On July 26, 2022, at approximately 7:27pm 5 District – Fort Erie uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a report of a disturbance at a group living facility in Fort Erie.
Officers arrived on scene in the area of Eastwood Avenue and Glenolden Lane and met with staff. The initial investigation determined that a male resident had become angry with a female staff member. He grabbed her wrist, spat on her, and threatened her. The staff member hid behind a locked door that the male then tried to kick in ($500 damage). The male suspect then ran from the scene prior to officers arriving.
An officer located the suspect a short distance away on foot at approximately 8:00pm. When the officer told the male he was under arrested the suspect took up a fighting stance and charged the officer. The officer deployed a conducted energy weapon (AKA “Taser”), which caused the suspect to fall. As the officer attempted to handcuff the suspect, he punched the officer in the face repeatedly. With the assistance of a bystander and a second officer the male suspect was handcuffed and secured. During the arrest the suspect verbally threatened the officer.
The officer and female victim suffered minor injuries.
Jeffrey Tyler Canning (41 years) of Fort Erie has been arrested and charged with the Criminal Code offences of:
Assault Utter Threats Mischief Under $5000 Assault Police with Intent to Resist Arrest Engage in Conduct to Impede Performance of Justice Duties Breach Probation
Canning was held in custody for a video bail hearing that took place at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse (59 Church St., St. Catharines) on July 27, 2022. He was held in custody and will reappear on July 28, 2022.
Anyone who may have information have information about this incident is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009339.
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