Vancouver Police arrest three, seize weapons during brawl

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VANCOUVER Police officers attempting to make an arrest on Thursday afternoon on East Hastings near Main Street, quickly found themselves in a volatile situation and had to call for additional officers.

A 17-year-old youth was under arrest for possessing a large machete and bear spray. He was resisting and yelling at the officers, and an angry crowd gathered to confront them. A metal water bottle was thrown from an onlooker, narrowly missing the head of one of the officers.

The youth, a Surrey resident, was taken into custody, and is facing charges of possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Thirty-four-year-old Trevor Goesen, a Vancouver resident, was arrested a short time later for throwing the bottle. He was also found to be in possession of a large machete and bear spray, and is facing a charge of assault related to possession of a weapon to be used against a police officer. He is also believed to be in breach of several court-ordered conditions.

A third man, aged 20, was arrested for breach of the peace.

“The officers’ quick actions helped resolve a volatile situation, and remove two dangerous offenders and several weapons off the streets,” said Sgt. Jason Robillard.


  1. Thank god for our police officers! We appreciate you very much!! God keep them all safe and first responders too also our awesome fire fighters!!

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