Niagara Falls Fail to Remain Collision Investigation Leads to Firearm Charges

On July 31, 2022, at approximately 3:01am 2 District – Niagara Falls uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision in the city of Niagara Falls.

Officers arrived on scene and met with the male driver of a white BMW.  The driver sustained minor injuries and was treated by Niagara Emergency Medical Services paramedics.

The initial investigation determined that the white BMW had been stopped for a traffic signal at the intersection of Lundy’s Lane at Kalar Road.  The BMW was suddenly rear ended by a silver Mercedes.  The Mercedes drove around the BMW and struck a stone wall before coming to a stop.  The male driver and two females were seen running from the car.

Responding officers began searching the area.  A NRPS K9 Unit with Police Service Dog (PSD) Maverick attended the area and began a track for the driver.  At 3:30am, officers located and arrested the driver as he ran from a Pitton Road backyard away from PSD Maverick.  A search of the suspect following his arrest located a loaded black Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol hidden under his sweater.

Allan Kenroy Mason (29 years) of Hannon Ontario, has been arrested and charged with the offences of:

Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition Possession of a Prohibited Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized Carrying a Concealed Weapon Carry Firearm in a Careless Manner Impaired Operation – Exceed Blood Alcohol Concentration

Mason was held in custody for a video bail hearing to be held on August 1, 2022.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact 2 District detectives by calling 905-688-4111, extension 1009494.

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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