Niagara Falls man charged after pistol-whipping another man


Published November 10, 2021 at 1:14 pm

A Niagara Falls man has been charged by Niagara Police after pistol-whipping a victim.

On November 8 at 8 pm, the police descended on a home in the Ontario Avenue and Seneca Street after hearing about an assault in progress.

Police said as the victim was leaving the house of an acquaintance, the suspect brought out a weapon to corner him. A fight broke out and the victim was hit repeatedly in the face. While getting only mild injuries, the victim got away while the suspect continued to threaten him with a gun.

The police got a search warrant for the suspect’s home where they found the firearm was actually a “pistol style pellet gun.”

Sandro Tomazinic, 28, of Niagara Falls has been charged with assault using a weapon, uttering threats, forcible confinement, robber, use of an imitation gun and failure to comply with a release order.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing via video link to the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines yesterday and was held in custody, pending a second hearing Friday (November 12).

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, extension #1022200

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