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Month: April 2020

New Westminster Police Department joins Nextdoor

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is announcing a partnership with Nextdoor, an online neighbourhood network. As the first police department in Canada to join the platform, this partnership offers another way for the New Westminster Police Department to engage with the New Westminster community. “Having the ability to easily communicate with residents, […]

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Suspect Charged after Theft at Royal Columbian Hospital

New Westminster – On April 14th, 2020 at approximately 2:45 AM, the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of a theft from Royal Columbian Hospital that occurred between 9:40 pm and 12:30 am. A female, described as being 20 to 30 years old, entered the hospital at and changed into hospital scrubs. The […]

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Crime trends since COVID-19 public health orders

New Westminster – New crime trends have emerged in New Westminster since COVID-19 provincial public health orders were put in place five weeks ago. The New Westminster Police Department has seen a significant reduction in most major crime categories, as well as residential break and enters, frauds, and auto theft. “These statistics reflect how we’re […]

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Nirla Sharma Found Deceased

New Westminster – On February 25th, 2020, the New Westminster Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old New Westminster resident Nirla Sharma. On April 26th, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Burnaby RCMP contacted the New Westminster Police Department after reports of a deceased person who was believed to be Nirla Sharma. […]

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Keeping Kids Safe Online During COVID-19

New Westminster – Recently, the New Westminster Police Department has received reports of children being contacted online by strangers. With schools closed, and many kids live streaming and video chatting during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Westminster Police Department is reminding the public of the importance of internet safety and encouraging parents and guardians to […]

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Do you have questions about COVID-19?

  Do you have questions about COVID-19 regarding symptoms or health questions? Please visit the BC-CDC website or the Ministry of Health Website.   Do you have information about people of businesses disregarding the latest public health orders? The City of New Westminster has a COVID-19 compliance hotline 604-636-4343 (M-F 8am-5pm, and weekends 10am-6pm) or […]

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