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Month: April 2022

NWPD Investigate Interrupted Break and Enter

New Westminster – On April 28th 2022 at approximately 7:20 pm, New Westminster Police Department patrol officers responded to a break and enter in progress at a residence located in the 1000 block of Queens Avenue. The resident was in his bedroom when he heard a loud noise coming from his living room. The resident […]

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Student assaulted and seriously injured at New Westminster Secondary School

New Westminster – On April 27, 2022 the New Westminster Police Department responded to the 800 block of 6th Street for a report of a student who had been assaulted with a blunt force weapon out front of New Westminster Secondary School. Patrol members located a 16 year old victim receiving medical treated by school […]

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NWPD seeking help from witnesses following a report of a man pointing firearm

New Westminster – On April 11th at approximately 8:30 pm, the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of an attempted shooting in the area of Royal Avenue and 4th Street in New Westminster. The intended victim was sitting in a taxi at a red traffic light when he was approached by an unknown […]

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Join us at the Purple Lights Night Vigil

Join us at the Purple Light Nights vigil as we bring attention to the devastating impact that domestic violence has on families and children. The Purple Lights Campaign aims to raise awareness and start a conversation about domestic violence in our community. The colour purple is recognized as the international colour symbolic of domestic violence. […]

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New Westminster Police Department joins integrated collision analysis team

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is expanding its participation in integrated policing programs, and will be joining the Lower Mainland Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service (ICARS), with a preliminary start in April 2022. ICARS is responsible for the forensic reconstruction of collisions that result in serious injury or death from Pemberton to […]

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Violent assault in moving vehicle prompts investigators to ask for help from witnesses

New Westminster – Investigators are asking witnesses to come forward after a woman was assaulted and held against her will in a moving vehicle. Investigators with the New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit believe this assault occurred on March 23rd between the hours of 1:00 am and 3:30 am. The vehicle, a grey Toyota […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following violent robbery with a hatchet

New Westminster – In the early morning hours of April 3rd, New Westminster Police Department officers were called to the area outside the New Westminster SkyTrain Station regarding a violent robbery in progress. According to the witness who called 9-1-1 someone was being assaulted with a hatchet and robbed of their bag. NWPD officers rushed […]

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Driver of stolen vehicle safely taken into custody following spike belt deployment

New Westminster – In the early morning hours of April 3rd, New Westminster Police Department officers were made aware of a stolen vehicle that was being driven into New Westminster. NWPD officers monitored the direction of travel of the stolen vehicle and deployed a spike belt as the vehicle drove along Front Street in downtown […]

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New Westminster Police Department rewards drivers for good behaviour

New Westminster – Sensible drivers were rewarded for their courteous behavior by the New Westminster Police Department this week. The New Westminster Police Department’s Traffic Unit was promoting safe driving through positive reinforcement. Safe driving behaviours that were rewarded included: traveling within the speed limits, proper use of the student drop off and pick up […]

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