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Accused pleads guilty to sexual interference against youth victims following a Major Crime Unit investigation

Update to media release: https://www.nwpolice.org/blog/2021/05/26/nwpd-looking-for-additional-victims-after-man-charged-with-sex-related-offences/   New Westminster – In May 2021, The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit began an investigation into sex related offences against youth victims. Since the initial media release and arrest of a suspect, Major Crime Unit investigators had identified a total of three victims who were allegedly exploited […]

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New Westminster Police Department officers pull woman in distress from Fraser River

New Westminster – On May 30th at approximately noon the New Westminster Police Department received a report that a woman could be seen from the pier in the fast moving waters of the Fraser River. Patrol officers rushed to the scene and observed the woman in the water. Three officers boarded Shaw 1, the NWPD […]

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Suspect arrested and charged in connection to Downtown New Westminster shooting

New Westminster – At approximately noon on April 18th New Westminster Police Department officers responded to a shooting in Downtown New Westminster. Multiple shots were fired into a group of people, and the suspect fled the scene. One man was wounded, and two people were arrested near a local hospital. Numerous specialty units assisted in […]

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Major Crime Unit arrests and charges man for alleged sex offences and appeal for additional victims to come forward

New Westminster – In early 2023, the New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Specialized Investigations Unit, initiated an investigation into a number sexual offences connected to an individual employed by an organization offering substance use recovery services. After a lengthy investigation, the Major Crime Unit arrested Adam Haber on […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following string of vandalism on 4th Avenue

New Westminster – On May 22nd at approximately 11:30 am, New Westminster Police Department patrol members received a call from a resident who shared several vehicles parked on the street had been vandalized with spray paint overnight. When officers arrived on scene they found ten vehicles had been sprayed with orange and blue paint. Officers […]

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Helpful tips on Missing Children’s Day

National Missing Children’s Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. The day serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to prevent children from going missing and to reunite missing children with their families. Consider your child’s privacy when they […]

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Charges approved against suspect following carjacking and dangerous driving in Uptown

New Westminster – On May 17th the New Westminster Police Department arrested a suspect after witnesses reported to 9-1-1 that a taxi was driving erratically in the Uptown neighbourhood. It is alleged that the taxi was stolen and was striking other vehicles. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries as a result of this incident. 27 […]

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Officers make arrest after witnesses report dangerous driver in Uptown neighbourhood

An update to this investigation is available here: https://www.nwpolice.org/blog/2023/05/19/charges-approved-against-suspect-following-carjacking-and-dangerous-driving-in-uptown/ New Westminster – On May 17th at approximately 1:40 pm the New Westminster Police Department was made aware of numerous calls to 9-1-1 where witness described seeing a taxi driving erratically in the Uptown neighbourhood. Witnesses described the taxi striking other vehicles and pedestrians fleeing from the […]

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New Westminster Police Department officers make arrest after stabbing in Downtown neighbourhood

New Westminster – On May 11th at approximately 11:20 am, New Westminster Police Department officers learned of numerous 9-1-1 calls about a woman screaming for help in the courtyard of a multi-family building. New Westminster Police Department officers rushed to the scene. Once the scene was contained, police located a woman with injuries consistent with […]

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National Police Week: Committed to Serve

New Westminster – Today marks the beginning of National Police Week – a seven-day public awareness campaign that encourages increased awareness and understanding between police and the communities they serve. This year, we recognize the oath officers proudly take to be “committed to serve” communities who want and expect the police to keep them safe. […]

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