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Author: Hailey Finnigan

Suspect Charged after Theft at Royal Columbian Hospital

New Westminster – On April 14th, 2020 at approximately 2:45 AM, the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of a theft from Royal Columbian Hospital that occurred between 9:40 pm and 12:30 am. A female, described as being 20 to 30 years old, entered the hospital at and changed into hospital scrubs. The […]

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Crime trends since COVID-19 public health orders

New Westminster – New crime trends have emerged in New Westminster since COVID-19 provincial public health orders were put in place five weeks ago. The New Westminster Police Department has seen a significant reduction in most major crime categories, as well as residential break and enters, frauds, and auto theft. “These statistics reflect how we’re […]

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Nirla Sharma Found Deceased

New Westminster – On February 25th, 2020, the New Westminster Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating 44-year-old New Westminster resident Nirla Sharma. On April 26th, 2020 at approximately 4:00 pm, the Burnaby RCMP contacted the New Westminster Police Department after reports of a deceased person who was believed to be Nirla Sharma. […]

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Keeping Kids Safe Online During COVID-19

New Westminster – Recently, the New Westminster Police Department has received reports of children being contacted online by strangers. With schools closed, and many kids live streaming and video chatting during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Westminster Police Department is reminding the public of the importance of internet safety and encouraging parents and guardians to […]

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Do you have questions about COVID-19?

  Do you have questions about COVID-19 regarding symptoms or health questions? Please visit the BC-CDC website or the Ministry of Health Website.   Do you have information about people of businesses disregarding the latest public health orders? The City of New Westminster has a COVID-19 compliance hotline 604-636-4343 (M-F 8am-5pm, and weekends 10am-6pm) or […]

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NWPD Front Desk Closed as of March 16

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our front desk is closed until further notice. Many of the services our front desk offers, can be completed online. You can also call us on our non-emergency line 604-525-5411 and in an emergency dial 9-1-1. When our front counter is open we will update via our website and social […]

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Missing person Shannon MacDonald

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Shannon MacDonald. Ms. MacDonald was last seen on March 3rd, at approximately 8:20 pm near Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Ms. MacDonald is described as a Caucasian female, 27 years old, standing 5’4″ tall, with a […]

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Missing person Caroline Biscaye

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 26-year-old Caroline Biscaye. “We are asking the public to help us locate Caroline Biscaye to ensure her well-being,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “Ms. Biscaye has been known to use public transit, so if you see her on the bus or […]

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High Risk Missing Person Joseph Eberl

Update: Mr. Eberl has been safely located and is with his family. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for an elderly man with dementia, Joseph Eberl. Mr. Eberl was last seen at approximately 9:45 am on March 3rd, near Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Mr. […]

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Request for video surveillance and dash-cam footage in connection to missing person Nirla Sharma

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the disappearance of 44-year-old New Westminster resident Nirla Sharma. Mrs. Sharma went missing in the early hours of Monday, February 24th, 2020. “Investigators continue to review a significant amount of video footage, and have released a clip that shows Mrs. Sharma […]

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