17-year-old male with loaded 9 mm handgun arrested in Surrey

SURREY RCMP arrested a 17-year-old male in Whalley over the weekend and charged him with possession of a loaded firearm. 

On April 21, shortly before 7 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a call for service from staff at a local shelter in the 10600-block of 135A Street, reporting a verbal dispute and suspicious activity outside of the shelter. Police were advised that one of the individuals involved in the dispute may be in possession of a firearm. Frontline officers quickly responded to the area and located the suspect in Whalley Athletic Park. 

After a brief foot pursuit, a 17-year-old male was arrested and found in possession of a loaded 9 mm handgun. The youth was held for court and is facing a number of charges including: possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; carrying a concealed weapon; unauthorized possession of a firearm; possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition; and resisting / obstructing a peace officer. 

“This investigation is an example of how important it is for the public to report suspicious activity to police.” said Superintendent Ed Boetcher, Operations Officer. “This was also great work by our frontline officers who made this arrest of an armed suspect without any injuries to the public or the youth involved.” 

Anyone who would like to report suspicious activity in Surrey is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca