AT approximately 10:17 p.m. on September 13, a man called the New Westminster Police Department to report that a gun had been pointed at him. Patrol members rushed to the area of 4th Avenue and 6th Street to search for suspects.
As patrol members were gathering additional information from the victim, it was learned that the victim and the accused 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.
With the help of the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, a firearm was located. The New Westminster Police Department Forensic Identification assisted in processing the firearm.
Trent Allan, 36, of New Westminster 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, of New Westminster has been charged with pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and careless use of a firearm.
Allen remains in custody, while Sparks has been released with strict conditions.
“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,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “Special thanks to NWPD Patrol officers who were quick to arrive on scene and take the suspects into custody without incident.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident and has yet to speak to investigators is asked to call the New Westminster Police Department at 604-525-5411.