Arrest made after Serious Assault in West Vancouver

A violent offender drew a large police presence to the British Properties.

WVPD File:  24-5017

On the evening of Tuesday May 21st, 2024 the West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD) received multiple calls from residents in a British Properties neighbourhood of a woman in distress with evident physical injuries.  Officers located the woman and determined that she had been the victim of a serious assault by her intimate partner while both were staying at a short term rental in the 800 block of King Georges Way.

Police contained the home and established that the suspect was a parolee from Ontario with a history of violence and possession of weapons including firearms.  The suspect was later observed in the home with a large knife. A prolonged operation ensued as officers worked to negotiate with the suspect and effect a safe arrest.

Just before 9:00 am on May 22nd the suspect surrendered to police in front of the residence and was transported to the WVPD.  A bail hearing resulted in the following charges being approved:

  • 1 count of Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • 1 count of Assault by choking
  • 1 count of Possessing a Weapon for a dangerous purpose

The suspect was remanded in custody until his next court date on May 24, 2024 in North Vancouver.

“This was a serious and dynamic investigation for us with a lot of moving parts” said Sgt Chris Bigland “Intimate Partner Violence is a serious criminal offence with significantly different dynamics than other crimes.  This event’s inclusion of a history of violence, drug and alcohol consumption and the possibility of firearms in a residential community required a thorough and calculated response. We are confident that our actions maintained public safety at a level in keeping with our community’s expectations and are pleased that a conclusion without further escalation was achieved”.




Find out out to become a WVPD Police Member, join our Civilian Staff or Volunteer.


· Valid Canadian Driver’s Licence
· Valid BC Identification Card (with photo)
· Valid BC Services Card
· Valid Passport – Canadian or Foreign
· Valid Canadian Permanent Residency Card
· Current Canadian Student ID Card (for youth applicants ages 12-17) *secondary Gov’t issued ID required
· Canadian Birth Certificate
· Valid Canadian Citizenship Card
· Valid Canadian Certificate of Native Status Card
· Valid Nexus Card
· Employee Identification Card issued by the Federal, Provincial or Territorial Government (with photo)
· Old Age Security Identification Card
· Valid Firearms Licence
· Municipal or RCMP Police Identification (with photo only)