Man struck by pistol, woman threatened in Thorold


Published June 24, 2024 at 7:10 pm

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A 39-year-old Thorold man has been arrested in connection with an assault with a weapon and multiple other weapon charges.

Niagara Regional Police responded to an assault call in the area of Pine Street North and Albert Street West around 9:50 a.m. on Sunday (June 23) in Thorold and allege a man struck another man with a pistol.

“(An) investigation revealed that a male and female were at this location when a male suspect walked up to the male victim and struck him in the head with a pistol (and) then threatened to do the same to the female,” said Niagara police.

Police were able to identify the man and after issuing a warrant on Monday discovered a shotgun, ammunition, and two soft handguns.

Jonathan V. Barry, 39, of Thorold was arrested and has been charged with the following offences:

  • Two counts of assault with a weapon
  • Careless storage of a firearm
  • Ammunition: careless storage
  • Firearm: tampering with a serial number
  • Firearm: use while committing offence
  • Firearm: unauthorized possession
  • Firearm: knowledge of unauthorized possession
  • Firearm: three counts of possession contrary to order
  • Disobeying court order

Berry was held in custody pending a bail hearing that was expected to take place Monday (June 24) at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact Niagara police at 905-688-4111, option 3, ext. 1009711.

To provide information anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara at 1-800-222-8477 or online at

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