On January 31, 2022, at approximately 7:57PM 5 District – Fort Erie uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a disturbance call in the Town of Fort Erie.
Officers arrived on scene and met with the victim, a man in his 60s. The initial investigation determined that the victim had been drinking with his adult son during the day. An argument developed that led to a physical altercation during which the victim was headbutted in the face and received other minor injuries. The victim did not require medical attention.
When the officers approached the residence in the area of Central Avenue and Bertie Street, the adult son suddenly charged from the front door of the house striking an officer causing them to fall from the porch. Officers on scene then attempted to arrest the man for the initial assault and the assault on the police officer. The man was struggling violently. While officers were subduing him, he bit an officer on the leg.
The man continued to struggle and be aggressive with officers during his transport to the NRPS Prisoner Management Unit in Niagara Falls.
The two officers received minor injuries. The officer who was bit attended a local hospital for treatment.
A 36-year-old Fort Erie man has been arrested and charged with the criminal offences of:
Assault Assault a Peace Officer (2 Counts)
The arrested man was held in custody for a bail hearing. He will appear via video link to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on February 1, 2022.
The NRPS is not releasing the name of the arrested man as to protect the identity of the victim.
Anyone with information about this incident can call 905-688-4111, extension 1022300.