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Month: December 2022

The New Westminster Police Department warns residents about sextortion scam

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department are issuing a public warning regarding the exchange of intimate photos or engaging in intimate encounters online after recently receiving several reports of sextortion. Sexting material can be used to exploit, bully and blackmail individuals. Sexting is when an individual sends a sexually explicit photo, video, or […]

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Winter Weather Information

In advance of snow and cold temperatures, residents are asked to be prepared and stay safe. Residents are advised to prepare for a winter storm expected to arrive in the Fraser Valley late Thursday, December 22 or early Friday, December 23. This weather event is expected to bring snow and transition into rain/freezing rain late […]

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Officers arrest suspect after attempted bank robbery in Uptown neighbourhood

New Westminster – At approximately 3:30pm on December 20th the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a bank employee who shared that someone inside the bank claimed they had a gun and demanded money before fleeing the area. Officers rushed to the area of 6th Street and Sixth Avenue and arrested a […]

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Officers arrest suspect after store staff member assaulted

New Westminster – On December 13th at approximately 3:30 pm a New Westminster Police Department officer heard screaming inside a drug store near the New Westminster SkyTrain Station bus loop. The officer located a suspect near the Canada Post counter who was yelling at staff. The suspect did not comply with instructions from officers and […]

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Bail money scam fraudsters manipulate senior into handing over several thousand dollars

New Westminster – On December 13th an officer responded to a call for help from a senior in the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood of New Westminster. The senior shared that she believed she had been the victim of an elaborate and professional scam. The senior shared that earlier in the evening someone claiming to […]

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Bait packages aim to deter thefts of parcels in New Westminster

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is working in partnership with community members to reduce parcel theft with the help of bait packages. Starting in December 2022, the Street Crime Unit, Crime Reduction Unit, and front line patrol officers will deploy numerous packages on doorsteps and in mailboxes across the city. The bait […]

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Traffic stop results in seizure of drugs with an estimated street value of 2.4 million dollars

New Westminster – On November 27th an officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle that had both front-end damage and was registered as failing to stop for police in a neighbouring municipality. The officer conducted a traffic stop to speak to the driver. In the course of the traffic stop the officer found a large […]

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New Westminster Police Department marks 150th anniversary

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is marking its 150th anniversary in 2023. The police department dates back to March 10th, 1873, when New Westminster’s city council authorized the hiring of its first Constable – making the New Westminster Police Department one of the oldest in Western Canada. “A lot has changed since […]

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