Police hunting St. Catharines man in connection to weapons charges


Published May 18, 2023 at 4:07 pm

Getting a tip that a St. Catharines man had an illegal weapon, the Niagara Police paid a visit to his home yesterday (May 17) only to find out that he wasn’t there but the weapon certainly was.

Using a search warrant to get into the house in the Terrace Hill Rd. and Westchester Cres. area, the police were backed up by their Emergency Task Unit since a weapon was involved.

Once in there, they recovered a Smith & Wesson 554 revolver along with six 45 calibre rounds and one round of 9mm ammunition. Police believe the suspect knows he is wanted and had taken flight.

A warrant has been issued for Luke Mark Perron, 39, (shown below) of St. Catharines as he is wanted possession of a weapon contrary to his prohibition, possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm without a licence, possession of a restricted or prohibited firearm knowing he doesn’t have a licence and careless storage of a firearm.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts are asked to call the Niagara Police at 905-688-4111.  Anyone with information about this investigation are asked to call 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009536.

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