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Category: Assault

Man charged following damage to business and assault of staff member

New Westminster – On July 26th at approximately 7:00pm, the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a witness advising there was an assault in progress inside a New Westminster business. According to witnesses, the man threatened staff inside and there were sounds of breaking glass. Officers attended the area and located an individual […]

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Suspect arrested and charged after assault with aluminum railing

New Westminster – On July 17th at approximately 4:15pm the New Westminster Police Department was dispatched to the 200 block of Mowat Street for an assault in progress. ­ The person who called 9-1-1 shared that they had just seen a man enter the backyard of a residence, and strike another man in the head […]

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Suspect arrested after numerous people pepper sprayed during wig theft

New Westminster – On July 15th at approximately 6:00pm the New Westminster Police Department was dispatched to the area of 6th Street and 6th Avenue after a 9-1-1 call about a theft in progress. The caller shared that a man was inside a retail store attempting to steal a wig. After being confronted by store […]

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Victim Pepper-Sprayed in Pier Park

New Westminster – On June 6, 2022 at approximately 11:30 pm, New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call in relation to a group of people at Pier Park who had been pepper-sprayed. Officers arrived on scene and determined an argument had occurred between two groups of people hanging out in the area. The suspects […]

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Man arrested after an unprovoked assault at a New Westminster SkyTrain Station

New Westminster – Metro Vancouver Transit Police is thanking the New Westminster Police Department for their assistance in arresting the suspect in an alleged unprovoked stranger assault. On May 12th, 2022, at about 3:30 p.m., a man walking on the overpass toward Sapperton SkyTrain Station passed the suspect, who was walking in the opposite direction. […]

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Police seeking witnesses to come forward after fight breaks out at liquor store

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking witnesses to come forward following a fight that occurred at the Sapperton Liquor Store on April 29th. Police were called to the liquor store at approximately 10:00 pm by a caller who described a fight inside the store between two men, one of which had […]

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Violent assault in moving vehicle prompts investigators to ask for help from witnesses

New Westminster – Investigators are asking witnesses to come forward after a woman was assaulted and held against her will in a moving vehicle. Investigators with the New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit believe this assault occurred on March 23rd between the hours of 1:00 am and 3:30 am. The vehicle, a grey Toyota […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following violent robbery with a hatchet

New Westminster – In the early morning hours of April 3rd, New Westminster Police Department officers were called to the area outside the New Westminster SkyTrain Station regarding a violent robbery in progress. According to the witness who called 9-1-1 someone was being assaulted with a hatchet and robbed of their bag. NWPD officers rushed […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following assault on Alexander Street

New Westminster – On February 8th at approximately 1:25 pm, a man was assaulted and robbed after speaking with a group of people on Alexander Street. One man from the group hit the victim causing the victim to fall to the ground where he was kicked, punched, and may have been struck with a weapon. […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward after man assaulted in Downtown New Westminster

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is asking witnesses to come forward following an assault at the corner of 8th Street and Columbia Street In the early morning hours of January 22nd. A man was waiting for a taxi outside the New Westminster SkyTrain Station when he was assaulted by four people. The […]

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