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Month: May 2015

NWPD identify armed and dangerous suspect from May 18th incident

New Westminster – On May 25, 2015, the NWPD released information that a male suspect in the May 18th incident involving the pointing of a firearm at an NWPD officer was arrested by members of the RCMP in Canmore, Alberta.  Detectives from the NWPD Major Crime Unit along with an investigator from the NWPD Forensic […]

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Continued Theft from Autos in New West

There is an increase in theft from vehicles in the city. Thieves are searching for anything left behind in vehicles. Underground parkades and parking lots are targeted because thieves can break into multiple vehicles. These thefts are preventable by waiting for the garage gate to close, removing everything and securing your vehicle. The New Westminster […]

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Police Arrest Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous – Update to May 18th Incident

New Westminster – Previously on May 18th New Westminster Police attended a complaint of two people sleeping in a vehicle in the 100 block of Royal Avenue. As the officer made contact with a male driver, the suspect pointed a firearm directly at the officer and pulled the trigger however the firearm failed to discharge. […]

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Update-Vehicle Driven by Armed Suspect Located Unoccupied

At approximately 10:00am this morning, NWPD patrol members responded to a call of two people sleeping in a vehicle in the 100 block of Royal Avenue. After approaching the vehicle and making verbal contact with the unknown male in the driver’s seat, the male produced a firearm. The male pointed the firearm directly at the […]

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Multiple Agencies Searching for Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous

At approximately 10:00am this morning, NWPD patrol members responded to a call of two people sleeping in a vehicle in the 100 block of Royal Avenue. After approaching the vehicle and making verbal contact with the unknown male in the driver’s seat, the male produced a firearm. The male pointed the firearm directly at the […]

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NWPD Marine Unit rescues female from Fraser River

New Westminster – For the second time in two weeks, members of the NWPD Marine Unit have rescued a person from the Fraser River. On May 11, 2015 at approximately 7:30 pm, the NWPD received a report of a female being swept down the Fraser River in front of the New Westminster Quay. Sergeant Greg […]

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NWPD supports National Prescription Drug Drop-off Day

New Westminster – The NWPD is pleased to announce our support of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the 2015 National Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day being held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The CACP notes, the rising rates of recreational misuse of prescription drugs by youth can lead to addiction and unintended tragic […]

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NWPD request assistance with suspicious circumstance

On May 6th at approximately 12:30 pm, the NWPD responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance on East Columbia Street near Front Street.  A witness reported seeing a South Asian female with long black hair jump from the passenger side of a moving white vehicle while it traveled at approximately 20 km/hr.  The driver […]

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NWPD Request Assistance Locating Missing Male

The NWPD is asking for public’s assistance in locating Donald William Strayhorn.  Mr. Strayhorn is a Caucasian male, 70 years old, standing 6’1” and weighing approximately 210 pounds.  He has short grey hair and blue eyes.  He was last seen wearing, a blue toque, blue nylon windbreaker style jacket and khaki pants. Mr. Strayhorn was […]

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NWPD Investigating Fatal Collision

At approximately 08:45 hours this morning, the NWPD responded to a motor vehicle incident at the intersection of 12th Street and Stewardson Way.  The collision involved a commercial vehicle and a motorcycle and has left one person deceased. This intersection will be closed for several hours while Collision Analysts conduct an investigation.  The NWPD is […]

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