Police say, shortly after noon on Sunday, April 17, 2016 uniform members of the Niagara Regional Police Service on patrol in the area of Oakdale Avenue and Westchester Crescent, St. Catharines observed a motorcycle with a rider and passenger traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers followed the motorcycle and made further observations leading them to believe that it was being operated in a dangerous manner.
The motorcycle came to a stop on a side street and officers approached to investigate the traffic violations. The rider of the motorcycle refused to acquiesce to the traffic stop and fled when officers tried to affect arrest. During his actions to flee from police the rider lost control of the motorcycle and fell with it resting on top of one of the officers, causing injury to his leg. The motorcycle rider fled leaving behind his passenger.
The ensuing investigation led to the arrest of the motorcycle rider at a St. Catharines residence, on Sunday night. Charged with Assault Peace Officer with Intent to Resist Arrest and Dangers Operation of a Motor Vehicle is 30-year-old St. Catharines resident Corey Ross. He is scheduled to appear in bail court on April 18, 2016.
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