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6th Street bank robbery: suspect arrested and charged

New Westminster – On December 5th, 2019 at 12:35 pm the New Westminster Police Department attended to a financial institution in the 600 block of 6th Street, New Westminster for a report of a robbery. The suspect allegedly entered the bank and demanded money before fleeing the scene. After reviewing evidence, the male suspect was […]

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Robbery suspect arrested and charged

New Westminster – On December 2nd, 2019 at 10:15am the New Westminster Police Department attended to a bank in the 400 block of 6th Street, New Westminster for a report of a robbery with a firearm. The suspect allegedly entered the bank and demanded money before fleeing the scene. Officers immediately attended the area, but […]

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Help us locate missing person, Nicole Kannt

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 32 year old New Westminster resident Nicole Kannt. Ms. Kannt was last seen on November 23rd, 2019 at approximately 6:30am in New Westminster, but is believed to be on the Downtown Eastside in Vancouver. Ms. Kannt is described as a […]

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Strategies for better mental health around the holidays

New Westminster – The holidays can be a hectic time of year for many people, and the New Westminster Police Department is encouraging residents to pause and consider their mental health. “We’re often good at checking in with family and friends about mental wellness, but let’s not forget to check in with yourself and think […]

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Suspect Arrested & Charged Attempted Murder – UPDATE to Shots Fired Investigation

New Westminster – On November 17th, 2019 at approximately 7:30pm, members of the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Osborne Avenue. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival, and one adult female was transported to hospital with injuries. New Westminster Police Major Crime […]

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The New Westminster Police Department asks the public to plan a safe way home

New Westminster – It’s the season of pumpkin spice, mistletoe, and ugly Christmas sweaters. Now that the holidays are here the New Westminster Police Department strongly encourages you to plan a safe ride home. “Sadly, 68 people in this province die each year in crashes involving impaired driving,” stated Acting Chief Constable Dave Jansen. “I […]

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*Found* High risk missing youth Marco Rahim

*Update* As of 5:00pm November 21st Marco Rahim has been found safe. Thanks to everyone who helped us look for him.   *Update* As of 9:00am November 21st, Marco Rahim is still missing. Updated photos of Marco have been posted below. His sweatshirt in the photos is the same one he was last seen in. […]

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New Westminster Police Department investigate shots fired

New Westminster – At approximately 7:30pm on November 17th, members of the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Osborne Avenue. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival. Members determined shots had been fired in what appears to be a targeted, isolated event. “Investigators […]

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New Westminster Police Department warns residents of donation fraud

New Westminster – Scams are prevalent everywhere, especially during the holidays. People should be cautious of who they’re giving donations to. “Donation fraud awareness is very important – especially around the holidays,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “We encourage everyone to talk with their friends and family about the signs of a person that is trying […]

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Help us locate missing person, Jeremy Yakobchuk

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 39 year old Vancouver resident Jeremy Yakobchuk. Mr. Yakobchuk was last seen on November 7th, 2019 at approximately 8:45am near the Sapperton Skytrain station in New Westminster. Mr. Yakobchuk is described as a Caucasian male, standing 5’9”, with a heavy […]

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