39 yr old man arrested following fight with baseball bat in Port Colborne

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A 39 year old man has been arrested after a robbery in Port Colborne.

Just before 7 o'clock this morning, officers were called to the area of West Street and Clarence Street for a robbery.

Police were told two men were at a home when one hit the other with a baseball ball and robbed the victim. 

The suspect then barricaded himself in the residence and refused to exit.

As a result, detectives were granted a search warrant. 

Officers entered the home just after noon and arrested a man.

The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

39 year old William Cripps of Port Colborne was arrested and charged with robbery and failing to comply with probation order.

Cripps was held in custody, pending a bail hearing that is expected to take place on October 22nd, 2020, at the Robert S.K. Welch Courthouse, located a 59 Church Street, in the City of St. Catharines.