Suspect wanted in St. Catharines hit-and-run has been arrested

Suspect Gage Young, has been found and arrested. Suspect Gage Young, has been found and arrested.

A Welland man sought by Niagara police has been arrested after he fled St. Catharines five days after an alleged car attack.

Gage Young, 21, was arrested after police received a tip that he was seen at a Niagara Falls residence near Mountain Road and the QEW.

He scheduled for a video bail hearing today at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

Police believe Young is connected to an alleged car attack on two pedestrians on Sept. 24. Niagara police reported that a man driving a black Chevrolet Cobalt struck two men, ages 25 and 23 years, and then hit a tree in the area of Court Street and Church Street in St. Catharines just before noon. Further investigation by police revealed that the collision was a deliberate attempt to strike one of the pedestrians. 

After crashing the car, the driver fled the scene on foot and was picked up by another vehicle, on Church Street, driven by a woman. She was later located by police and is unharmed.

The man was later seen by police in Fonthill in a white 2016 Hyundai Elantra that police believe was stolen from the area. The car was located in Niagara Falls the next day with significant front-end damage.

Officers also tailed the on the QEW driving toward Toronto at Appleby Line in Burlington but were unable to safely stop the vehicle.

After the alleged attack in St. Catharines, a 25-year-old pedestrian was transported to an out-of-area hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The 23-year-old pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

Young was wanted for the following alleged offenses: Assault with a weapon (two counts), fail to remain at the scene of an accident, dangerous drive, and theft of a motor vehicle.