New West police arrested a suspect after a Quayside resident spotted someone trying to pry open their balcony door.
About 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, a Quayside resident called police to report that someone was prying at their balcony door. They provided police with details about the suspect’s description and the direction the suspect had fled.
According to the New Westminster Police Department, patrol officers and the Lower Mainland District Police Dog Service rushed to the area. The incident occurred on Quayside Drive.
“Police observed someone matching the suspect description as they approached the scene,” said a NWPD news release. “This suspect was recognized by the responding officer as he has spoken to him earlier that evening. The suspect was detained as police continued to investigate the incident. It was learned that the objects that were in the suspect’s possession earlier in the evening, were located at the attempt break and enter.”
New Westminster Police arrested a 43-year-old New West male for break and enter.
“This arrest was made possible due to the observations of both the resident and the patrol officer,” NWPD spokesperson Sgt. Sanjay Kumar said in a news release. “Our patrol officers did excellent work in helping this resident during their time of need.”
According to the NWPD, officers were speaking to the suspect earlier in the evening in connection to a call that came in about a suspicious person.
“The New Westminster Police Department would like to remind people that if they see someone trying to enter their residence to call 911 right away, and, if possible, provide a detailed suspect description to the call taker,” said Hailey Finnigan, the police department’s strategic communications coordinator.