Male Arrested on Impaired and Weapon Charges in Port Colborne


On Thursday, May 23, 2024, at approximately 7:00pm, 6 District (Port Colborne) uniform officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service attended the area of Main Street West and King Street in the City of Port Colborne in response to a threats call.

Investigation revealed a male was at a bar in this location threatening the establishments staff with a gun.

Officers attended the area and located the male suspect in a vehicle in the parking lot.  Officers approached the suspect where he was observed throwing a rifle in the rear of his vehicle.  The suspect then attempted to reverse out of the parking lot when he collided with a parked vehicle.

Officers were able to place the male under arrest and located a loaded .22 Calibre Cooey Bolt Action Rifle and pepper spray.

There were no physical injuries as a result of the incident.

3 District (Welland/Port Colborne) Detectives have taken carriage of the investigation.  

Cory Elliott (40 years old) of Port Colborne, was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Uttering Threats
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in Motor Vehicle
  • Possess Restricted or Prohibited Firearm without Holding a Licence
  • Possess Firearm other than Restricted or Prohibited Firearm Knowingly not holding a Licence
  • Possession of a weapon
  • Impaired Operation
  • Failure or Refusal to Comply with Demand

Elliott was held in custody pending a bail hearing that is expected to take place on May 24, 2024, at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse located at 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 905-688-4111, option 3, ext.1009106.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477 (tel:1-800-222-8477) (tel:1-800-222-8477 (tel:1-800-222-8477)).  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.

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