Abbotsford, BC – On Thursday, July 16, 2015 (at 5:25 pm), the Abbotsford Police Department received a call reporting that four males were driving around Goldfinch Park in a vehicle yelling and throwing objects at people in the park.
The majority of the people using the park are seniors.
APD Patrol Division Officers provided special attention to the park in the following days and received additional reports of a group of males repeatedly driving by the park yelling threats and screaming obscenities.
The seniors in the park expressed concern that the suspects would act on the threats. Many also stated that the suspects were using some type of device to broadcast or amplify their voices as they drove by.
On Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm, two covert surveillance APD members stopped a blue Infiniti sedan with four male occupants near the park. One of the passengers appeared to be raising a megaphone to his mouth just before the interaction with police. Based on descriptions and details provided by the witnesses and additional evidence, all four of the men were arrested.
Amarprit Singh DHALIWAL (19), Gobind Denzil Singh PANGLI (19), and Suraj NARANG (18) have now been charged with Uttering Threats and Causing a Disturbance. A 17 year old male is also facing the same charges but cannot be named.