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NWPD identify armed and dangerous suspect from May 18th incident

New Westminster – On May 25, 2015, the NWPD released information that a male suspect in the May 18th incident involving the pointing of a firearm at an NWPD officer was arrested by members of the RCMP in Canmore, Alberta.  Detectives from the NWPD Major Crime Unit along with an investigator from the NWPD Forensic Identification Unit traveled to Calgary earlier this week to continue the investigation and to execute a search warrant on the vehicle in which the suspect was arrested.

As a result of an intensive investigation and collaboration with the Surrey, Burnaby and Canmore RCMP along with the Vancouver Police Department and Edmonton Police Service, the following charges have been approved against Steven Gordon Vollrath, a 32 year old resident of Edmonton, Alberta:

1)       Unlawful attempt to discharge a prohibited or restricted firearm at a member of the NWPD contrary to Section 244(2) (a) and Section 463 of the Criminal Code;

2)       In committing an assault referred to in section 270, carry, use or threaten to use a weapon or an imitation of a weapon, a handgun, contrary to Section 270.01(1) (a) of the Criminal Code;

3)       Use of a firearm, a handgun, while committing or attempting to commit the indictable offence of assaulting a peace officer, contrary to section 85(1) of the Criminal Code;

4)       Fraudulently personate an individual, with intent to avoid arrest or prosecution or to obstruct, pervert or defeat the course of justice, contrary to section 403(1) (d) of the Criminal Code;

5)       Operate a motor vehicle in a manner that was dangerous to the public having regard to all the circumstances including the nature, condition and use of the place at which the motor vehicle was being operated and the amount of traffic that at the time was or might reasonably be expected to be at that place, contrary to Section 249(1) (a) of the Criminal Code;

6)       Operate a motor vehicle pursued by a peace officer operating a motor vehicle, did fail, without reasonable excuse and in order to evade the officer, to stop the vehicle as was reasonable in the circumstances, contrary to Section 249.1(1) of the Criminal Code;

7)       Having the care, charge or control of a vehicle that was involved in an accident with another vehicle, did, with the intent to escape civil or criminal liability, fail to stop his vehicle and give his name and address and offer assistance, contrary to Section 252(1) (b) of the Criminal Code.

Steven Gordon Vollrath is currently in custody at the Calgary Remand Center where he is being held on criminal charges unrelated to those listed above.