Niagara Falls traffic stop leads to drugs, weapons charges for local man


Published January 4, 2022 at 10:51 am

A familiar face lead to some serious charges for a Niagara Falls man on New Years Day.

Niagara Police recognized a woman, who they knew had an outstanding arrest warrant, getting into a car in the Main Street and Ferry Street of Niagara Falls at 3:35 am and instantly approached the car.

Amanda L. Heinbecker, 37, of Toronto was charged with failure to show up for a court date. She was released on the scene with a future court day.

However, a male passenger was probably not happy that Heinbecker was recognized as the police knew him as well, remembering he was bound by court orders and clearly not in compliance.

A quick search of his belongings and the car turned up drug trafficking paraphernalia, $890 that the police believed to be crime cash, unidentified pills, four cell phones, a prohibited knife, concealed switchblade, pepper spray, a Beretta pistol, break and enter tools (bolt cutter and lock picks) and various pieces of suspected stolen property (photos below)

Daniel Bruce Davyes, 43, of Niagara Falls was charged with four counts of failing to comply with a release order, unauthorized possession of a weapon, possession of a drug for trafficking, possession of crime cash under $5,000, possession of a firearm in a vehicle, possession of a firearm without a licence, careless storage of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm, possess break-in tools and illegal firearm possession.

He was held in custody for a video bail hearing at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton on January 1 and then further held in custody for video today (January 4) at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

The investigating officers are trying to figure out the owners of the goods found on Davyes at the time of his arrest.  Officers believe it all stolen (photos below – a coin collection, collector’s spoons, cufflinks).

Anyone who may have information about Davyes, this incident or the owners of the property are asked to contact 2 District detectives at 905-688-4111, extension 1009667.

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