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NWPD Seek Assistance to Locate Missing Person

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 60 year old Bill Lakatos. Mr. Lakatos was last seen on July 11th 2016 in a park located in the 300 block of Carrall Street in Vancouver, but the family of Mr. Lakatos have not seen him since March 28th, […]

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LOCATED! NWPD seek public assistance to locate high risk missing person

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking assistance in locating 61 year old Andrew Giffen. Mr. Giffen was last seen at Royal Columbian Hospital on March 20, 2017 at approximately 12:00 pm. The New Westminster Police Department was notified by Royal Columbian Hospital that Mr. Giffen had left the facility. “If you […]

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Three people arrested, $25,000 of drugs seized

New Westminster – Three people were arrested after the New Westminster Police Department seized drugs with an estimated street value of $25,000 from a vehicle in New Westminster early Tuesday morning. The seizure and arrests were the result of an early morning traffic stop in New Westminster. The drugs seized are believed to be 100 […]

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Police Information Checks now available online

New Westminster – As part of our ongoing effort to optimize the use of technology, enhance efficiency, and better serve members of the public, the New Westminster Police Department is pleased to announce the launch of a new online application process for employment and volunteer Police Information Checks. Available now via the NWPD website at […]

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New Westminster Police interrupt possible attempted theft from construction site

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred on March 8, 2017 at approximately 2:00am involving the possible attempted theft of construction tools. Police were called at 2:17am on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 to a construction site on Carnarvon Street. Initial information indicates that a male suspect was […]

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NWPD investigate break and enter on paddle wheeler tour boat

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is currently investigating an incident that occurred on March 2, 2017 at approximately 2:00pm involving the possible attempted theft of a paddle wheeler tour boat, the M.V. Native. Police were called at 2:11pm on Thursday, March 2, 2017 to the south side of River Road for a […]

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Parent’s Night Out – Social Media Awareness, Safer Schools Together

New Westminster – Resources mentioned at the Parent’s Night Out talk are available below: Social Media Checklist Safer Schools Together Sexting Safety Agreement by J. Hengstler (2016) Family Cell Phone & Technology Use Contract by Carrie Goldman Family Media Agreement K-5 by commonsense.org (2013) The NWPD is happy to announce Parent’s Night Out! If you’re […]

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LOCATED! NWPD seek public assistance to locate missing person

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 21 year old Arthur Trimble who is currently of no fixed address. Mr. Trimble was last seen on February 7th 2017 in the 200 block of Sherbrooke Street, at approximately 5:00pm. Mr. Trimble was scheduled to return to a […]

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NWPD requests assistance to locate male

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the assistance of the public to locate 25 year old Satnam Singh. Mr. Singh was last seen in the 300 block of Wood Street in New Westminster on December 13th 2016 at approximately 10:00pm. Mr. Singh was anticipated to return home to India, however he […]

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New Westminster Police Department adopts naloxone to fight opioid crisis

New Westminster – Throughout the month of February New Westminster Police Department members and front line civilian staff will be trained in administering naloxone. The drug, which enters the body through a nasal spray, reverses the effects of opioids. “Having naloxone available to us means we can save lives in opioid overdose situations, and can […]

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