A Vancouver teen is now facing a number of charges after an alleged crime spree which spanned three different cities in the Lower Mainland.
- 'Chronic offender' charged with theft of 150 wigs made for cancer patients
- Posters warn of 'masturbating man' on busy stretch of Fraser Street
- Two police officers struck by car while standing beside cruiser
According to police, the charges stem from an incident on December 11 of last year, in which the suspect allegedly carjacked a vehicle, then caused a hit-and-run collision with a police vehicle in Burnaby, and then shot at another vehicle while driving in Coquitlam.
On Wednesday, police said that a cooperative investigation involving Coquitlam RCMP, Surrey RCMP, and Burnaby RCMP has led to a series of charges against the suspect, 18-year-old Jeevan Johal Saepan, who police said is well-known to them.
“No one was hurt in this incident, but we appreciate that it could have been worse,” said Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin. “We have done a thorough and impartial investigation and want to reassure people that this is believed to be an isolated incident.”
Saepan is facing a number if charges as a result of the incident, which include:
- Robbery using a restricted/prohibited firearm,
- Unlawfully discharging a firearm,
- Possession of a restricted/prohibited firearm,
- Occupying a vehicle knowing a firearm is present,
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle,
- Failure to stop at a collision.
Saepan has been released on a number of conditions and will next appear in Port Coquitlam court on March 13, 2019.