Two New West residents have been arrested after a man reported having a gun pointed at him and the K-9 unit located a firearm.
A man called the New Westminster Police Department about 10:17 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13 to report that a gun had been pointed at him.
“Patrol members rushed to the area of Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street to search for suspects,” said a NWPD press release. “As patrol members were gathering additional information from the victim, it was learned that the victim and subject were known to each other, and that a female may have also been involved. Moments later, a male and female, matching the description provided by the victim, were taken into custody.”
According to the NWPD, a firearm was located with the help of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service.
“Carrying a firearm in a public place, and specifically threatening another person with it, is a significant issue. We take firearms offences very seriously and work hard to find those responsible,” NWPD spokesperson Sgt. Sanjay Kumar said in a news release. “Special thanks to NWPD patrol officers who were quick to arrive on scene and take the suspects into custody without incident.”
Police are asking anyone who witnessed this incident and has yet to speak to investigators to call the NWPD at 604-525-5411.
Trent Allan, 36, has been charged with pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and using a firearm in the commission of an offence. Natalia Sparks, 39, has been charged with pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and careless use of a firearm.
According to the NWPD, Allen remains in custody, while Sparks has been released with strict conditions.