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Teen arrested for uttering threats, shooting BB gun at Burnaby park

Same vehicle associated with reports of child being offered drugs at park
Simon Fraser Hills Park (a.k.a. Peanut Park)

An 18-year-old youth faces firearms and uttering threats charges in connection to two incidents at a Burnaby park where a child was allegedly offered drugs and fake firearms were fired.

Police were called to Simon Fraser Hills Park (also known as Peanut Park) by Centaurus Circle for reports of individuals shooting airsoft or BB guns, according to Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Brett Cunningham. 

He said officers arrived and arrested an 18-year-old male in a Silver Honda Fit who had reportedly threatened an adult and a child at the park, which is just up the road from Stoney Creek Community School and Burnaby Mountain Secondary.

The 18-year-old Burnaby resident now faces firearms and uttering threats charges.

On March 31, someone in the same vehicle had reportedly offered marijuana to a 10-year-old child at the park, Cunningham said. 

This story has been corrected. The original article incorrectly stated the child involved was 11 years old.

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