Police arrest second Abbotsford teen in Lower Mainland gang conflict

BY STEPHANIE IP

Abbotsford police seized a number of drugs and have arrested an 18-year-old man in relation to the ongoing gang conflict throughout the Lower Mainland.

A search warrant was executed June 7 at the home of Akshay Sachdeva, 18. During the search, police found several controlled substances, including Fentanyl.

Police said Sachdeva had been identified as being linked to the Lower Mainland gang conflict that first started as a drug turf war in the Townline Hill neighbourhood of Abbotsford. The investigation has since been expanded and now includes officers and suspects from other jurisdictions.

Sachdeva has since been charged with four counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking in controlled substances. At the time of his arrest, he had been released on conditions relating to a May 2017 assault charge.

News of the arrest was shared exactly a week after Abbotsford police arrested another teen related to the same ongoing conflict.

Inderdeep Minhas, 18, was arrested June 14 after he failed to appear in court on three gun-related charges.

Abbotsford police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information about the conflict to call 604-859-5225 or text 222973 (abbypd). Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Anyone who needs help or advice relating to gang involvement can email helpyouth@abbypd.ca or call 604-864-4777.

Gurjashandip Singh Baringh and Karanjit Singh Mann charged for uttering threats and firearms Charges

Abbotsford:  Police in Abbotsford have charged three Indo-Canadian young men in threats and firearms.

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. 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.