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Month: September 2017

When tragedy strikes, the Victim Assistance Unit is on the scene

The New Westminster Police Department’s Victim Assistance Unit volunteers join officers as they attend the homes of people in the worst kind of crisis. Oftentimes, these volunteers meet with victims of crime or family members of someone who has died suddenly. While the police must do their jobs, the Victim Assistance Unit (VAU) volunteers see to the immediate emotional and […]

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Lengthy standoff results in safe arrest of suspect

New Westminster – On September 18, 2017 at approximately 5:00am, New Westminster Police Department were called to a residence in Queensborough for a male uttering threats. Upon arrival the suspect barricaded himself in the home and refused to come out. It was believed the male was armed with a weapon, what ensued was a lengthy […]

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Appeal for witnesses after youth assaulted with baseball bat

New Westminster – On September 15, 2017 at approximately 8:00pm four youths were walking home down the 700 block of 20th Street in New Westminster. A soccer ball belonging to one of the youth crossed paths with a passing vehicle. The vehicle stopped and a man allegedly got out of the passenger side and chased […]

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Crime trends for week of September 11

The New Westminster Police Department wants residents to be aware of the following recent crimes so that residents can take precautions: We have seen an increase in theft of motorcycles in the mid-town area (between 3rd Avenue and Hamilton Street, and 8th Street and 12th Street). Park in a well-lit area. Consider buying a motorcycle […]

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High Risk Missing Person: Karen Docker

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 73 year old Port Moody resident, Karen Docker. Mrs. Docker was last seen in the 300 block of East Columbia Street at approximately 8:00am on September 9th 2017. She is described as a fair skinned Caucasian female, standing approximately […]

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NWPD Charity Golf Tournament

Join us in supporting two fantastic charities with a game of golf and a delicious dinner. Once you’ve finished the course, join us in the clubhouse for cocktails, mingling, dinner, a silent auction and some amazing prizes. Call Constable Wendy Bowyer for tickets: 604-724-6764 or email

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Crime trends for the week of August 28

The New Westminster Police Department wants residents to be aware of the following recent crimes so that residents can take precautions: On the West Side of New Westminster, more specifically north of 3rd Avenue, west of 12th Street there has been overnight theft from autos. Please keep valuables out of sight. The NWPD continues to […]

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