Niagara Police investigate after suspected bear spray discharged in crowd at Fenwick Fair
Published June 1, 2022 at 8:57 am
Niagara Regional Police are investigating after suspected Bear spray was discharged in a crowd of people at the Fenwick Fair over the weekend.
According to police, the incident happened Saturday night (May 28) at around 9:30 p.m. when officers were called to Centennial Park in Pelham.
“Upon arrival, officers determined an aerosol spray, (possibly bear deterrent), was discharged into a crowd of people,” police said in a press release issued Wednesday (June 1).
“Eight victims have come forward, ranging in age from 12 years to 42 years of age.”
Police said the injuries sustained were minor in nature.
The suspect, who is wanted for assault with a weapon, is described as follows:
- Male, 16 to 17 years
- 5’11” tall
- Thin build
- Wearing black pants
- Wearing a grey Nike sweatshirt
- Wearing black air force shoes
- Wearing a black ski mask
Detectives from NRPS 3 District have assumed carriage of the investigation and are asking anyone with information or who may have been at the Fenwick Fair during the time of the incident to come forward.
The lead detective in the case can be reached at 905-688-4111, dial option #3, extension #1009077.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising