A new charge has been added after an alleged attempt to take a baby in a stroller and a fight with a motorist were part of a random attack in downtown New Westminster on Jan. 14.
About 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan 14, the NWPD was called to the intersection of Sixth and Carnarvon streets for a report of a fight.
A suspect allegedly attempted to take a baby and a stroller away from their parents. When they fought off the suspect, Kumar said the man turned his aggression toward traffic an slammed his hands on the hood of a vehicle, at which point the driver got out and confronted the suspect.
Kumar said New Westminster police officers arrived on scene and arrested a suspect, who allegedly spat on an officer while being arrested.
Since that time, an additional charge has been approved.
A 46-year-old New Westminster resident has now been charged with the following offences:
One count of Assault, contrary to Section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada;
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
“We’re pleased that crown counsel has had a chance to revisit this file and approve an additional assault charge … for allegedly grabbing the stroller and baby’s jacket,” stated Sgt. Sanjay Kumar.