Niagara Falls Man Charged After Assaulting NRPS Officers

On October 6, 2021, at approximately 8:38PM an officer with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) Traffic Enforcement Unit stopped a car in the area of Lundy’s Lane and Kalar Road in Niagara Falls.  The officer stopped the car to investigate a possible impaired driver.

While standing at the side of the road with the driver an unknown man who had no connection to the traffic stop approached the officer.  The unknown man began to video record, yell, and swear at the officer.  The man was cautioned against obstructing the impaired investigation and told to move back.   The man suddenly spat in the officer’s face.

The man was told he was under arrest but resisted the officer and was able to make his way to the plaza on the southeast corner of the intersection.  The man continued to struggle and resist the officer and their back up. 

As more officers arrived on scene the man was handcuffed.  The man continued to struggle and refused to be placed into a police cruiser.  Once officers were able to get the man into the backseat, he continued to resist, and struggle to prevent the doors from being closed.  The man then kicked another officer in the chest.

Officers were able to secure the door for the man to be transported to the NRPS Prisoner Management Unit in Niagara Falls.

No officers were injured

William Bradley Prentice (45 years) of Niagara Falls has been arrested and charged with the following offences:

Obstruct Police Officer C.C 129 (A) Assault Police Officer C.C 270 (1)(A) (2 Counts) Resist Arrest C.C 129 (A) Breach of Probation C.C 733.1

Prentice was held in custody to attend a video bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on October 7, 2021.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact officers at 905-688-4111, extension 1022200.