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New Westminster Police Department Chief Dave Jansen announces retirement

New Westminster – After more than 30 years of service to the City of New Westminster, Chief Constable Dave Jansen announced his retirement effective June 28th 2024. Chief Constable Jansen assumed the role of Chief Constable in June of 2020. “The Board hired Chief Jansen based on his extensive policing experience but also for his […]

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Public appeal for information leading to the recovery of stolen car and dog

Update – The dog, Zoey has been found. The Fiat is still outstanding. If you see the Fiat please call 9-1-1. New Westminster – In the early morning hours of January 15th, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a stolen car. According to the victim, his 2012 black Fiat 500 Sport was […]

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Three Victims Pepper-Sprayed in Downtown New Westminster

New Westminster – On January 9th 2024 at approximately 8:30pm, New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call by someone who saw a youth suffering the effects of being pepper-sprayed. Officers found that in total, three different youth had been assaulted with pepper-spray. Officers determined a group of approximately ten youths are suspects in these […]

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Major Crime Unit Investigating Assault at New Westminster SkyTrain Station

New Westminster – On December 25th at approximately 1700 hours, New Westminster Police Department officers responded to a report of an assault at the New Westminster SkyTrain Station. Patrol officers determined that the assault had taken place on the main level, in the mall area of the station. The victim was transported to a local […]

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Help us find missing person Oscar Reyes Lavacude

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Oscar Reyes Lavacude. Mr. Reyes Lavacude was last in contact with his family on December 9th. Mr. Reyes Lavacude is described as a 28 year-old Hispanic male, standing 6’1” tall, with a slim build, black hair, and […]

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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. “As we navigate the holiday season, it’s crucial to recognize that it can be a challenging time for many,” stated Constable Adam Kautz. “We […]

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New Westminster Police Department officers arrest and charge third suspect in kidnapping investigation

New Westminster – On the evening of April 25th, 2023 New Westminster Police Department officers learned that a New Westminster resident had been kidnapped.  The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit took conduct of the investigation, and following the rescue of the hostage, two men were arrested and charged. Both Kyle Clark Dimond and […]

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Police begin investigation into fatal pedestrian motor vehicle incident

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police are in the early stages of fatal motor vehicle incident investigation in the 700 block of Princess Street. On December 10th at approximately 1:45 pm patrol officers were called to the 700 block of Princess Street for an unresponsive pedestrian that had been struck by a driver. The […]

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Meet Constable Claus

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is inviting families to a meet and greet with Constable Claus, the newest member of the New Westminster Police Department. At this event, Constable Claus and Elf will be collecting donations in support of the Don’t go Hungry Food Support Program. Families will be thanked for their […]

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Police warn of fake gold scam after couple claiming to be wealthy foreigners defraud resident of $1,800

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is warning the public about the fake gold scam following a report from a local resident. The victim was approached as he was walking in his neighbourhood of Uptown New Westminster. The fraudsters were described as a man and woman, driving a dark grey BMW SUV, accompanied […]

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