Male Arrested on Multiple Weapon Charges in Thorold

On June 23, 2024, at approximately 9:50am, 1 District (St. Catharines/Thorold) uniform officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service  attended the area of Pine Street N and Albert Street W, in the City of Thorold in response to an assault call.

Investigation revealed that a male and a female were at this location when a male suspect walked up to the male and struck him in the head with a pistol then threatened to do the same to the female.

As a result of the investigation detectives were able to identify the male suspect.

On June 24, 2024, detectives executed a warrant and seized the following items:

Shotgun Ammunition 2 airsoft handguns

Jonathan V Barry (39 years old) of Thorold was arrested and charged with the following offences:

Assault with a weapon (2 Counts) Careless storage of firearm Ammunition: Careless storage Firearm: Tampering with serial number Firearm: Use while committing offence Firearm: Unauthorized possession Firearm: Knowledge of unauthorized possession Firearm: Possession contrary to Order (3 Counts) Disobeying Court Order 

Barry was held in custody pending a bail hearing that is expected to take place on June 24, 2024, at the Robert S.K Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street in the City of St. Catharines.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1009711.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477 (tel:1-800-222-8477) (tel:1-800-222-8477 (tel:1-800-222-8477)).  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.