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Month: January 2017

New Westminster Police Department adopts naloxone to fight opioid crisis

New Westminster – Throughout the month of February New Westminster Police Department members and front line civilian staff will be trained in administering naloxone. The drug, which enters the body through a nasal spray, reverses the effects of opioids. “Having naloxone available to us means we can save lives in opioid overdose situations, and can […]

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6 tips to protect your mail

By taking a few precautions against mail fraud, you can protect your mail and yourself from becoming an easy target of identity thieves. If you’re expecting mail and don’t receive it, follow up with the sender to make sure it was sent. If you suspect you were a victim of mail theft, call our non-emergency […]

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Recognize these faces?

On June 1, 2016, a brown leather bag containing a number of photographs was located in the area of Quayside Drive and Renaissance Square, New Westminster. Inside the brown leather bag was a piece of paper on which the name “Robert Mackay” was written. Extensive efforts to locate Robert Mackay or any family member have […]

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Update – child abduction investigation

New Westminster – On January 23rd the New Westminster Police Department asked for the assistance of the public to locate a 9 year old who had allegedly been abducted by her mother. The 9 year old child was visiting with her mother Wilma Estrada, who does not currently have custody. During the visit, the mother […]

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Photo of New Westminster Police members being misused as American political graphic

On January 23, the New Westminster Police Department became aware that a photo of our members was being misused by an American anti-Women’s march group. The photo features three of our members standing in front of a patrol vehicle with anti-Women’s march commentary below the photograph. The photo was taken by a photographer of the […]

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Child Abduction Investigation – Public Assistance Required

New Westminster – On January 22nd at approximately 10:45pm the NWPD took conduct of a report of a possible child abduction. During a custody visit, the mother of 9 year old Makayla Estrada-Weber is believed to have taken her during the custody visit, violating a court order. The New Westminster Police Major Crime Unit has […]

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Suspect Charged Breaching Conditions

New Westminster – December 22nd 2016, the New Westminster Police Department issued an arrest warrant for 58 year old Coquitlam resident Randy Downes. Mr. Downes was allegedly breaching his court ordered conditions after being seen near Queens Park Arena on two occasions. Mr. Downes has multiple conditions stemming from a Coquitlam RCMP investigation that led […]

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Potential furnace inspection scam

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has received several complaints about alleged salespersons from a company named “Eco-Energy” regarding misleading sales practices. The complainant’s allege that door-to-door sales persons are misleading consumers, providing false information and using high pressure sales tactics to gain access to people’s homes to conduct questionable furnace inspections. It appears […]

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Alleged Drug Trafficker Charged

New Westminster – Starting in March 2016, the New Westminster Police Department Street Crime Unit conducted an extensive multi-jurisdictional drug investigation. Partnering with the Canada Border Services Agency, and several RCMP detachments including Surrey, Coquitlam, and Chilliwack the NWPD Street Crime Unit lead the lengthy multi-jurisdictional investigation and recommended several charges to Crown Counsel. On […]

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