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Author: Hailey Finnigan

High Risk Missing Person – Nirla Sharma

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old New Westminster resident Nirla Sharma. Mrs. Sharma was last seen at her residence located in the 300 block of Lawrence Street in New Westminster on February 23rd at 9:00 pm. Mrs. Sharma was wearing pink pajamas with a pink […]

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NWPD officers use less-lethal weapon to arrest suspect near River Market

New Westminster – On February 21st at approximately 11:45am a male was observed by a New Westminster Police Department officer in the area of 8th Street and Columbia Street displaying assaultive and threatening behavior. The officer who observed this behavior called for backup while maintaining visual contact with the male. When additional officers arrived the […]

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High Risk Missing Person Moneca Remillard

New Westminster – As of February 22nd, 2020, Moneca Remillard is still missing. “As time goes by, we are increasingly more concerned for her well-being and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating her,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “Anyone with information is asked to call us, or if you see her, call 911. We […]

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Steven Vollrath sentenced to five years for attempted shooting of New Westminster Police officer

New Westminster – Following a guilty plea, 37-year-old Steven Gordon Vollrath has been sentenced to 5 years in prison after assaulting a police officer with a firearm, along with several other offenses. In May of 2015, New Westminster Police Department officers responded to a report of a male and female sleeping in a car in […]

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Youth sentenced in overdose death of thirteen year old

New Westminster – After pleading guilty, the suspect of a drug trafficking case, which was connected to an overdose death of a thirteen year old, has been sentenced to 4 months of open custody, 2 months of community supervision, and 18 months of intensive support and supervision. The youth, who cannot be named because of […]

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NWPD Investigate Break and Enter, Resident Home

New Westminster – On January 21st, 2020 at approximately 9:20 am, the New Westminster Police Department patrol members responded to a report of a break and enter at a residence located in the area of Ewen Avenue and Wood Street. The resident alleged that two masked men broke into her residence, and located a gun […]

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Robbery Suspect Convicted

New Westminster – 50 year old New Westminster resident Warren David Bonsell has been convicted of three offences, after extensive multi-jurisdictional robbery investigations were completed in New Westminster, Coquitlam, and Burnaby. Between December 5th 2018 and January 7th 2019, four small business robberies occurred in the cities of New Westminster, Coquitlam, and Burnaby. The suspect […]

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IIO BC Called to investigate in-custody injury

New Westminster – On January 13th 2020 at approximately 7:00pm, an adult male, who was in New Westminster Police custody and secured in a cell by himself, required medical attention after sustaining a reported injury. The male was taken to a local area hospital for medical assessment and treatment. “At the time of this reported […]

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Get to know your neighbours and learn new skills in the Crime Prevention Unit

New Westminster – In 2020 are you looking to learn new skills? Are you wanting to meet people who care as much about this city as much as you do? The New Westminster Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is looking for new volunteers. “Joining the Crime Prevention Unit is a way you can help make […]

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Fraud Suspect Arrested and Charged

New Westminster – On December 16th 2019 at approximately 3:20pm, the New Westminster Police Department responded to the 300 block of Alberta Street after a resident reported a possible scam. The resident said that an adult male came to his door, behaving suspiciously and asking for money, claiming that he had been in a car […]

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