New Westminster – On the evening of April 10th the New Westminster Police Department and Metro Vancouver Transit Police responded to a stabbing at Columbia SkyTrain Station. A man was stabbed and a woman was assaulted by a group of youths not known to them. The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit led the investigation with ongoing assistance from the Metro Vancouver Transit Police, NWPD Forensic Identification Unit, and NWPD Street Crime Unit. Together these teams collected evidence, canvassed for CCTV footage, and eventually identified suspects.
Earlier this month, two youth suspects were arrested and charges were approved relating to aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and robbery. The names of the youth cannot be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
On June 28th, 2023 Jorell Brertton of Delta was arrested and is charged with Assault in connection to the events of April 10th.
“This arrest highlights our commitment to seeing those responsible brought to justice” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “The successful partnership between our Major Crime Unit and members of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police has now seen charges laid against all three suspects in this investigation”.
Mr Brertton remains in custody on an unrelated matter. A youth suspect also remains in custody, while the second youth suspect was released with conditions. The investigation is still ongoing.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Andrew Leaver