New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is in the early stages of an investigation involving an assault between two people. On June 14th at approximately 12:15am, patrol officers responded to a report a fight in the 400 block of Front Street at Pier Park, involving two people, along with a large group of teenagers present at the time.
As a result, one male was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“The NWPD Major Crime Unit was called in to investigate, and are still in the early stages of determining what led up to this incident happening; however, it appears that the fight was between two people with a large group present at the time. There is no public safety concern,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “The victim is in stable condition, and our officers continue to search for video surveillance, speak to witnesses, and analyze the scene for any forensic evidence.”
Pier Park will remain closed until the forensic analysis of the area is completed, which will be at approximately 4:00pm.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NWPD Major Crime Unit 604-525-5411.
The New Westminster Police Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the assault that occurred on June 14th, 2019 in Pier Park. Investigators believe that the fight occurred between two youth; however, at some point it escalated where a group of teenagers teamed-up against one. Detectives believe that during the fight several people had their phones out and were recording the incident as it unfolded.
“Our detectives are actively investigating all leads, and it is important that anyone with video evidence or with information come forward,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “Our detectives continue to investigate and would like to speak with anyone involved, or that has information or video of the incident.”