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Month: March 2009

Media Update – Charges Laid – Building Evacuation

Formal charges have now been laid against a 30 year old New Westminster male, in relation to the events precipitating the evacuations of an apartment building at 225 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC. Hamish SUTHERLAND has now been charged with the following offences: Intending to cause explosion – Section 81(1)(a) of the Criminal Code Possession […]

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New Westminster Police Service 2008 Annual Report

Click here to read the New Westminster Police Service 2008 Annual Report (Adobe Acrobat required).

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File Update – Building Evacuation At 225 Royal Avenue

This media release is to update the media regarding the Police investigation on this matter. On the evening of Tuesday March 24th, 2009, members of the New Westminster Police Service entered into an investigation involving an apartment located in the 200 block of Royal Avenue. This investigation centered around the existence of possible Incendiary material […]

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Police Investigate Discovery Of Hazardous Materials

15:45 Update: Please be advised of the latest update regarding this investigation; The criminal investigation into this matter is continuing. No charges have been laid at this time, however, the male suspect is currently undergoing a psychological evaluation. At this stage of the investigation there are no links to any organized crime or terrorist groups. […]

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New Westminster Police Return Male To Calgary On Outstanding Charges

On March 17th, 2009 the New Westminster Police escorted a male back to Calgary to face a number of outstanding criminal charges he was facing in that jurisdiction. Edward Stephen LUJANG, a 35 year old male currently of No Fixed Address, was wanted by the Calgary Police Service for the following offences: Two counts of […]

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Missing Male Not Yet Located

The eighty-year-old gentleman missing from New Westminster since 09-03-03 has not yet been found and police are asking members of the public for their assistance in locating him. Merl Joesph CLOUTIER is described as a Caucasian male, 5’9” (180 cm) and weighing 160 pounds (73 kg). He was last seen wearing a tan-colored windbreaker with […]

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Missing Adult Male

Mr. CLOUTIER was incorrectly identified as Joseph MERL in this release. Merl is in fact his first name. The New Westminster Police Service seeks the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult male. Joseph MERL, DOB 1929-February-28. Merl left his New Westminster residence March 3rd at 700 a.m. Merl may have early onset of dementia […]

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Apartment Fire- Body Discovered In Suite

On March 2nd at 1140 hrs. the New Westminster Police Service was contacted by the New Westminster Fire Department advising that they required assistance at an apartment fire located in the 800 blk. of St. Andrews St. At scene, fire and police discovered a fifth floor apartment fully involved in fire. Fire fighters addressed the […]

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