On June 6, 2023, at 8:05pm, 2 District (Niagara Falls / Niagara on the Lake) uniform officers from the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) responded to a report of a man armed with a rifle in Niagara Falls.
Officers attended a parking lot on Drummond Road near Dunn Street. The initial information received was that a male had exited a black BMW SUV in a parking lot and was holding, manipulating, pointing, and loading a large capacity rifle.
When the officers located the BMW the male was still holding the rifle. He was arrested at gun point. While being placed in the rear of the police vehicle for transport the male became violent and physically refused to enter the vehicle. In the struggle the male kicked two officers in chest. The male was eventually secured in the police vehicle.
The rifle was determined to be a replica firearm. The replica rifle was a completely black Airsoft “carbine” rifle with a working slide and removable magazines. There was no indication that the rifle was a replica (e.g., orange tip).
Officers located a black satchel in the BMW. In the satchel officers located and seized the following:
3.5g grams of suspected blue Fentanyl 2.7g grams of suspected pink Fentanyl 2.5g grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine 7.5g grams of suspected Cocaine $4150 CDN Currency
Jordan John Apps (45 yrs.) of Fort Erie has been arrested and charged with the criminal offences of:
Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Purpose Assault Peace Officer (2 Counts) Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Fentanyl) (2 Counts) Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Crystal Methamphetamine) Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Cocaine) Possession of Proceeds of Property Obtained by Crime Under 5000
Apps was held in custody for a video bail hearing to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines on June 7, 2023.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-0688-4111, option 3, extension 1022200.
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