Thorold man facing charges after calls of an erratic driver in St. Catharines

A 25 year old Thorold man is facing charges after reports of an erratic driver in the area of Niagara Street and Old Oxford in St. Catharines. 

NRP received a couple calls about the driver the first one just after 8 a.m.

While responding to the call a report the suspect had struck another vehicle came in.  

Police were then alerted to a suspiciouis person in the Old Glenridge area and found the suspect vehicle abandoned. 

The K9 unit was called in and officers found the suspect carrying an encased fishing rod he allegedly stole from a garage. 

He was subsequently arrested in the area of St. Paul Street and William Street at approximately 10:30 a.m.

Nickolas Atmekjian is being charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop at the scene of an accident,  break and enter to a house and failure to comply with a probation order. 

He's being held in custody for a bail hearing tomorrow.