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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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Two people stabbed in fight on Columbia Street

New Westminster – On January 17th at approximately 10:00 pm, the New Westminster Police Department responded to numerous 9-1-1 calls about a fight between nine people at the intersection of Fourth and Columbia. When police arrived on scene they assisted four people who had been assaulted, two of which had been stabbed. The other individuals […]

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Bear mace used in Downtown New Westminster Robbery

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking witnesses to an alleged robbery involving bear mace that occurred in the Downtown neighbourhood of New Westminster. The call for help came on December 16th at approximately 10:15 am in the 800 block of Carnarvon Street. Allegedly, the suspect doused a staff member with bear […]

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NWPD Members Assaulted While Arresting Domestic Assault Suspect

New Westminster – On November 23rd at approximately 3:41 pm, the New Westminster Police Department was called to a domestic assault incident in progress where it was learned the suspect had committed an assault and had fled the scene. Minutes later, members located the suspect in the 700 block of 6th Street where he fled […]

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Assault with a weapon charge approved following incident that closed Cumberland Street

New Westminster – At approximately 7:45 am on September 15th 2021, New Westminster Police Department officers were called to the 700 block of McBride Blvd to speak with a victim who shared that moments earlier a male she knew had pointed a firearm at her and threatened to kill her. Numerous New Westminster Police Department […]

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NWPD officers arrest man after retail store clerk punched in the face

New Westminster – On August 29th at approximately 5:00 pm, the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call about a robbery in progress. A man allegedly entered the store, and punched a sales clerk in the face before leaving without paying for his merchandise. Witnesses pointed NWPD officers to a bank vestibule where the […]

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NWPD officers arrest suspect after stabbing in Brow of the Hill residence

New Westminster – At approximately 10:30 pm on August 10th the New Westminster Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call coming from a residence in the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood. Upon arrival officers located someone suffering from multiple stab wounds. After removing this person from the home and placing them in the care of […]

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NWPD Major Crime Unit investigating stabbing in downtown New Westminster

Update: Following several months of investigation and review of evidence, on February 3, 2022, Crown Counsel approved the following charges against Prakash Kisokumar: One (1) count of Aggravated Assault, contrary to Section 268(1) of the Criminal Code. “We’d like to thank the Major Crime Unit and the Forensic Identification Unit for their excellent work in […]

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New Westminster Police Department encourages residents to start a conversation about Elder Abuse

New Westminster – Elder Abuse is a growing concern around the world.  So much so that in 2006, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 15th of every year as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The New Westminster Police Department is encouraging residents to acknowledge WEAAD by starting a conversation with friends and family […]

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