How do I...
If the crime you are reporting is an emergency, call 911.
If the crime you are reporting is not an emergency, you can call the non-emergency line at 604-525-5411 or attend our Front Counter at 555 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC.
In the past three months, the Queensborough area has experienced an increase in the number of residential break and enters. Investigations have indicated that there may be as high as nine break-ins within a three month period. The break and enters are being investigated by our Patrol and, Major Crime investigators.
We do not currently have a suspect(s) description however, we can advise that the trend follows a pattern of daytime break and enters wherein no occupants are in the residence at the time of the offence. Our criminal intelligence and forensic investigators have identified other similarities that are part of the on-going investigations. As has been experienced in the past, it may well be one individual that resides in another municipality and commits their crimes in New Westminster. Our investigators are working with other municipal police agencies to identify trends and suspect(s).
In addition to the ongoing criminal investigations, our patrol officers are conducting extra patrols in the Queensborough area, as are our volunteers from Citizens Crime Watch Patrol and our high visibility Bike Squad volunteers. We ask that if residents observe a suspicious person loitering in the neighborhood to please contact us immediately and, if a suspect is observed pushing, pulling or prying at a buildings door or windows, contact us by dialing 9-1-1. It is important that in either circumstance, the caller makes a quick mental note of suspect description, exact location, and any vehicles associated to the suspect etc. Most importantly, maintain the observation of a suspect from a safe and secrete distance and stay on the phone with our police personal.
Here are a few reminders that we should all practice when it comes to home safety tips;