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Police arrest man after paintball gun reported as rifle

New Westminster – On February 10th 2018 at approximately 9:00pm, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a man on an upper floor balcony shooting what appeared to be a rifle in the area of Memorial Drive and Ross Drive. Officers converged on the apartment and arrested two adult New Westminster residents without […]

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New Westminster Police Department launches Specialized Investigations Unit

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is announcing the launch of a new unit dedicated to investigating sexual assaults. “After a review regarding the handling of sexual assault allegations, we took a look at how we could better approach these types of files,” stated Media Relations Officer Sergeant Jeff Scott. “The result was […]

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Located: Help us find high risk missing person Dylan Dempsey

Update – Dylan Dempsey has been located safe. Thanks to everyone for the assistance in looking for him. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Dylan Dempsey. Dylan Dempsey was last seen on the afternoon of January 10th near the Royal Columbian Hospital in […]

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Located! NWPD ask assistance in locating high risk missing person Debbra Halyk

Update – Debbra Halyk has been located safe by our partners at the Coquitlam RCMP. Thanks to everyone for the assistance in looking for her. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Debbra Halyk. Debbra Halyk was last seen yesterday near East Columbia Street […]

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LOCATED: Help us locate 29 year old Brooke “Brooklyn” Anderson

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 29 year old Brooke “Brooklyn” Anderson. She was last seen on December 13th at approximately 1:00pm in the 1200 block of Quayside Drive. Brooklyn does not have a cell phone or access to money. She is described as a […]

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Located: Help us locate 10 year old Ayden Dubbelman

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 10 year old Ayden Dubbelman. He was last seen today at approximately 3:30pm in the 1400 block of Dublin Street. Ayden is said to have run away from his care taker, and knows how to use the sky train. […]

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NWPD coat rack expands to Lookout’s Russell Housing Centre

New Westminster – Homeless and low income individuals are invited to choose a warm winter coat for themselves at Lookout’s Russell Housing Centre. Coats have been generously donated by both residents and Value Village to the New Westminster Police Department’s Take One Leave One coat rack, which resides inside the lobby of the police department. […]

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Off-duty NWPD constable saves man’s life after medical emergency leads to serious crash

New Westminster – A motorist nearly died from a medical emergency on the Port Mann bridge. Thankfully, Constable Todd Sweet was driving a short distance behind him and saved his life. Constable Sweet was on his way home and saw up ahead a vehicle had crashed head-on into a cement barrier. With the help of […]

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Located: NWPD asking for public assistance to locate missing person

Update – Fhionna McCormick has been located safe. Thanks to everyone for the assistance in looking for her. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 18 year old Fhionna McCormick. She was last seen on November 28th at approximately 3:00pm in the 200 block of East […]

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Appeal for witnesses after 11 year old girl struck in crosswalk

New Westminster – An 11 year old girl sustained non-life threatening injuries after being struck in a hit and run last Thursday afternoon. The girl was hit as she was in the crosswalk at 12th Street and 7th Avenue at approximately 5:00pm. It is believed that she was struck by a silver or grey SUV, which may […]

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