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Two people arrested after gun found by K-9 Unit

New Westminster – At approximately 10:17pm on September 13, 2021 a man called the New Westminster Police Department to report that a gun had been pointed at him. Patrol members rushed to the area of 4th Avenue and 6th Street to search for suspects. As patrol members were gathering additional information from the victim, it was learned that the victim and subject were known to each other and that a female may have also been involved. Moments later, a male and female, matching the description provided by the victim, were taken into custody.

 

With the help of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, a firearm was located. The New Westminster Police Department Forensic Identification assisted in processing the firearm.

 

36 year old, New Westminster resident, Trent Allan has been charged with:

Pointing a firearm contrary to section 87(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
Unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
Assault with a weapon contrary to section 267(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
Uttering threats contrary to section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada; and
Using a firearm in the commission of an offence contrary to section 85(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

 

39 year old, New Westminster resident, Natalia Sparks has been charged with:

Pointing a firearm contrary to section 87(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
Unauthorized possession of a firearm contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada;
Carrying a concealed weapon contrary to section 90(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada; and
Careless use of a firearm contrary to section 86(1) of the Criminal Code of Canada.

 

Mr. Allen remains in custody and Ms. Sparks has been released with strict conditions.

 

“Carrying a firearm in a public place and specifically threatening another person with it, is a significant issue. We take firearms offences very seriously and work hard to find those responsible,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “Special thanks to NWPD Patrol officers who were quick to arrive on scene and take the suspects into custody without incident.”

 

Anyone who witnessed this incident and has yet to speak to investigators is asked to call the New Westminster Police Department at 604-525-5411.

 

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CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar

PHONE: 604-529-2537


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