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Firearms Charges In Abbotsford

Abbotsford – On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:20 pm,  the  Abbotsford Police Department  received a 911  call  from  a  residence  in  central  Abbotsford.   The  caller  reported  that  he  had received a threat that someone was going to come over and shoot  him  and  his  family.

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APD Patrol Division officers immediately moved in the direction of the caller’s home and stopped two vehicles that were attempting to leave the area.  Five  males were detained with  three ultimately  being arrested in connection to the threat incident. A subsequent search  of  one  of  the  vehicles  resulted  in  the  location  and  seizure  of  a  loaded  9mm assault rifle and magazine.

Abbotsford Police believe this incident is connected to the Townline Hill conflict. 18-year-old Gurjashandip Singh BARINGH and 18-year-old Karanjit Singh MANN have been charged with Uttering Threats and a Weapons offence. A 17-year-old male youth, who  cannot  be  named,  faces  a  Weapons  charge.   Both  BARINGH  and  MANN  have been released on court ordered conditions that prohibit them from possessing weapons and  consuming  alcohol  or  controlled  substances.

Most  importantly,  they  cannot  be present inside a boundary of  Downes Road to the north, Maclure Road to the south, Mt. Lehman Road to the west and Townline Road to the east.

Anyone observing BARINGH or MANN in breach of these conditions is asked to call 911 immediately.  Anyone  with  information  about  the  Townline  Hill  conflict  should  call  the APD Tip Line at 604-864-4777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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