Fredericton Police Force Weekend Recap
September 10, 2023
Fredericton Police Force (FPF) responded to several calls for service over the weekend, including a few significant files which remain under investigation. Chief Martin Gaudet briefed the press Sunday afternoon and delivered the following information:
Police investigate two fatalities
- On Sept. 9, 2023, at approx. 11:00 a.m. FPF responded to a 911 call at an apartment complex at 94 Forest Hill Rd. where, upon entry into the apartment, two people were found deceased.
- Members of the Force’s patrols, major crimes and forensic identification unit were on scene.
- The coroner’s office also attended, as they would for any report of a death which occurs outside of a hospital.
- The two were Russian immigrants, who had been in Canada for past 16 years. Next of kin notification has yet to be done as it is challenging, therefore, we will not be releasing any details on the individuals (gender, age, etc).
- We can confirm there is no threat to public safety due to this incident. At this point, Police do not believe the deaths are suspicious, however when we conduct any death investigation we err on the side of caution.
Cyclist vs. motor vehicle
- On Saturday, Sept. 9, FPF, at approx. 5:10 p.m., responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle vs cyclist collision at the intersection of Westmorland and King Streets.
- One adult male was transported to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries.
- The intersection was closed while the FPF’s collision reconstruction team investigated, and re-opened a few hours later.
- The incident remains under investigation.
- We can confirm the individual who was transported to the hospital had succumbed to his injuries, and is deceased. We will not be releasing any personal detail on the individual at this time.
- On Friday, Sept. 8, FPF responded to several calls for service at the NBEX.
- Approximately 12-15 separate calls.
- In one case, it was initially thought that there was a stabbing, but upon further investigation it was determined there was no stabbing - the person had cut their hand.
- Police also responded to several incidents of fights in progress at the NBEX in the large crowds.
- Two individuals were arrested, and charges are pending. The matter remains under investigation.
- Police responded to several calls for service in the College Hill area, mainly nuisance complaints due to large crowds. Two individuals were arrested, and several by-law tickets were issued.
- Police issued a statement indicating, that in cooperation with our post-secondary partners, there would be a zero-tolerance approach to any nuisance calls, and in increase in police presence, surveillance and patrols, after the incidents which occurred last year. (aggravated assault, fire truck damaged, crowds of more than 800 people and over 50 calls for service in a weekend)
- Police and university officials did a neighborhood walk and met with residents, providing them with information earlier this week.