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NWPD Arrest Suspect of Assault with a Weapon

New Westminster – On Sunday September 23, 2018 the New Westminster Police Department responded to the Queensborough Bridge for a report of an assault in progress, after an adult male had assaulted an elderly male with a weapon. Two people intervened to help, but the suspect then began attacking them. When officers arrived, the suspected […]

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Passerby alerts New Westminster Police Department officers to man in medical distress

New Westminster – On July 26th, 2018, shortly after 4:00 am, the New Westminster Police Department was alerted to a possible overdose at Westminster Pier Park. A passerby had observed an adult male in the park and believed he could be overdosing. The passerby ran to the police station to get help. Officers rushed to […]

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NWPD ask for assistance in search for missing person Douglas Thornburn

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for 61 year old New Westminster resident, Douglas Thornburn, after he was reported missing by his fiancé. He is not believed to be a risk to himself, but loved ones are concerned and want to ensure his wellbeing. Mr. Thornburn […]

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LOCATED! NWPD searching for high risk missing person Kathleen Stimson

UPDATE on July 24th, 2018 at 3:10pm: Mrs. Stimson has been located safe and sound in Saskatoon, Sask. Thank you for everyone’s help in finding her. UPDATE on July 23rd, 2018 at 4:00pm: Mrs. Stimson continues to be missing and has since flown to Saskatoon, Sask. NWPD Investigators are working with partnering police agencies in Saskatchewan in […]

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NWPD Street Crime Unit make arrests and drug seizures after in-depth investigation

New Westminster – On June 20, 2018, the New Westminster Police Department’s Street Crime Unit executed a series of search warrants throughout the Metro Vancouver area as part of an investigation into fentanyl trafficking. The investigation spanned several months and the NWPD Street Crime Unit worked with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, the Lower […]

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Help us find high risk missing person Leonard MacGillivray

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Leonard MacGillivray. Mr. MacGillivray was last seen at approximately 9:00am near Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. He is described as having a slim build with grey hair and moustache. He was last seen wearing a bright […]

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NWPD investigating assault with weapon

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is in the early stages of an investigation involving an assault with a weapon. On June 20th at approximately 11:50pm, patrol officers responded to a report of a male who was assaulted with a weapon in the 800 block of Agnes Street. When officers arrived, an adult […]

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NWPD investigating cause of fatal motorcycle crash

New Westminster – Officers were called to the area of 10th Avenue at approximately 8:30am on June 19th, for a report of a collision between a motorcycle and a passenger car. The motorcycle rider, who is an adult male from Vancouver, subsequently died. 10th Ave between McBride Boulevard and 6th Street was closed for several […]

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Home invasion robbery suspects found guilty

New Westminster – On July 6th, 2016 at approximately 04:00 hours, NWPD patrol members responded to a reported home invasion in the 400 block of Queens Avenue. On arrival, officers located a resident who was suffering from significant injuries, however the suspects had already fled the scene. Due to the random nature and severity of […]

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*Located* Help needed locating stolen dog

*Update* Jackson, the missing Brussell Griffen has been located safe in Vancouver and returned to his family. Our investigation into any criminal offence continues. New Westminster – On June 2nd at approximately 6:00pm, the NWPD received a report of a dog theft. The owners of a small brown Brussell Griffen named Jackson secured him on […]

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