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Month: June 2022

Accused found guilty of sexual assault following Major Crime Unit investigation

Update to media release: https://www.nwpolice.org/blog/2020/08/27/new-westminster-police-department-advising-of-sexual-assault-investigations/ and https://www.nwpolice.org/blog/2020/10/26/update-new-westminster-police-department-advising-of-sexual-assault-investigations/ New Westminster – In August 2020, The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit arrested an adult male masseur after an allegation of sexual assault during a massage. Since the initial media release and arrest of a suspect, Major Crime Unit investigators had identified additional victims who were […]

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Help us locate missing person Christelle Petroz

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Christelle Petroz. Ms. Petroz was last seen on June 21st, 2022 in the 600 block of 3rd Avenue. She is new to the Lower Mainland and does not know the area. She does not have access […]

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Help us locate missing person Laura Nazarek

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Laura Nazarek. Ms. Nazarek was last heard from on April 13, 2022. Typically, Ms. Nazarek stays in regular contact with friends and this length of time with no contact is unusual for Ms. Nazarek. As time […]

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Chief Constable Jansen awarded as a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces

New Westminster – For his exemplary contributions and dedicated years of service, New Westminster Police Department Chief Constable Dave Jansen has been awarded the Order of Merit of the Police Forces. The Order of Merit of the Police Forces was created in 2000, to recognize conspicuous merit and exceptional service by members and employees of […]

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Racist graffiti leads to police investigations

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects responsible for racist graffiti following two separate incidents. The first incident is believed to have occurred overnight between June 5th and June 6th with the victim reporting he found racist messages scratched into his vehicle. The vehicle was parked […]

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Sergeant Justine Thom appointed to NWPD Media Relations Officer

New Westminster – Sergeant Justine Thom has stepped into the role of Media Relations Officer at the New Westminster Police Department. Sergeant Thom joined the New Westminster Police Department in 2009. In addition to spending her first five years on Patrol, Sergeant Thom spent three years on the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team and five years […]

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Police appeal for dash cam footage following armed robbery on 12th Street

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery of a convenience store on 12th Street. The armed robbery occurred on June 16th at approximately 4:30 am. The victim who was working at the convenience store called police after a suspect entered the […]

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Help us locate missing person Darle Paterson

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Darle Paterson. Darle was last seen on June 18th at approximately 12:30pm in the Uptown area in New Westminster and there is growing concern for his well-being. Darle is described as a 40 year old Caucasian […]

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Officers arrest suspect after witnessed breaking into nail salon

New Westminster – On June 9th 2022 at approximately 9:00 pm the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a witness advising they observed a male break the window of the Crystal Nails Spa in the Columbia Square Shopping Mall near 10th Street and Royal Avenue in New Westminster. The witness was able to […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following purse-snatching near Moody Park

New Westminster – On June 7, 2022 at approximately 11:18 am the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a victim advising a male on a bicycle had stolen her purse while in the 700 block of 10th Street near Moody Park. The victim advised the suspect grabbed her purse from her hands before […]

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