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Author: Hailey Finnigan

NWPD begins investigation into fatal motor vehicle incident

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police are in the early stages of fatal motor vehicle incident investigation in the 300 block of East 8th Avenue. On November 8th at approximately 7:00pm patrol officers were called to the 300 block of East 8th Avenue for an unresponsive pedestrian involved in a collision with a transit […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following bear spray assault of elderly man

New Westminster – On November 5th, New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to the intersection of 8th Street and Queens Avenue after a witnesses saw an elderly man assaulted by a suspect using bear spray. Police searched the area for someone matching the suspect description, and provided aid to the victim. Despite searches of […]

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Suspect wanted on Canada-wide warrant arrested after firearm falls out of pocket

New Westminster – On October 30th at approximately 12:20 pm, New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to Howes Street and Ewen Avenue for a report of a man with a handgun. The 9-1-1 call came from someone who observed the firearm fall out of the pocket of the suspect as they were on the […]

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Possible tampering of Halloween candy prompts warning

New Westminster – On November 3rd, New Westminster Police Department officers were made aware of two separate incidents of Halloween candy that appeared to have been tampered with. Police are again reminding parents and guardians to check all of their Halloween candy and report anything suspicious to the New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit. […]

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LOCATED Help us locate high risk missing person Surinderjit Mattu

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Surinderjit Mattu. Mr. Mattu was last seen on October 27th at approximately 11:30pm in the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood of New Westminster. Mr. Mattu’s health care team is concerned for his well-being as he is […]

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Suspect arrested for multiple attempted vehicle thefts

New Westminster – On October 17th at approximately 10:50 pm, New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Hospital Street for a report of a male breaking into a vehicle. The complainant provided updates on the male through 9-1-1 and upon arrival, officers located the male inside another vehicle in the […]

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Suspect arrested after police receive numerous calls about a man armed with knives

New Westminster – On October 1st at approximately 4:00 pm the New Westminster Police Department responded to numerous 9-1-1 calls about a man waving knives around in the area of East Columbia and Braid Street. New Westminster Police Department officers provided verbal de-escalation techniques in the hopes the suspect could be safely taken into custody, […]

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Suspect arrested and charged following assault of teenager in Westminster Pier Park

New Westminster – On October 4th at approximately 2:00 pm, New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to Westminster Pier Park after an unprovoked attack on a teenager. The injuries sustained by the teenager required hospital treatment. Following a thorough investigation, police identified and arrested the suspect. 30-year-old Devin Monteleone of Burnaby, BC, has been […]

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Police appeal for public assistance after traffic control flagger bear sprayed by group of youths

New Westminster – On October 4th at approximately noon the New Westminster Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Agnes Street and Merrivale Street after a traffic control flagger was assaulted by a group of youths. The youths sprayed the flagger with bear spray and fled the scene. Officers provided aid to the victim […]

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New Westminster Police Department searches for suspect in unprovoked assault

UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection to this incident and at this time is being held in police custody. Thank you to all the members of the public that assisted in this investigation. New Westminster – On October 4th at approximately 2:00 pm the New Westminster Police Department were dispatched to Westminster Pier […]

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