New Westminster – On April 27th 2017 the New Westminster Police Department issued a public notification regarding Jared Harris, who was believed to be a high risk to re-offend.
Days prior, on April 23rd at approximately 3:00pm, a male was walking around a store in the 400 block of Columbia Street allegedly masturbating. The male reportedly left the store without further incident, and after the public warning was issued, staff believed the suspect was Mr. Harris.
On April 28th at approximately 6:15pm, the New Westminster Police Department received the report of the indecent act from store staff and arrested Jared Harris, who matched the description of the suspect. Mr. Harris has since been charged with one count of Indecent Act and two counts of Failure to Comply with his court ordered conditions.
“Given his multiple convictions for breaching court ordered conditions, we believed that Mr. Harris was a high risk to re-offend,” stated Media Relations Officer Sergeant Jeff Scott. “We’re committed to protecting public safety. By working with the community and partnering agencies, we strive to ensure quality of life for everyone in our City.”
Mr. Harris remains in police custody for a court appearance on May 1st.