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Month: February 2015

NWPD make arrest on local business owner

New Westminster – On September 10, 2014 the NWPD responded to the 600 block of 12th Street for the report of a fight taking place.  After members arrived, they learned that a suspect had assaulted a local merchant outside of his store and then fled the area. The victim of the assault suffered serious but […]

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NWPD Request Assistance in Locating Missing Teen

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating, Justine Carifelle.  Ms. Carifelle is an Aboriginal female, 16 years old, standing 5’5 inches tall with brown eyes, long black hair and a slim build.  She may be wearing glasses, a black shirt and jeans and has no known […]

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New Westminster Police carry out external Police Act investigations into allegations of police misconduct

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department can confirm that on March 10, 2014 we received Orders for an External Investigation, from the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner related to Police Act investigations against 17 members of the Abbotsford Police Department and one member of the Vancouver Police Department. The Police Act investigations […]

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NWPD seeking public assistance in theft from elderly victim

New Westminster – The NWPD is requesting public assistance in identifying a male believed to be responsible for stealing cash from an elderly victim. On February 5, 2015 at approximately 1:00 pm, the 70 year old female victim, who is a resident of New Westminster, entered the TD Bank located at 555 6th Street to […]

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NWPD warns public about phone and email scams

New Westminster – On February 6, 2015, the NWPD reported members of the public recently falling victim to the “Microsoft Scam”.  This scam involves a caller gaining the trust of the victim while claiming to work for Microsoft.  The reason given for the call is to assist the victim in solving home computer issues such […]

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NWPD investigate stabbing on Cumberland Street

New Westminster – On February 8, 2015 at approximately 1:37 pm, NWPD patrol officers responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence on Cumberland Street. Upon arrival, several family members were at the residence and a fifty three year old male was located with serious stab wounds. The male was transported to a […]

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NWPD assists with house fire at 10th Street and 6th Avenue

New Westminster – At about 6:00 am this morning, the NWPD responded to a house fire at 1000 Block of 6th Avenue in a supportive role to the NWFD. The structure contained multiple units and it appears there were no injuries. Sixth Ave from 9th Street to 11th Street remains closed at this time; no […]

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Crime alerts for February

Read our latest crime alerts for the Uptown and Downtown areas of New Westminster. There has been an increase in mail theft, theft of autos and theft from autos and storage lockers in these areas. Please view details and tips on how to prevent becoming a victim of auto crime. Crime alerts page

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NWPD report areas of concern for vehicle related property crime

New Westminster – The month of January has seen an increase in vehicle related property crime in the downtown and Brow of the Hill areas of the city. During the month of January there were 21 vehicles reported stolen in New Westminster, which in terms of the entire city, is a 42% drop from the […]

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Charges approved by Crown Counsel after independent NWPD investigation

New Westminster – After an incident involving members of the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority on August 10, 2011, the New Westminster Police Department was asked to assist the Office of the Police Complaints Commission with an independent investigation. The NWPD conducted a thorough and independent investigation of the incident and following this investigation […]

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