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Three suspects arrested due to bear spray incident in New Westminster

Ish Sharma New Westminster Police Department, 18 Aug, 2022 01:26 PM
  • Three suspects arrested due to bear spray incident in New Westminster

On August 12th at 10:30pm the New Westminster Police received a 9-1-1 call from a park user claiming that a group of people had accosted her and someone pointed a can of bear repellent spray at her.

Via release, police officers attended Moody Park and found three individuals matching the suspect descriptions who were arrested. A replica handgun and two cans of bear repellent spray were recovered from the individuals.

“Thanks to this youth calling 9-1-1, we were able to locate and arrest these suspects,” stated Sergeant Justine Thom. “If you ever feel unsafe in one of New Westminster’s parks know that you can call 9-1-1 and we will be there.”

The New Westminster Police Department is reminding the public that if anyone’s behavior ever makes them feel unsafe while enjoying one of New Westminster’s parks, to please call 9-1-1.

 

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All evacuation orders rescinded near B.C. wildfire

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New passport service sites open amid backlog

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Possible attempted abduction in Abbotsford, B.C.

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