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Month: November 2015

Update: Deceased person found in vehicle fire

New Westminster – On October 28th 2015 at approximately 6:45pm the New Westminster Police Department responded to the 1000 block of 4th Avenue to assist the New Westminster Fire Department with a vehicle fire. After the fire was extinguished, one deceased person was located in the vehicle. The NWPD Major Crime Unit and Forensic Identification […]

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a form of impaired driving as a driver’s judgment is compromised when they are not fully focused on the road. Distracted driving is the act of driving while engaged in other activities—such as looking after children, texting, talking on the phone or to a passenger, watching videos, eating, or reading. Even talking […]

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Update – NWPD has gone green!

New Westminster – In January 2015, as part of a pilot project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to reduce fuel expenses, the first four NWPD patrol division vehicles equipped with dual fuel technology took to the streets of New Westminster. The NWPD is happy to announce that since the roll out of the initial […]

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Violence Against Women

Violence against women is not just a women’s issue, it’s everyone’s issue. Violence against women is not a private family problem. It is a community and public health concern affecting not only the abuser and victim but everyone around them. When violence does occur, women, children and families need access to services and supports to […]

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Abuse of Older Adults

Abuse of older adults is an act or behaviour by anyone, including a caregiver, which results in harm to an older person’s well-being or safety. Caregivers are often family members, but include anyone who provides care to the older person in their own home or a care facility. Issues of power and control underlie all […]

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Cougar sighted in residential area

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has responded to a cougar sighting in the Glenbrook neighbourhood of New Westminster. This area backs on to a wooded ravine near Glenbrook Drive. There are numerous police resources in the area advising residents and trick-or-treaters of the sighting. A Conservation Officer has been assigned to this […]

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