A Welland woman reported threats from a man armed with a handgun yesterday. It resulted in the arrest of two men in a Grimsby store.
Niagara police (NRPS) are treating the incident as a domestic violence case. At approximately 6:20 pm Wednesday uniform officers were called to a residence in the area of Wellington Street and Tanguay Ave in Welland. A woman at the home reported she had received threats from a man armed with a handgun. She was not physically harmed.
Prior to police arrival, two men had fled the home, NRPS said in a news release.
At approximately 8 pm, the vehicle was located in a parking lot in the area of Main Street West and Livingston Ave in Grimsby. Members of the Emergency Task Unit, K9 Unit, and numerous uniform officers responded. The men were located in a nearby store and arrested without incident. The handgun has not been located at this time.
A 27-year-old man from Scarborough has been arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Unlawfully in a Dwelling House
- Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
- Uttering Threats
- Disobey Court Order
A 25-year-old man from Welland was also arrested and is facing the following charges:
- Dangerous Operation
- Fail to Comply with Release Order
- Fail to Comply with Probation Order
The identity of the two accused men is not being released at this time. Police said this is to avoid identifying the victim.
The investigation remains ongoing by detectives from the Domestic Violence Unit. Police ask anyone with information to call 905-688-4111, extension 1025610.