Niagara Regional Police say that their investigation into threats made has led to an arrest warrant.
On November 20, 2021, Welland officers responded to a threat’s complaint in Welland. An investigation by detectives resulted in Joshua Nuziato (23 years / Welland) being identified as the person responsible for the threat.
Nuziato was later observed operating a vehicle in the City of Welland and uniform patrol officers did conduct a traffic stop. Nuziato fled the scene at a high rate of speed. A brief pursuit ensured, however was called off given the manner Nuziato was operating his vehicle and out of concern for the safety of the public.
An arrest warrant is currently being sought for Nuziato. He is wanted and arrestable for the offences of:
Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle
Flight from Police
Nuziato is described as:
6 feet, 180 lbs., medium build
Brown full beard, eyes and hair.
Right Forearm – “Nuziato” “Est 1998”
Left Forearm – symbol – cross
Chest – “Only God Can Judge”
At the time of these offenses Nuziato was on parole while serving his sentence in the community for previous convictions. In addition to the above noted charges, Nuziato’s parole has been revoked.
Nuziato is believed to be operating a black 2006 Infiniti G35 2 door.
It is believed that Nuziato may possibly be armed, and members of the public should not approach him. If Nuziato is observed members of the public should call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Welland Detective Office 905-688-4111, extension 1023300.
Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.