On February 5, 2022, 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers and detectives with 1 District and detectives with 1 District Street Crime began an investigation into an incident that occurred in the area of Tara Crescent and Commerford Street, in the City of Thorold.
Investigation revealed that a female had answered her door when multiple unknown males pushed themselves into her home and held a knife to her throat.
The female victim did not sustain any physical injuries.
As a result of the investigation detectives were able to identify a suspect and place him under arrest.
Zachary Durant (26 years old) of no fixed address, was charged with the following offences of
Forcible Confinement Assault with a Weapon Break and Enter Dwelling House Uttering Threats Pointing a Firearm
Durant was held in custody pending a bail hearing.
This appears to be a targeted incident.
At this time police believe other unknown parties were involved in the incident.
Anyone with information, who may have been in the area or who may have video surveillance is asked to contact Detective Constable Gordon at 905-688-4111, ext. 1008429 or Crime Stoppers with further information.