Niagara on the Lake Man Arrested Following Gun Incidents in Wainfleet and St. Catharines

Niagara on the Lake Man Arrested Following Gun Incidents in Wainfleet and St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police have been investigating two-gun related incidents in Niagara. On October 20th  at 3:18am, police responded to a robbery at a 24-hour convenience store on Regional Road 24 near Regional Road 27 in Wainfleet. Officers spoke with the employee who indicated a lone male suspect entered the store brandishing a handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes. A single shot was fired by the suspect into the ceiling of the store. The employee was not injured. The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival. Then just after 8:30 Monday morning, NRP responded to an armed robbery attempt at Enterprise Rent-A-Car located on Lake Street north of Scott Street in St. Catharines. Officers learned that the suspect had entered the premise armed with a black handgun. He made a demand to the store employee for the keys to a rental vehicle. When the keys were not provided the suspect fled the store on foot. The store employee was not injured. The subsequent investigation by detectives resulted in a suspect being identified. At 1:25 Tuesday morning, detectives observed a car associated to the suspect in the area of Glendale Avenue and Taylor Road in Niagara on the Lake.  Officers located the car in the area of Cole Crescent abandoned in Niagara on the Lake.  Further investigation determined that the suspect had entered a nearby home.  Officers converged on the home and contained it.  A NRPS Crisis Negotiator was able to communicate with the suspect who surrendered himself to officers and was arrested at 4:13am. 28 year old Christian Adam Edmunds of Niagara on the Lake has been arrested and charged with

-Robbery Using a Restricted Firearm (2 Counts)

-Disguise with Intent (2 Counts)

-Possession of Firearm in Motor Vehicle (2 Counts)

-Point Firearm (2 Counts)

-Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

-Possession of Firearm, Weapon, or Ammunition contrary to Prohibition Order (9 Counts)

Further charges are anticipated. On October 31, 2023, Edmunds attended a video bail hearing to the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines where he was ordered held in custody. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1008393.