Man Arrested Following Assault Investigation – Fort Erie

Niagara Regional Police responded to a report of an assault in Fort Erie just before 4PM Monday. Officers met a with an 18-year-old female victim who had sustained minor physical injuries. The victim’s injuries were assessed by Niagara EMS paramedics but did not require hospital care. Police say that at approximately 2:55pm Monday, the victim had been driving her car on the QEW when she noticed a black sedan following her. The victim attempted to evade the black sedan. The victim recognized the driver as a male she knew. The victim stopped in Thorold to tell the driver to leave her alone. The victim and male driver both exited their vehicles. During the brief interaction, the male driver slapped the victim. The victim fled the area in her car. At approximately 3:50pm the victim was at her home in Fort Erie when there was a knock at her door. The victim observed the male suspect from the earlier assault was at her door and there was a second unknown male in the black sedan. The suspect forced his way into the home and was joined by the second unknown male. The victim was physically assaulted, assaulted with a knife, threatened, not allowed to leave, and her cell phone was smashed. The suspect and unknown male eventually left in the black sedan and the victim was able to get help.Detectives identified the primary male suspect and arrested him in the Town of Lincoln on Wednesday.26 year-old Sadiek Elmi Said of Lincoln was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Criminal Harassment
  • Assault (2 Counts)
  • Forcible Entry
  • Forcible Confinement
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Mischief Under $5000
  • Utter Threats

The identity of the second suspect remains unknown. Detectives are attempting to develop a suspect description for public release.