Police say, on Friday March 18, 2016, at approximately 12:10 am, Officers from the 2 District detachment of the Niagara Regional Police Service attended a local Niagara Falls hotel on Lundy’s Lane near Dorchester Rd in response to a break and enter that had just occurred.


Information received by police indicated that suspects had entered one of the hotel rooms by force and assaulted the male occupant of the room. During the altercation, the male victim was stabbed multiple times with a knife. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition. The suspects fled the area shortly before police arrival. Investigation of the incident resulted in police identifying one male suspect, 54 year old James Carson Sr. of Niagara Falls. Carson was arrested and charged with Break and Enter, Commit and Aggravated Assault. Carson was transported to 1 District Security to await a bail hearing on Friday March 18, 2016.

The ongoing investigation led to an arrest warrant being issued for 47 year old Niagara Falls resident Stephany E. Kirby who was wanted for:

– Break, enter commit aggravated assault contrary to section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada

– Fail to comply with a recognizance order contrary to section 145 of the Criminal Code of Canada

A search warrant at a residence in the area of Montrose Rd and Lundy’s Lane in Niagara Falls resulted in 47 year old Stephany Kirby being taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault based on her alleged involvement in the Falls Manor break/enter and stabbing which occurred on March 18, 2016.

At the time of her arrest, Stephany Kirby was found to be in possession of a quantity of crystal methamphetamine.  The drugs were seized and resulted in an additional charge of possession of a schedule I substance being laid against Kirby. Kirby is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.

This matter remains under investigation since Detectives have yet to identify the second male suspect involved in the Break/Enter and stabbing. The public is requested to contact the NRPS if they have any information relating to the unknown second male suspect.  The public can also provide information anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers of Niagara.


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