New Westminster – On January 14th at approximately 7:45 pm, the New Westminster Police Department was called to the intersection of 6th Street and Carnarvon for a report of a fight. The caller described a series of events including a man reaching for a baby in a stroller, a fight with the guardian of the child, and a fight with a driver after blocking traffic and punching a car. The suspect and the victims are not known to each other.
Upon police attendance, the suspect spat on the police officer who was taking him into custody.
46 year old New Westminster resident Jamie Maclean has now been charged with the following offences:
One count of Assaulting a Police Officer, contrary to Section 270(1)(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada; and
One count of Mischief, contrary to Section 430(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada
“There were a number of people who saw these events unfold,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “Attacks like this can be an upsetting thing to witness, and we’d like those people to know there is support available.”
Witnesses in need of support can call the Victim Assistance Unit at 604-529-2525 or email VAU@nwpolice.org.
A video describing the events is posted below.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar