On Monday December 5th at 2010 Hours, members of the New Westminster police attended a residence located in the Five Hundred Block of Tenth Street on report of a break and enter in progress. At scene, officers located the suspect in the victim’s suite.
Information and evidence gathered indicated that the accused was once an acquaintance of the victim. The accused had demanded entry into the victim’s suite, when refused entry the accused forced the victim’s suite door open and assaulted the victim once inside. Fortunately, the victim was able to dial 9-1-1 for police assistance. The victim’s injuries were reportedly minor in nature.
The accused, a Thirty Eight year old New Westminster resident, was arrested at the scene without incident. The accused was held in police cells awaiting court. Police are recommending charges of Break and Enter and, Assault.