On July 4th, 2009 members of the NWPS Major Crime Unit became involved in a Sexual Assault investigation at an apartment building on Quayside Drive. An unknown male suspect followed a teenaged female into her elevator and held her in the elevator while he sexually assaulted her through her clothes. The male fled the scene and was not located. An extensive media release was conducted at time that generated a number of tips.
On August 5th, 2009 shortly after midnight, a 20 year old female walking home was accosted by a male in the 800 block of Queens Avenue. This male dragged her towards some bushes near the tennis courts adjacent to John Robson Elementary but released her and fled after she fought him off. A male suspect was located by responding Patrol members in close proximity to this second attack and was taken into custody. Based on all of the evidence, NWPS Investigators now believe the male is responsible for both attacks.
A 14 year old male from Surrey is due to appear in New Westminster Provincial Court on August 6th, 2009 facing a number of charges being recommended by Police including Sexual Assault, Forcible Confinement and Break and enter.