Grimsby man facing new charges a month after May arrest

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Published June 24, 2021 at 5:02 pm

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A Grimsby man is facing new charges after first being arrested by Niagara Regional Police back in May.

Police say that after an ongoing investigation found damages to new cars at Grimsby Ford, Kia and Chrysler lots, officers linked them to a man initially arrested on May 25. Damages to the cars are believed to be in excess of $17,000.

Travis Jacob Walters, 33, has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm and mischief under $5,000.

Police say detectives first apprehended the accused in the South Service and Industrial Road late in May when reports of a suspicious car were phoned into the station.

Area residents followed a 2016 red Hyundai Tucson allegedly “driving in a suspicious manner” to an Industrial Road parking lot.

When an officer arrived on the scene, he approached the driver who allegedly was in possession of a black Gamo Swarm Fusion 10x GEN 2 air rifle.

Air guns that have high muzzle velocities (over 500 feet per second), following expert examination may be deemed to be firearms for purposes of both the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code of Canada.

He was also alleged to be in possession of crystal methamphetamine at the time.

Initially, he was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm; possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; unauthorized possession in a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled drug.

Police allege that the accused is connected to the damages at the three car lots.

Walters has been held in custody and will attend a bail hearing today (June 24).

The charges have not yet been proven in court. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 1009935.

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