Community concerns in Strawberry Hill area
2022-09-13 11:38 PDT
File # 2022-138506
Surrey RCMP is providing members of our community with additional information regarding a video circulating on social media, which shows a group of young men surrounding a police vehicle in the Strawberry Hill complex on Sunday.
On September 11, 2022, just after 9:00 p.m. the officer in the video was responding to a complaint received from on-site security that a vehicle with an extremely loud and disruptive exhaust system had been unnecessarily driving around the parking lot and causing a disturbance for the preceding three hours. One person was served a ticket, as well as a notice and order for a vehicle inspection.
The behaviour of the group escalated as the officer re-entered his police vehicle and attempted to leave. Persons involved blocked the police vehicle, attempted to open the driver’s door and could be heard swearing and name calling while filming the incident.
The behaviours exhibited in this video by the group of males is unacceptable and impeding a police officer from their duties can result in criminal charges.
Surrey RCMP continues to work closely with the complex owners and on-site security to address ongoing nuisance behaviours which have caused residents, businesses and families in our community to express that they feel unsafe attending the location. Some of the ongoing concerns expressed include large gatherings, fights, vehicle stunting and other nuisance behaviour.
Everyone has the right to feel safe going anywhere in our city, especially a large business complex with a movie theater that caters to families. Surrey RCMP will continue with enforcement efforts to curb nuisance behaviour in that complex.
Cst. Sarbjit SanghaMedia Relations Officer
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
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