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Grimsby attempted murder remains under investigation

The victim is in stable condition and is continuing to recover from serious injuries
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Detectives from the 8 District – Grimsby office of the Niagara Regional Police Service continue to investigate this incident.

The victim in this matter is in stable condition and she continues to recover from serious injuries.

Detectives are appealing to the public to assist them to determine how the accused Allan Timko traveled to the location of the attack or who he may have been with. Detectives have learned that he was at a residence on Lincoln Avenue just south of King Street in Lincoln (Beamsville) at 7:40 a.m. on May 13, 2023. The investigation has also determined that the accused was on foot in the neighbourhood near the site of the attack at 9:40 a.m. on May 13, 2023.

At the time of the attack the accused could be described as:

  • White male
  • 70 years old
  • White/grey hair
  • Glasses


  • Black three-quarter length jacket
  • Blue jeans
  • Carrying a large green backpack.

On May 19, 2023, the accused Timko appeared before a video bail hearing at the Robert S. K. Welch Courthouse in St. Catharines. At that time, he was charged with the additional Criminal Code offence of:

  • aggravated assault

Timko was remanded into custody.  His next court date is June 2, 2023.

Anyone (residents or businesses) in the area with closed circuit security cameras, doorbell video cameras, or dash cameras are asked to review their footage for the accused Timko for the period between 7:40 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. on May 13, 2023.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives by calling 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009023.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.