Male Arrested with Firearm Charges in St. Catharines

In June of 2024, 1 District (St. Catharines/Thorold) Street Crime detectives with the assistance of the ROPE unit with the Niagara Regional Police Service began a firearm investigation involving a male suspect.

On June 12th, 2024 Members of the 1 District Street Crime Unit were granted judicial authorization to enter and search a residence in the area of Wallace Street and Powerview Avenue, in the City of St. Catharines.

At 9:45pm, detectives executed the search warrant and located a 12-gauge Mossberg that was loaded with 5 shotgun shells, a modified Glock firearm, a pen gun, numerous brands of ammunition and 9 ounces of cocaine.

Dalshan M. BAINES (42 years old) of St. Catharines was arrested and charged with the following offences:

Careless Storage of Firearm (2 Counts) Possess Forearm without Holding a Licence (2 Counts) Possession of Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order Possess Firearm other then Restricted or Prohibited   Fail to Comply with Probation Order Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm knowingly not Holding a Firearm

BAINES was held in custody pending a bail hearing that is expected to take place on June 13, 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. 1002200.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can 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 which leads to an arrest.


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