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Month: April 2015

Temporary interruption of non-emergency phone service to the NWPD

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police non-emergency phone line is temporarily out of service to all incoming and outgoing calls. The emergency 911 phone lines remain operational and are not affected by this interruption. We are urgently investigating the cause of this outage and will advise when phone lines are operational once again. -30-

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NWPD seeking public assistance in mail theft

New Westminster – On the morning of Sunday, April 19, 2015, members responded to three complaints of mail theft that had occurred at three different apartment buildings in New Westminster between 8:00 am and 9:30 am. In each instance, the bank of mailboxes within the apartment building lobbies had been pried open and the contents […]

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Former NWPD member to face criminal charges

New Westminster – In March 2015, as a result of an internal theft investigation, the NWPD terminated the employment of one of its sworn members. As a result of the initial internal theft investigation, Crown Counsel has approved the following charges against Adam Spindor, who had eight years of service with the NWPD prior to […]

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NWPD Marine Unit rescue man and canoe

New Westminster – On April 25, 2015 at approximately 4:30pm, the NWPD received multiple 911 calls reporting a male screaming for help and clinging to the side of a capsized canoe on the Fraser River. Constable Stu Hagen, a member of NWPD’s Marine Unit and Constable Nick Dion immediately launched SHAW 1, the NWPD boat, […]

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NWPD Executes Three Search Warrants

New Westminster – On April 24, 2015, the NWPD Street Crime Unit with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team executed three search warrants at residences located in the 800 block of 5th Avenue and the 500 block of 10th Street.  The search warrants have been executed in relation to an ongoing drug […]

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ALERT: THIEVES ARE AFTER YOUR MAIL

There has been an increase in mail theft in apartment and strata buildings. Thieves break-in to the building and vandalize mail boxes in order to steal credit cards, cheques and your identity. Report all suspicious or criminal activity to the police. Pick up your mail as soon as possible and do not leave it in […]

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NWPD Investigate Stabbing

New Westminster – On the early morning on April 18, 2015 at approximately 12:30 am, the NWPD responded to reports of a male bleeding profusely near the New Westminster SkyTrain station. NWPD members attended and located the male victim, an eighteen year old Surrey resident suffering from multiple stab wounds. The victim was transported to […]

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NWPD request assistance in locating missing teen

New Westminster – The NWPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Samantha Lee Walters. Samantha is a 16 year old, Caucasian female standing approximately 5’7 inches tall with a slender build, weighing 126lbs. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes. Samantha was last seen at her home in New Westminster at approximately 10:00 […]

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Police investigate shots fired over the weekend

New Westminster – In the early morning hours of April 11, 2015, New Westminster Police responded to a report of shots fired in the area of the 22nd Street bus loop. Police attended and spoke to witnesses who reported hearing sounds of gunfire; there were no reported injuries. Police re-attended the area later in the day […]

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