Violent weekend in Niagara Falls

A 31 year old man faces a slew of charges after two incidents involving a weapon in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Feb. 25 and Sunday, Feb. 28.

Niagara Regional Police said the first incident involving David Shirley took place just after 4 p.m. Saturday on Sixth Ave. in Niagara Falls.

Officers were called about an assault, and information received about a weapon being involved brought out the Emergency Task Unit. NRP Logo

The home was secured and eventually cleared by officers but the suspect, Shirley, had fled prior to police’s arrival. Police believed he was still in possession of a weapon.
The assault victim was taken to hospital, treated for her injuries and released. 

Sunday, Feb. 26, at 8:30 a.m., police were called when it was alleged Shirley discharged a firearm at another residence in Niagara Falls and then fled the scene.

Just two hours later, police arrested Shirley, without incident, at a motel in Niagara Falls.

Shirley, who has a bail hearing on Monday, Feb. 27, faces numerous charges for both incidents.
His charges are as follows:
Assault with a Weapon (x2)
Forcible Confinement
Utter Threats
Assault Cause Bodily Harm
Careless Use of a Firearm
Unauthorized Possession of a Restricted Firearm
Unauthorized Possession of Ammunition
Restricted firearm with readily accessible ammunition capable of being discharged in said firearm and was not the holder of an authorization or licence under which he may possess the said firearm in that place
Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Prohibition Order
Breach of Probation (x2)
Attempted Murder
Break & Enter to commit the indictable offence of Assault with a Weapon
Using a Firearm in the Commission of an offence
Possession of a Firearm knowing it’s possession is Unauthorized
Possession of a Weapon contrary to Prohibition Order
Careless storage of a Firearm
Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
Discharge a Firearm into a place in a reckless manner
Breach of Probation

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be laid, said police.
Multiple assaults in Niagara Falls

A group of men assaulted a number of people in a 10 minute span in the Fallsview Blvd. area Friday, Feb. 24.

Niagara Regional Police said the first incident took place at 9:35 p.m. when a couple, walking on Portage Rd. near Fallsview Blvd., were approached by a group of male suspects. One of the suspects attempted to rob a man and assaulted him with a weapon. The man received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment. 
At 9:40 p.m., a couple were standing on a terrace located at the rear of the Embassy Suites Hotel, 6700 Fallsview Blvd., when the same group of suspects approached them couple and violently assaulted a man in an unprovoked attack. The man received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment.
At 9:45 p.m., the same group of suspects approached a lone man standing in the area of Dixon St. at Fallsview Blvd. The man was assaulted with a weapon in an unprovoked attack, received non-life threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment. 
The suspects in all three incidents are described as being 18 to 25 years of age, wearing hoodies and baggy pants.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. a male victim was walking on Stanley Ave. near Main St. when he was approached by a lone male suspect. The suspect assaulted the victim and stole personal property from him. The suspect is described as black, early 20’s, with a medium build.  No injuries were reported.
These incidents are all under investigation by detectives and are asking anyone with information to contact them at 905-688-4111, extension 2200.

Woman killed in collision in Niagara Falls

Niagara Regional Police said a young woman was killed following a two-vehicle collision on Taylor Rd. at Mountain Rd. Friday, Feb. 24.

Police, Niagara Falls Fire and Emergency Services and Niagara EMS paramedics all responded to the call at 10:42 p.m.

An initial investigation revealed that a westbound Honda, being operated by a male and carrying four female passengers, was attempting to make a left turn onto Taylor Rd.  At the same time a northbound Chevy came into collision with the Honda within the intersection.
All five occupants of the Honda were transported to hospital with varying degrees of injuries. Two occupants were treated and released, another two occupants suffered serious injuries and remain in hospital in serious but stable condition and the fifth occupant was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition and later succumbed to her injuries.
Police arrested the driver of the Chevy at the scene and charged her with impaired driving.

Kimberly Servos, 32, of Thorold, faces charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death, two counts of impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, one count of operating of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol in excess of 80 and causing death, and one count of operating of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol in excess of 80 and causing bodily harm.
This collision remains under investigation and any witnesses with information are asked to contact police at 905-688-4111, extension 5500.


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