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Warning issued over embassy scam

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is warning residents about a telephone scam involving fraudsters posing as employees of foreign embassies. A New Westminster resident was called by someone claiming to work for the Chinese Embassy who told them they were a suspect in a large investigation. This person told the resident that […]

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Assistance needed in locating missing male

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 47 year old New Westminster resident Fernand Moret. Mr. Moret was last seen at approximately 9:30am on July 11th 2017 in the 300 block of East Columbia Street. “We are asking the public to help us locate Mr. Moret to ensure his well-being,” […]

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NWPD member arrested and charged criminally

The New Westminster Police Department can confirm that one of its members has been arrested and charged with a criminal offence. Constable Sukhwinder (Vinnie) Dosanjh, was arrested yesterday by members of the Victoria Police Department after an investigation into an incident alleged to have happened in Victoria in 2005. Dosanjh is now facing one count […]

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Charges recommended in connection to overdose death of sixteen year old

New Westminster –The New Westminster Police Department has arrested a suspect who is believed to be responsible for selling drugs which contributed to the overdose death of a sixteen year old New Westminster resident, and the hospitalization of another. A Report to Crown Counsel has been submitted recommending the following charges in relation to this […]

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Man brandishes axe at two New Westminster Police Constables

New Westminster – On July 7th 2017, at approximately midnight a man entered the New Westminster Police Department lobby and set up camp below the reports phone. Officers approached the man to let him know that they were making arrangements to find him a nearby place to sleep for the night as he couldn’t sleep […]

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Public assistance needed in search for high risk missing woman

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 41 year old Amanda Elizabeth Thomson of New Westminster. She was last seen at approximately 11:00pm on June 26 at her home. Her family realized she was missing when she could not be found the next morning. Amanda Elizabeth Thomson […]

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NWPD seeking witnesses in relation to New Westminster stabbings

New Westminster – New Westminster Police Department are appealing for witnesses following two stabbings in New Westminster on June 25. Police were dispatched to Royal Columbian Hospital where one man was being treated for a stab wound. The victim was attacked in the unit block of 8th Street near the bus loop at approximately 9:30pm. […]

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Assault with a weapon in Moody Park

New Westminster – New Westminster Police Department are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Moody Park yesterday. The incident occurred at approximately 4:00pm on June 21 near the northeast Moody Park baseball diamond. The 27 year old victim was punched and kicked multiple times by two young men and hit on the head with […]

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Residents warned of fraudsters posing as CRA employees and police

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police department is warning the public that the Canada Revenue Agency scam is hitting New Westminster with a renewed intensity. “We have received a wave of calls from residents advising us that people claiming to work for the CRA are calling to collect fictitious debts,” stated Media Relations Officer […]

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NWPD investigating death of 2 year old child

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is in the early stages of an investigation with the BC Coroners Service over the death of a 2 year old child. On June 7th 2017 at approximately 11pm, officers responded to a 911 call for help in the 300 block of Stanley Street, for a suspected […]

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