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Police issue warning about criminals impersonating police officers

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is issuing a warning about criminals who impersonated New Westminster Police Department officers in order to defraud a senior citizen. From what investigators have learned, it is believed that multiple people posing as police officers spoke to a senior citizen at her home and manipulated her into […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward after man arrested with a handgun-style lighter on SkyTrain platform

New Westminster – On April 10th at approximately 7:30 am the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a witness who shared they were watching someone who they believed to be in possession of a handgun arguing with a woman in the 800 block of Carnarvon Street. The witness shared that they feared for […]

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Help us find high risk missing person Brittany

Update – Brittany, the high risk missing person who was posted about earlier today has been located and is safe. Thanks to members of the public who assisted in the search for her. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Brittany. Brittany was last […]

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Police looking for thieves who stole New West Soccer Club equipment

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking the public for information or CCTV footage that may help in locating stolen equipment belonging to the New West Soccer Club. Between March 19th and March 27th thieves made off with four large steel storage boxes which the club used to store soccer equipment. The […]

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New Westminster Police Officer nabs backpack thief within hours of theft

New Westminster – On the evening of March 31st a student at a local post secondary institution called the New Westminster Police Department non-emergency line to report that her backpack containing several thousand dollars of electronic devices had been stolen. An NWPD patrol member met with the student and and conducted an investigation which included […]

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Safely and securely dispose of unwanted electronics

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is partnering with the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) to offer free electronics recycling on April 13th from noon to 4:00 pm in the parking lot at City Hall, located at 511 Royal Avenue. Spring cleaning is an ideal time to get rid of unwanted electronics while protecting […]

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Crime Reduction Unit and local businesses partner to arrest shoplifters

New Westminster – Following successful projects in the Downtown neighbourhood where New Westminster Police Department specialty units worked with local businesses to arrest and charge violent shoplifters, business improvement associations from other neighbourhoods have approached police to work together. The New Westminster Police Department Crime Reduction Unit has expanded their partnership to include both the […]

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Officer seizes second replica firearm in one week

New Westminster – On March 1st Constable Malcolm, a member of the New Westminster Police Department Traffic Unit, was conducting routine patrols when he observed a vehicle driving in an aggressive manner. He subsequently conducted a traffic stop and arrested a prohibited driver. A search of the vehicle was done and a firearm was found […]

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New Westminster’s favorite summer tradition is back

New Westminster – Staff and volunteers are excited to announce that Soccer School returns to Queens Park in New Westminster July 22nd to July 26th 2024. Parents and guardians can register their children through Eventbrite March 2nd at 8:30am. Volunteer coaches may also register online March 2nd at 8:30am. This popular event is for children […]

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Rash of phone scams target New Westminster residents

New Westminster – Older adults in New Westminster are being warned of phone scams after New Westminster Police Department officers opened several new investigations of fraud this week. While the details of the scam vary, what these investigations have in common is each of the victims were contacted by phone and pressured into sharing private […]

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