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New Westminster Police issue public notification for Kayla Bourque

Kayla Bourque is shown in a handout photo.
Kayla Bourque is shown in a handout photo. New Westminster Police

The Ministry of Justice has issued a public notification that Kayla Bourque, a high-risk offender known for killing two family pets, has been released from custody and plans to live in New Westminster.

“The Ministry of Justice, Corrections Branch has advised through a public notification today that Ms. Bourque “has an escalating criminal history, has offended violently against both people and animals and is considered a high risk to re-offend,” wrote the New Westminster Police Department in a statement.

In September 2009, Bourque was convicted of killing animals, causing unnecessary pain and suffering or injury to animals.

In March 2012, she was found guilty of possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, but charges of possessing child pornography were stayed. She was sentenced to one month in jail and three years of probation.

In 2013, she lost an appeal of a lifetime ban on owning animals.

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Bourque is the subject of 47 court imposed conditions as part of her release, including electronic monitoring and a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

You can read the full list of conditions here.

If you see Bourque violating any of her conditions, you’re asked to call New Westminster Police at 604-525-5411.