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Month: June 2011

Train Bridge Impacted By Gravel Barge

On Tuesday, June 28th at 0442 Hours, the New Westminster Police were contacted by the Coast Guard and advised that the train bridge, located several hundred meters east of the Queensborough Bridge, was struck by a passing tug boat’s gravel barge. Officers attended the scene in the police boat and confirmed that a section of […]

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Forcible Confinement, Robbery, Assault With Weapon

The New Westminster Police are investigating a violent “home invasion” during which 3 suspects broke into a residence in New Westminster and forcible confined a male victim. A female in her teens and a One-year old child were present during the event but were unharmed. The suspects stole a number of valuable coins and precious […]

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Constable Jeff Klassen Police Act Investigation

On June 10 2011 Constable Jeff Klassen was sentenced by Provincial Court Judge Werier in relation to his recent conviction for assault. Previously on September 23 2009 the Police Act Investigation was suspended, by the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner, pending the conclusion of the criminal investigation and proceedings. Unfortunate delays within the criminal […]

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Male Arrested For Attempted Theft Of Catalytic Converter

On June 12 1930 Hours, New Westminster police were contacted by a witness whom advised of observing a male underneath a vehicle parked on a business premise in the One-Hundred Block of East Columbia Street. Patrol officer Constable Daryl Pakosh quickly attended the scene and discovered the male still partway under the vehicle attempting to […]

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Request For Witnesses In Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident

To update the earlier media release regarding the fatal collision between a cement truck and small car at Holmes Street and East Columbia Street on April 19th; The New Westminster Police investigation continues. Detectives are appealing to any witnesses who were in the area of Holmes Street and East Columbia at approximately 11:30 AM on […]

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New Westminster Parks Safety Project

The New Westminster Police Service and New Westminster Parks Culture and Recreation are working together to eliminate criminal and nuisance behaviors that occur each year within our parks during the spring and summer months. In addition to preventative and educational measures, the Police Service employs a “zero tolerance” approach to criminal and nuisance behaviors that […]

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Sudden Death – Death Of A Child

Police investigators continue to conduct interviews in this tragic incident. A police statement will be released at the conclusion of the investigation. Our Victim Assistance Unit continues to work with the child’s family and friends. Our police organization is profoundly saddened by the loss of this child.

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New Westminster Police Investigating The Death Of A Small Child

The New Westminster Police Service is investigating the death of a small child. It is early on in the investigation and all indications are that this death was an accident. Police resources are currently working to determine what occurred. Our victim assistance unit is with the family at this time offering support. Police would like […]

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