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Police seek assault suspect from dog dispute in Coquitlam

The suspect asked for money after alleging their dog was injured after playing with the victim's dog at the Maillardville site.

A 39-year-old man suffered minor injuries after he was assaulted in a dog dispute in Coquitlam nearly two months ago.

RCMP are now releasing images of the suspect today (June 6) in hopes the public can identify him from the Maillardville-area incident on April 11.

Around 2:10 p.m., police were called to an assault at Burns Park — located at 802 Edgar Ave. — that took place after a verbal dispute between two men.

The suspect claimed the victim's dog injured his dog while the animals were playing together at the site.

He also wanted money from the victim, Mounties spokesperson Cpl. Alexa Hodgins explained in a news release, but then assaulted them and the suspect appeared to walked away. 

"Police believe that the suspect may have sought medical treatment for their dog at a local veterinarian clinic," Hodgins added.

RCMP are asking for witness statements and video of the assault or the suspect between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. on April 11.

The man in question is described as:

  • 30 to 35 years old
  • 6'2" to 6'4"
  • Medium build
  • Dark eyes
  • Dark brown or black hair
  • Facial hair
  • Last seen wearing....
    • Blue jacket
    • Plaid shirt

His dog is described as a German shepherd that answers to the name "Milo."

Anyone with more information or video footage of the incident is encouraged to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file-number 2023-9308.