Niagara Regional Police say that a weapons incident in Port Colborne has led to charges for a Fort Erie man.


In the early morning hours of March 27, 2022, Niagara Regional Police responded to a weapons call at a restaurant/bar in the Town of Port Colborne.

Information was received that a male had attended the location and displayed a firearm after a minor argument.  A fight ensued and the male fled the scene.

Officers on scene did recover a pellet-handgun with two magazines (photo below).

Investigation by theWelland Detective Office has resulted in the identification and arrest of a suspect.

Patrick C. Sassano (23 years old) of Fort Erie has been arrested and charged with the criminal offences of:

  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Carry Concealed Weapon

Sassano was held in custody for a video bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Court House in St. Catharines on March 28, 2022.

The Niagara Regional Police Service would like to thank the community for their assistance in the successful conclusion to this matter.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Welland Detective Office by calling 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.

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