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Month: March 2013

Property Crime Offenders Arrested

The New Westminster Police had a busy, albeit successful Friday nightshift, arresting a total of five Property Crime Offenders in two separate incidents. On March 23rd, 2013 at approximately 7:40 pm, NWPD members responded to an alarm at Richard McBride Elementary School at 331 Richmond Street. Three males were arrested leaving the building while another […]

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Attempted Robbery Involving Internet Purchase of iPhone

The New Westminster Police are reminding the public to be extremely careful when purchasing items off of the internet from unknown vendors. On March 22nd, 2013 at approximately 12:30 pm, a 47 year old male victim agreed to meet another male in the 1900 block of 7th Avenue after responding to a Craigslist ad to […]

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Cops for Cancer Cup Charity Hockey Game Raises $1800

Despite going into the third period down only 4 – 2, the NWPD Blues Hockey Team were outgunned in the final frame by the New Westminster Salmonbellies, who turned on the afterburners and cruised to a 10 -3 victory, taking the second annual Cops for Cancer Cup. The real winner on the night however was […]

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NWPD remind public to be vigilant in building security

The New Westminster Police Department is reminding residents of apartment buildings and condos to be vigilant in preventing unauthorized entry to buildings. On March 11th, 2013, a resident of a condo complex along Quayside Drive allowed an unknown subject entry to the building. The male in question claimed to be a FedEx courier; however, despite […]

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Update on NWPD Internal Investigation: Officer Resigns

The sworn police member referred to in the media release from March 7, 2013 has submitted his resignation from the New Westminster Police Department; his resignation has been accepted by Chief Constable Dave Jones. No special buy out or severance package was offered or paid to this member by the NWPD. Under the Police Act, […]

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NWPD attend residence to investigate reported explosion

On March 18th, 2013 at approximately 4:20 pm, patrol members from the New Westminster Police Department were called to assist New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services for a reported explosion in a residence in the 1000 block of 5th Avenue. Upon arrival, NWPD members located a male outside the residence suffering from significant burn injuries. […]

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Female Pedestrian Succumbs to Injuries

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Gemma Snowball passed away due to injuries suffered after being struck by a motor vehicle on Monday, March 11, 2013 in the intersection of 6th Street and 6th Avenue in New Westminster. Gemma was originally from Australia was currently residing in New Westminster. The fatality is currently under investigation by […]

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Pedestrian Suffers Serious Injury after being Struck by Vehicle

On Monday, March 11, 2013 at approximately 10:30 PM, the New Westminster Police were dispatched to the area of 6th Street and 6th Avenue in New Westminster for a collision involving a pedestrian. A twenty-five-year old female was struck in the intersection by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated […]

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NWPD Officer suspended

The New Westminster Police Department is confirming that a Police Act investigation is being conducted against one of its members for alleged misuse of information obtained from a police computer database. Once the allegations were brought to the attention of the NWPD, an immediate Order to Investigate from the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner […]

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Serial car thief arrested in stolen vehicle minutes after being released from NWPD cells

On March 5th, 2013 at approximately 1:15 PM, patrol members of the New Westminster Police Department located a stolen 1996 Honda Odyssey van parked in the unit block of Church Street, about half a block from the NWPD office. Shortly after being located the van became mobile and was followed by the NWPD members. Fortunately […]

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