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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Falls teens facing multiple charges

Three teens have been charged in Niagara Falls after allegedly driving down the road firing an airsoft rifle that “bore a strong resemblance to a real assault rifle,” police say.

On Tuesday night, police received multiple reports of a vehicle being pursued by another vehicle in the area of Lundy’s Lane and Garner Rd. One of the occupants appeared to be firing a gun.

Police located the vehicle and arrested the suspects at approximately 10:20 p.m. in a parking lot in the city, seizing the airsoft rifle, a prohibited knife, and quantity of Xanax and other prescription pills and some currency. 

A total of 28 charges have been laid as a result.

18-year-old Zachary Harris of Niagara Falls is charged with 10 charges: disguise with intent, pointing a firearm, using an imitation firearm in commission of offence, discharging an air gun with intent, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000, carrying a concealed weapon and dangerous driving.

Two 16-year-olds who can’t be identified because of the Youth Justice Act face similar charges.

The suspects appeared in court for a bail hearing on Wednesday at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines.

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