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Month: June 2012

NWPD responds to Fraser River incident

At approximately 0900 hours members of the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of a tugboat in distress on the Fraser River in the area of the Patullo Bridge. In addition to a number of private vessels already on the river, members of the NWPD, the Surrey RCMP, and the Coast Guard Hovercraft […]

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NWPD Reserve Constable Graduation

New Westminster – On June 28th, 2012 the New Westminster Police Department will be graduating its first Reserve Constable Class since the program was phased out 12 years ago. Under the former program, the NWPD Reserve Constable’s were armed and their primary function was to supplement operational policing under the supervision of full time police […]

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NWPD to Conduct External Investigation into Use of Force incident

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is confirming they have taken on an external investigation into a use of force incident that occurred in Prince George on May 11th, 2012. The Prince George RCMP made this request to ensure the investigation was conducted in an independent and transparent manner. At this time, the […]

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NWPD mourns passing of former Chief Constable

New Westminster – It is with deep regret that the New Westminster Police Department announces the passing of former Chief Constable Ken Brown. Chief Brown started policing in 1955 when he first joined the Vancouver Police Department as a Constable. Chief Brown quickly rose through the VPD ranks, being promoted to Detective in 1963, Sergeant […]

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Crown Approves Charges in Dump Truck Fatality

New Westminster – On April 19, 2011, a cement truck collided with a single vehicle resulting in the death of Mark Holmes, a twenty-six year old resident of Coquitlam, British Columbia. The New Westminster Police Department conducted an extensive investigation which included their Major Crime Unit, Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Team along with independent experts […]

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NWPD Requesting Assistance From The Public To Identify Fraudster

The New Westminster Police Department is seeking help from the public to identify a male who defrauded a local senior citizen of $1,600. On January 3, 2012 the unidentified male approached the elderly victim and called her by name. The unidentified male took the victim for coffee and then convinced her to withdraw $1,600 from […]

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NWPD Alerts Seniors About Scam

On May 31, 2012 at 7:36 P.M., an elderly woman reported to the police that an unknown person attended her apartment in the Uptown area of New Westminster and claimed that he was from her oxygen tank company. During the conversation, the unknown male stated that the rates on her oxygen had gone up $40 […]

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NWPD Alerts Seniors About Scam

On May 31, 2012 at 7:36 P.M., an elderly woman reported to the police that an unknown person attended her apartment in the Uptown area of New Westminster and claimed that he was from her oxygen tank company. During the conversation, the unknown male stated that the rates on her oxygen had gone up $40 […]

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NWPD Is Searching For A Stolen Scooter Required For Elderly Man’s Mobility

On May 29 at approximately 1130 am, an elderly resident of the 700 block of 13th Street, discovered that his mobility scooter had been stolen out of the car park where it had been parked over the last year when not in use. It appears the scooter was taken between 9:30 am and 11:30 am, […]

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NWPD Is Searching For A Stolen Scooter Required For Elderly Man’s Mobility

On May 29 at approximately 1130 am, an elderly resident of the 700 block of 13th Street, discovered that his mobility scooter had been stolen out of the car park where it had been parked over the last year when not in use. It appears the scooter was taken between 9:30 am and 11:30 am, […]

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