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Month: September 2021

New Westminster man convicted in court of child luring and child pornography

New Westminster – In 2019 the New Westminster Major Crime Unit began an investigation into child luring. During the course of this investigation, it was learned that a New Westminster resident had targeted children online for sexual exploitation. The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit made an arrest in July 2020. Since his arrest […]

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Assault with a weapon charge approved following incident that closed Cumberland Street

New Westminster – At approximately 7:45 am on September 15th 2021, New Westminster Police Department officers were called to the 700 block of McBride Blvd to speak with a victim who shared that moments earlier a male she knew had pointed a firearm at her and threatened to kill her. Numerous New Westminster Police Department […]

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Stolen NWPD Pride Flag recovered

New Westminster – On June 17th 2021, staff at the New Westminster Police Department saw their Pride Flag was missing. When CCTV footage from the previous night was viewed a man could be seen scaling the flag pole and stealing the flag. The New Westminster Police Department Street Crime Unit set out to identify the […]

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Two people arrested after gun found by K-9 Unit

New Westminster – At approximately 10:17pm on September 13, 2021 a man called the New Westminster Police Department to report that a gun had been pointed at him. Patrol members rushed to the area of 4th Avenue and 6th Street to search for suspects. As patrol members were gathering additional information from the victim, it […]

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Q+A with Mike Hoyer, NWPD Volunteer

How long have you been volunteering with NWPD? About 16 years. I went to the Citizen’s School NWPD offered and then became involved. That program was incredibly informative and engaging.   How do you currently serve the city? I work with Crime Watch doing the Graffiti Patrol and I’m on the Board of the Victim’s Assistance Unit […]

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Accused pleads guilty to fraud charges after $130,000 stolen through medical office

New Westminster – In September 2018 the New Westminster Police Department received a report of suspected fraud connected to a New Westminster medical office. The victim claimed that cash was missing from the medical office, and that suspicious large withdrawals were appearing in the bank account connected to the business. The NWPD Major Crime Unit […]

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NWPD officers arrest man after retail store clerk punched in the face

New Westminster – On August 29th at approximately 5:00 pm, the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call about a robbery in progress. A man allegedly entered the store, and punched a sales clerk in the face before leaving without paying for his merchandise. Witnesses pointed NWPD officers to a bank vestibule where the […]

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