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Month: December 2020

Police provide aid to man in distress after 7:00 pm salute to front line workers

New Westminster – On December 30th at 7:00 pm New Westminster Police Department officers were driving past the Royal Columbian Hospital to show their appreciation to frontline workers. As the officers prepared to leave the Sapperton area they received notice from E-COMM 9-1-1 dispatch that a man in distress was only a couple blocks away. […]

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Strategies for better mental health around the holidays

New Westminster – With the added stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people may be feeling like they’d benefit from mental health support during the holidays. “We’re often good at checking in with family and friends about mental wellness, but let’s not forget to check in with yourself and think about your own mental well-being,” […]

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Alleged thief caught in the act by NWPD officers

New Westminster – In the early morning hours of December 14th, the New Westminster Police were called by an alarm company to an industrial site on Spruce Street regarding a break and enter in progress. The suspect could be seen within the premises on CCTV, exploring the site while gathering items. As NWPD officers approached […]

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Prolific offender arrested by the Street Crime Unit and Crime Reduction Unit

New Westminster – In November warrants for the arrest of a prolific offender with ties to New Westminster were issued after the man escaped lawful custody from Metro Vancouver Transit Police. As the man fled from the police he threw away a loaded handgun. Both the Street Crime Unit and the Crime Reduction Unit worked […]

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Pedestrian struck by driver and suffers serious injuries

New Westminster – On Saturday, December 5, 2020 at approximately 2:00 pm, members of the New Westminster Police Department responded to a call of a pedestrian being struck by a driver in a crosswalk at 6th Street and 5th Avenue. Officers rushed to the scene and provided aid to the 72 year old woman who […]

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