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Month: January 2021

NWPD seeks witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage connected to 12th Street fire

Update – Through the course of this investigation, the Major Crime Unit has deemed this fire to be suspicious in nature. Police are continuing to request anyone with information, dashcam footage, CCTV about the fire to please call the Major Crime Unit Information Line at (604) 529-2430. Investigators are specifically interested in any video footage […]

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Man arrested after allegedly being caught by homeowner stealing items from basement

New Westminster – At approximately 5:00 pm on January 20th a resident in the Sapperton neighbourhood called 9-1-1 stating he was the victim of a theft. Allegedly, the man had returned home to find a pile of his belongings stacked outside his basement door and a stranger inside his basement. The suspect fled after being […]

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Police locate a man in distress

New Westminster – On January 23rd, a New Westminster Police Department member was conducting foot patrols in the 400 block of Columbia Street when he observed a male snort something off the ground. Upon approaching this male, the member witnessed him fall backwards and lose consciousness, where he turned pale and his lips turned blue. […]

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LOCATED: Help us find missing 13 year old Zian Field

UPDATE: We’re happy to share that Zian is now safe at home with his family. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing 13 year old Zian Field. Zian was last seen at approximately 7:00 am in the Queensborough neighbourhood of New Westminster. He left home […]

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Woman allegedly threatens security guard with stun baton

New Westminster – At approximately 7:00 pm on January 17th a woman entered a downtown area liquor store and gathered several bottles of wine. The woman allegedly produced a stun baton and sparked it in the direction of the security guard as she left the store without paying for the wine. This prompted staff to […]

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Bank robbery suspect facing multiple charges

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department’s Major Crime Unit has secured a number of charges against a person suspected of two bank robberies in New Westminster. Both New Westminster robberies occurred at financial institutions in the uptown neighbourhood, the first occurring on January 8th, while the second occurred on January 11th. The NWPD […]

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NWPD officer assaulted while arresting person causing a disturbance

New Westminster – At approximately noon on January 14th the New Westminster Police Department received two reports of a woman causing a disturbance in the uptown neighbourhood. The woman allegedly shoved an elderly citizen and was very aggressive with people inside businesses and on the street. New Westminster Police officers quickly arrived on scene and […]

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Stolen motorcycle being ridden on the sidewalk results in arrest

New Westminster – In the morning of January 12th a New Westminster Police Department officer was on routine patrol when he spotted an unusual sight coming down the sidewalk. A motorcyclist was riding on the sidewalk with no helmet on. The constable stopped the motorcyclist to confirm he had a class 6 licence. The officer […]

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Two impaired driving collisions prompts warning from NWPD

New Westminster – In the evening of January 8th New Westminster police officers responded to two separate impaired driving collisions. The first was a head-on collision where the driver fled the scene and was located a short distance away waiting for a taxi. The second impaired driving collision involved a driver who collided with several […]

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New Westminster Police seize replica handgun during routine traffic stop

New Westminster – At approximately 1:00 am on January 11th a New Westminster police officer noted inconsistencies with a license plate on a vehicle driving ahead. He pulled the vehicle over to confirm the driver had a valid licence and the vehicle had insurance. After speaking with the driver and checking additional vehicle information the […]

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