Traffic Enforcement Unit, Canine, Domestic Violence Unit, and the Child Abuse Unit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111 ext. 5400.
Niagara Regional Police, 8 District officers, were called to a residence on John Street in Grimsby for a report of a domestic disturbance.
Officers attended the scene and their initial investigation learned that a 36-year-old male had just left from the residence with his five-year-old son.
Officers have located the man and child in Niagara Falls. The man has been arrested. The child is safe, say police.
This investigation is ongoing. More details will be released as they become available.