On Saturday, February 19, 2022, at 4:15 pm, 1 District (St. Catharines) uniform officers were on general patrol in the area of Manchester Avenue and Hampstead Place in the City of St. Catharines.
At 4:18 pm, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a multi colored Infinity sedan however the vehicle did not stop.
The Infiniti sedan eventually pulled into a parking space in the area of Manchester Avenue and Whitmore Street, when a female passenger exited the vehicle and fled the scene.
Officers approached the vehicle and located a male in the driver seat as well as Canadian currency wrapped in a rubber band and a bullet proof vest in plain view.
As a result the driver was arrested.
Calvin Matthew J. Kostuk (25 years old) of Simcoe, Ontario was arrested and charged with the following offences of:
Possession of Restricted Firearm Possession of Restricted Firearm Knowing Possession Unauthorized Possession of Restricted Firearm with Ammunition Careless Storage of Firearm Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle
Further search led officers to locate and seize a loaded 40 calibre Ruger handgun.
While on-scene the female passenger returned to the vehicle and was placed under arrest.
Victoria Ann Harvey (27 years old) of St. Catharines, was arrested and charged with the following offences of:
Possession of Restricted Firearm Possession of Restricted Firearm Knowing Possession Unauthorized Possession of Restricted Firearm with Ammunition (Loaded) Careless Storage of Firearm Section Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle
Harvey and Kostuk were held in custody pending a bail hearing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, ext. 1022200.