Pizza Restaurant Employee Injured During Niagara Falls Robbery – ARRESTED

On November 24th, 2022, at 6:30pm Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) officers assigned to 2 District (Niagara Falls / Niagara on-the-Lake) were on active patrol in the area of Victoria Avenue and Morrison Street when an individual matching the description of the suspect involved in the armed robbery that occurred at a pizza restaurant located in the area of Drummond Road and Lundy’s Lane on November 23rd, 2022, at 10:41pm was observed.

After engaging the individual and confirming it was indeed the wanted armed robbery suspect, officers placed him under arrest at 6:36pm.

Waase BALLARD (21 years) of Mississauga has been arrested and charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

                • Robbery

                • Assault causing bodily harm

                • Assault with a weapon

                • Possession of a weapon

                • Fail to comply with probation order

BALLARD is being held for a bail hearing scheduled to occur on November 25th, 2022, via video link to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse located at 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the lead detective by dialing 905-688-4111, dial option #3, extension #1009315.

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


Incident #22-133765


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