New Westminster – On October 30th at approximately 12:20 pm, New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to Howes Street and Ewen Avenue for a report of a man with a handgun. The 9-1-1 call came from someone who observed the firearm fall out of the pocket of the suspect as they were on the same bus. The suspect and a second individual exited the bus together. Officers rushed to the area and were able to quickly identify the suspects and arrest them without incident.
The suspect was in possession of a BB gun, was breaching several conditions, and was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. The second individual had a warrant out for his arrest in connection to an unrelated incident.
“We want to commend the complainant on their call to 9-1-1,” stated Sergeant Thom. “Thanks to this witness remaining calm and making note of the suspect’s appearance and direction of travel, officers were able to quickly locate and arrest these two suspects.”
If you witnessed anything in connection to these events and have information to share with police, please call the New Westminster Police Department at 604-525-5411.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Justine Thom