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Month: July 2012

NWPD members apprehend wanted suspect

On July 30th, 2012 at approximately 1:30 pm, New Westminster Police Constables Pakosh and Santaga were just completing an unrelated traffic stop in the 400 block of 9th Street when they observed a BMW traveling southbound on 9th Street at a high rate of speed. Both members attempted to flag the driver over for speeding; […]

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Police Continue Search of Suspect in the Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer

July 30, 2012 marks the one-year anniversary of the aggravated assault of a New Westminster police officer, and police are still actively searching for the suspect. On July 30, 2011 a New Westminster police officer responded to a complaint of a distraught male in Queens Park. As the officer approached a picnic table, a male […]

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New Westminster Police Department joins to provide public access to neighbourhood crime data in real time

New Westminster—The New Westminster Police Department is pleased to announce that citizens can now gain access to neighborhood-level crime incident data in near real time. “Providing reliable, timely information to our citizens is one of our top priorities, because an informed public is a safer public,” says Chief Constable Jones. “Partnering with Public Engines gives […]

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Break and Enter Prevention

Summer is upon us with warm days and evenings. Criminals will often target residence on warm summer nights as they are only too aware that many unsuspecting home owners will leave doors or windows ajar. The following are some ideas that will be helpful: Suspects in Break and Enters use various ways to enter homes […]

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NWPD Urge Parents to Keep Children Safe in the Hot Summer Months

Summer has finally arrived in New Westminster and the New Westminster Police Department wants all families to enjoy the weather and have a safe and happy summer. Everyone likes to keep their homes cool by having windows open but with that brings safety concerns for small children. NWPD is urging parents to keep their children […]

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Fake Cop Swindles Local Business out of $250

The New Westminster Police Department are asking businesses to beware of a male impersonating a police officer. On July 2, 2012 at 6:45 pm, a local veterinary business was the victim of a fraud. The male suspect entered the store and was seated in the lobby area for approximately 20 minutes. Another customer was also […]

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Senior out $2,525 in Reader’s Digest Lottery Scam

The New Westminster Police Department investigated a fraud regarding a Reader’s Digest Lottery Scam. On July 6, 2012, the victim attended the police station and advised that in March or April 2012, he received a letter in the mail from “Reader’s Digest” informing him that he had won a $50,000 lottery. The victim filled out […]

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New Westminster Police Department launches new website, kicking off new chapter in community engagement

New Westminster – On Tuesday, July 3, the New Westminster Police Department launched their new website. The site, which was designed by Ballistic Arts Media Studios, features access to interactive crime maps, new promotional videos and detailed, easy-to-follow information on recruitment just to name a few. “We’re thrilled about our new website,” said Chief Constable […]

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