On Wednesday, September 16th, at approximately 12:30am, 2 District (Niagara Falls) Uniform Officers, attended the area of Willmott Street and Second Avenue, in the City of Niagara Falls, for reports of an assault.

When officers arrived, they discovered a 30 year old male, with injuries.  The male was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

On September 16th, 2020, the suspect was arrested.

Justin Yates (33 years old) of Niagara Falls, was arrested and charged with the alleged following offences of:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Fail to comply with probation order

Yates was held in custody, pending a bail hearing, expected to take place on Thursday, September 16th, 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. 2200.