Bomb threat in Port Dalhousie leads to an arrest

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Niagara Regional Police Service press release – On Monday, September 7, 2020, at approximately 11:50 p.m., 1 District (St. Catharines) Uniform Officers, St. Catharines Fire and Emergency Medical Services, attended the Port Dalhousie Marina, in response to a bomb threat.

The Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) received an anonymous call reporting that there was a bomb at the Port Dalhousie Marina that was expected to go off.

An evacuation of the marina was initiated and uniform officers investigated the truth of the complaint. A search of the marina revealed there was no real threat of a bomb and no threat to the public’s safety.

As a result of the investigation, detectives were able to identify a suspect.

Michael Mitchell (60 years old) of Niagara Falls, was arrested and charged with the alleged following offence of:

  • Public Mischief Contrary Section 140(1)(c) of the Criminal Code

Mitchell was released on a Form 10 – Undertaking and is expected to appear at court on November 17, 2020, at the Robert S.K Welch Courthouse, located at 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police at 905-688-4111 ext. 4322.