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Month: December 2010

45 Year Old Vancouver Male Arrested On Christmas Eve For Burglary

On December 24th at 7:30 pm an upstairs resident of a home in the 1300 block of 4th avenue heard a smashing sound. Knowing that the downstairs resident was away, the upstairs resident called New Westminster Police and then went to investigate. Upon looking into the suite the resident discovered the glass entry door was […]

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Robbery At 7-11 – Two Men Arrested Nearby

On December 26th, at 2:36 AM the 7-Eleven Store on 6th Street called New Westminster Police to report that two males had just robbed the store at knifepoint. Police responded and immediately deployed a police dog. The police dog managed to track both suspects to the 300 Block of 4th Street where they were arrested. […]

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Armed Robbery Of Drug Store – 8th & McBride, New Westminster

On December 28th at approximately 9:30 A.M. New Westminster Police Service received a call from staff at Peoples Drug Mart reporting an armed robbery that had just occurred. Two males dressed entirely in black with their faces also covered by black masks entered the store. They produced hand guns and demanded drugs from the pharmacy. […]

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Overnight Stabbing – Youth Offender In Custody

At 21:00 hours, New Westminster Police responded to several 911 calls reporting that a male had been stabbed in the 700 block of 5th Avenue. The incident reportedly began as a verbal dispute between two groups of males and escalated to a stabbing of a 23 year old Port Alberni male. The victim was transported […]

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Male Found Deceased In A New Westminster Apartment Building, Foul Play Suspected.

On December 18, 2010 at approximately 1140 PM New Westminster Police Service received a 911 call regarding a male in medical distress. Upon police arrival a deceased male was located inside a suite at 140 6th Street. The scene was secured for New Westminster Forensic Investigation Section and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team to arrive […]

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Theft From Automobiles Increase In December

December normally brings an upswing in theft from vehicles and New Westminster is no exception to this ongoing Christmas trend. New Westminster has recently seen targeting of laptop computers, GPS’s, and IPods from private vehicles. Commercial vehicles have been targeted for their tools and equipment. The reality is, anything left in a vehicle is appealing […]

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Small Fire At Care Home Extinguished By Sprinkler System

New Westminster Police and Fire Service responded this evening to a small fire at a Seniors Care Facility in the 200 block of Ross Drive. Sprinklers in the suite quickly extinguished the small fire although some resulting water damage did occur to the suites below. As a precaution a 100 year old resident was taken […]

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Young Child Very Lucky Following Pedestrian Accident

A three year old New Westminster boy was very lucky yesterday afternoon when struck by a vehicle travelling at a slow speed in the 200 block of 10th street. The child was dragged for approximately 10-12 feet. The child was transported to Royal Columbian Hospital and held overnight for observation but was well enough to […]

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Robbery With A Weapon

On December 7th at 2244 Hours, a male entered the Best Buy store located on Boyd Street in New Westminster. A store employee observed the male walk to the games area of the store, select several video games and then tuck them underneath his jacket. When the suspect attempted to leave the store the employee […]

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Vancouver Police Officer Charged With Assault

On July 26, 2010, the Vancouver Police Department requested that the New Westminster Police Service conduct an investigation into an allegation that a VPD constable pushed a woman on Hasting Street, and, the actions of the two constables that accompanied him. After a three month investigation, the New Westminster Police Major Crime Unit forwarded a […]

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