Fort Erie Firearm Investigation Results in Arrest

On June 2nd, 2022, at 10:49am Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 5 District (Fort Erie) responded to the area of Garrison Road and Crescent Road in the Town of Fort Erie regarding an individual operating a motor vehicle pointing a firearm.

Upon arrival, officers located the suspect who was seated inside a parked white Ford F-150 pick-up truck.  The suspect was subsequently arrested.  Two loaded replica pistols were located inside the vehicle.  The replica pistols have been seized by police.

Jonathan JONES (18 years) of Fort Erie is charged with the following Criminal Code offence:

• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

JONES has been released from custody and is scheduled to attend court on August 3rd, 2022, at 102 East Main Street, in the City of Welland.

Investigators are appealing to witnesses who may have been in the area of Garrison Road and Crescent Road, in the Town of Fort Erie at the time of the incident.  Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact the lead investigator at 905-688-4111, option #3, badge #1009803.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.


Incident #22-58648