On Sunday, January 18 at 1 pm, police responded to East Main St. in Welland for a reported disturbance involving 3 males. Police responded and located 3 males in the area of Regent St/ King St. Two males were transported to the Welland County General Hospital for treatment of injuries received as a result of an assault. Both males were treated and released at the hospital.


Further investigation by Central Region Detectives lead to the three males being charged with a variety of offences after a male was robbed of cash and two other males were assaulted with a crowbar.

Charged is Spencer BARTON, 18 yrs. No Fixed Abode with Assault with a Weapon, Mischief and Breach of Probation.

Also charged is Kevin PATTERSON, 30 yrs.  and Matt MCARA, 26 yrs. both of Welland with Robbery.

All three males were held in custody, pending the outcome of a Bail Hearing.

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