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Woman with knife arrested inside New Westminster school

New Westminster – At approximately 8:00am on May 1st, police received a 9-1-1 call from staff at a post-secondary school on 6th Street in New Westminster. The caller shared that a woman, who was not a student at the school, was armed with a knife and students and staff feared for their safety. Before police […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward after man arrested with a handgun-style lighter on SkyTrain platform

New Westminster – On April 10th at approximately 7:30 am the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a witness who shared they were watching someone who they believed to be in possession of a handgun arguing with a woman in the 800 block of Carnarvon Street. The witness shared that they feared for […]

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New Westminster Police Officer nabs backpack thief within hours of theft

New Westminster – On the evening of March 31st a student at a local post secondary institution called the New Westminster Police Department non-emergency line to report that her backpack containing several thousand dollars of electronic devices had been stolen. An NWPD patrol member met with the student and and conducted an investigation which included […]

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$111,000 cash and suspected drugs seized by the New Westminster Police Department Gang Suppression Unit

New Westminster – On January 18th at approximately 6:30pm members of the Gang Suppression Unit observed a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of 8th Avenue and 10th Street. An officer initiated a traffic stop and spoke to the driver. The driver, who was prohibited from driving, was arrested and a search of the vehicle resulted […]

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New Westminster Police Department partners with businesses to target violent shoplifters

New Westminster – Between November 29th and December 1st 2023, officers from the New Westminster Police Department Crime Reduction Unit, Street Crime Unit and Gang Suppression Unit worked with retail loss prevention staff to identify and arrest violent and chronic shoplifters. This operation, Project Barcode, was created in response to ongoing concerns from local businesses […]

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Student arrested at New Westminster Secondary School

New Westminster – On October 18th at approximately 10:45am, a New Westminster Police Department officer was at New Westminster Secondary School for an unrelated matter when he was made aware of a student who was in possession of a knife and causing a disturbance inside the school. When the officer located the youth, he worked […]

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Police arrest suspect in connection to violent assault inside Agnes Street residence

New Westminster – On October 6th at approximately 7:00am a New Westminster Police Department Special Constable was flagged down on Royal Avenue by a woman suffering numerous lacerations. The victim alleged that she was violently assaulted inside a suite on Agnes Street. BC Emergency Health Services paramedics transported the victim to local area hospital. A […]

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Suspect arrested and charged after patrol officers find him sleeping in stolen car

New Westminster – On August 26th at approximately 5:00am patrol officers responded to a call about a suspicious car parked on Churchill Street. When officers attended, they could see a male sleeping in the driver’s seat. Given the male did not match the description of the registered owner, officers contacted the registered owner who confirmed […]

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Officers retrieve backpack after suspect steals it from occupied residence

New Westminster – On August 20th at approximately 8:30 pm the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from someone who had just encountered an intruder in her home. The suspect had broken into the occupied residence and when confronted fled with a stolen backpack. New Westminster Police Department officers searched the area for […]

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Suspect arrested after brandishing knife at patrons inside restaurant

New Westminster – At approximately 8:00 pm on July 2nd the New Westminster Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call from a man inside a restaurant near Victoria Hill. Officers learned that a suspect allegedly took a large knife from the kitchen area and was threatening individuals inside the restaurant. When officers arrived, they saw […]

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