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Emergency 9-1-1

Three suspects arrested after can of bear repellent spray pointed at youth

New Westminster – At approximately 10:30pm on August 12th the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a park user claiming that a group of people had accosted her and someone pointed a can of bear repellent spray at her.

New Westminster Police Department officers attended Moody Park and located three individuals matching the suspect descriptions who were arrested. A replica handgun and two cans of bear repellent spray were recovered from the individuals.

“Thanks to this youth calling 9-1-1, we were able to locate and arrest these suspects,” stated Sergeant Justine Thom. “If you ever feel unsafe in one of New Westminster’s parks know that you can call 9-1-1 and we will be there.”

The New Westminster Police Department is reminding the public that if anyone’s behavior ever makes them feel unsafe while enjoying one of New Westminster’s parks, to please call 9-1-1. Furthermore, if you witnessed this incident or have any information and have yet to speak to police please call investigators at 604-525-5411.

Cans of bear repellent spray inside plastic bagsA replica handgun inside a cardboard box.


CONTACT PERSON: Hailey Finnigan

PHONE: 604-529-2576

FILE: 22-12204