Police says Lincoln man’s attempted murder charges dropped to aggravated assault

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Published May 19, 2023 at 2:14 pm

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With the victim on the mend, Niagara Police said the previous attempted murder charge against a 70-year-old Lincoln man had been dropped to aggravated assault when he had his bail hearing today (May 19) at the courthouse in St. Catharines.

The victim of the attack in Grimsby on May 13, 41-year-old woman suffering from knife wounds, is now in stable condition with police saying, “She continues to recover from serious injuries.”

However, police are baffled – and asking the public for help – determined how the suspect, Allan Timko, 70, of Lincoln got from his town to Grimsby in exactly two hours when he appeared to be on foot.

Police learned he was at a residence on Lincoln Ave. in Beamsville at 7:40am but then landed at the Grimsby residence on foot in the Central Ave. and Lynnwood Ave. neighbourhood near the site of the attack at 9:40am.

To that end, they suspect the suspect got a ride and are asking if anyone picked Timko up, describing him as a white male, 70 years old with white/grey hair wearing glasses and dressed in a black three-quarter length jacket, blue jeans and carrying a large green backpack.

The victim of the knife attack and Timbo are known to each other, police said. Also by the time the police landed at the scene, a Good Samaritan had physically jumped in to help the victim.

However, for now, police are hoping to figure out how Timbo landed in Grimsby initially. He was remanded into custody today with his next court date on June 2.

Police are asking residents in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras to review their footage for the accused Timko for the period between 7:40am and 9:40am on May 13.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009023.

Below: Niagara Police are curious how the suspect got from Spot A to Spot B on May 13.

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