CRIME SCENE: Cops smash suspected Niagara fentanyl ring

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Three Niagara men have been arrested and charged with a slew of drug offences following a six-month investigation. Detectives are also hunting a fourth suspect.

Cops say with the assistance of the Emergency Task Unit (ETU), a search warrant was executed at a residence in the area of Kenmir Ave. and Tanbark Rd. in the Town of Niagara on the Lake. During the raid one of the suspects allegedly fired a gun in the direction of officers.

Niagara Region Police seized more than 200 grams of fentanyl with a street value of over $ 61 000 along with a firearm. At a St. Catharines residence a third man was arrested and 44 grams of fentanyl with a street value of more than $13,000 was seized.

Charged are Mashie Harper, 28, and Pietre Cleghorn, 34, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Rohan Chand, 34, of St. Catharines. Police have also issued a warrant for David McComb, 27,  of St. Catharines.

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Two men have been arrested following a Saturday night stabbing at Ashbridge’s Bay Park. According to cops, officers were called to the east end park near Lake Shore B;vd. and Coxwell Ave. just before 9:20 p.m.

The victim was taken to hospital in serious but non-life-threatening condition. The suspects were arrested at the scene.

According to cops, the incident may have been triggered by people firing Roman candles into the crowd causing a fight. During the spat, a suspect produced “an edged weapon” and allegedly stabbed a boy, 16, several times.

Livingston Bromwell, 24, of St. Catharines, was arrested by officers and is charged with attempted murder. Officers are arrested two boys, 16, and charged them with assault with a weapon for targeting the crowd with fireworks.


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Cops arrested and charged a Toronto man for firing four shots with this gun at another man.
Cops arrested and charged a Toronto man for firing four shots with this gun at another man. Photo by HANDOUT /TORONTO POLICE


A 45-year-old Toronto man has been arrested in connection with a gun incident at an encampment at Allan A. Lamport Stadium.

Cops say that on Friday morning two men became involved in a dispute with the suspect having the last word when he drew his gun and allegedly fired “four or five shots” towards the other man. The victim was seen grabbing his neck while he fled the scene as others in the vicinity scrambled for safety.

Basil Ghattas, 45, has been arrested and faces a number of charges, including discharging an air gun with intent to wound.


Gunfire erupted across the city early Sunday morning sending three people to hospital.

According to cops, around 5:11 a.m. a 22-year-old man arrived at a Scarborough hospital with gunshot wounds described as serious. Then, at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, a woman, 26, who is believed to have been injured in the same incident showed up at Sunnybrook Hospital.


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Detectives told CP24 the pair were shot during what they described as a “reasonably sized party” in an industrial area in the Markham Rd. and Finch Ave. W. area.

Then, at 2:22 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of King St. W. and Dunn Ave. area for another shooting. Numerous shots were fired and a male was hit. He was taken to hospital in serious condition. Cops are looking for a white male in his 20’s wearing a black balaclava, green tracksuit and riding a bicycle in relation.

Recognize him? Call the cops.
Recognize him? Call the cops. Photo by HANDOUT /HRPS


Halton Regional Police say that on May , this man entered an unoccupied vehicle near New St. and Appleby Line in Burlington between  2 a.m. and 5 a.m. He stole a number a number of credit cards belonging to the victim.  About 5:45 a.m., the suspect purchased a number of items with the stolen cards at a nearby gas station.

If you have any information on this case, please contact the HRPS or Crime Stoppers.


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