Firearms recovered after break and enter suspects arrested in Niagara


Published February 4, 2023 at 4:27 pm

Niagara Police have taken two suspects into custody after finding a connection with a collision to a nearby break and enter.

On Friday (Feb. 3) at approximately 10 p.m., Niagara Regional Police responded to a call of a single motor vehicle collision near Nicolas St/Riselay Ave in the town of Fort Erie.

Officers say a grey Toyota Prius was located in a ditch with two people inside. The driver and passenger did not appear to have suffered any injuries.

Further investigations revealed that a break and enter was also reported minutes apart from the collision at a nearby residential address.

Police say that the two occupants in the Toyota Prius committed the break and enter and while fleeing the scene, lost control of the vehicle and drove into a ditch.

During a search incident that led to arrest, officers say they found stolen property from the break and enter. In addition, two unloaded firearms were recovered which did not belong to the victims.

35-year-old Adrian Paul Anthony De Barrons of Port Colborne and 30-year-old Lyle Steven Biljetina of Fort Erie are charge with several offences, including break and enter and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Both the suspects are held of a bail hearing scheduled to take place on Feb. 4, 2023 in the City of Hamilton.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the lead detective at 905-688-4111.

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