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Man faces numerous criminal charges after 9-1-1 calls help police locate suspect

New Westminster – On August 20th, 2021 the New Westminster Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call from someone who stated they were witnessing what they believed to be a break and enter in progress. Officers immediately responded to the Sapperton neighbourhood to search for the suspect. Moments later another call to 9-1-1 stated that someone matching the same description of the first suspect was trying to steal a scooter nearby. Officers attended the scene and the suspect was safely taken into custody. The New Westminster Police Department would like to thank the Integrated Police Dog Service for their assistance. The New Westminster Police Forensic Identification Services conducted a forensic analysis of the scene and evidence.

50 year old Wesley Spiekermann of North Vancouver has now been charged with the following offences:

One count of Break and Enter contrary to Section 348(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada
One count of Theft Under $5000, Contrary to Section 334 (b) of the Criminal Code of Canada
One count of Obstruction of a Police Officer to Section 129 (a) of the Criminal Code of Canada

“We would like to thank the witnesses who knew to call 9-1-1,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar “They provided timely and helpful information that allowed our officers to arrive on scene and make an arrest. This is an excellent reminder to every New Westminster resident that if something doesn’t seem right about a situation you are observing and you believe it is a crime in progress to call 9-1-1.”

For information on how to best secure your property please reach out to our Crime Prevention Coordinator for more information at 604-529-2528 or crimefree@nwpolice.org.

 

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CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar

PHONE: 604-529-2537


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