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Category: Crime Trends

Joint statement from Lower Mainland Police Chiefs and Commanders

Police in British Columbia share the concerns that the public have as a result of recent gang-related violence in communities across the Lower Mainland. Senior police leaders in British Columbia met yesterday with Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to discuss the current gang landscape and share their collective and unified strategies. […]

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Man arrested after allegedly breaking into vehicle in Sapperton

New Westminster –On February 2, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a man allegedly using a knife to break into a vehicle in the Sapperton neighbourhood. When New Westminster Police Department officers arrived the suspect could be seen inside the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and the New Westminster Police Department will […]

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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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Crime prevention tips for the September long weekend

Keep your Home Safe Lock your windows and doors when you leave the house: Whenever you choose to leave the house, always make sure to lock your windows and doors. This will prevent criminals from breaking into your residence during your vacancy. Don’t post on social media until you have returned from your trip: While […]

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NWPD horoscopes

NWPD horoscopes are here! What crime prevention insight do the stars hold for you? Have a safe and happy summer!

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Crime trends for week of June 26

The New Westminster Police Department wants residents to be aware of the following recent crimes so that residents can take precautions: Queensborough continues to have theft from autos and theft of autos. Remember to lock your doors, and take your valuables inside. Report all suspicious activity.   The NWPD continues to actively patrol this area, […]

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Crime trends for the week of June 12

The New Westminster Police Department wants residents to be aware of the following recent crimes so that residents can take precautions: Increased property crime in Queensborough Theft of Autos: Please report all suspicious activity, park in well-lit areas, and lock your vehicles. Theft from Autos: Ensure that you don’t leave personal and expensive belongings in […]

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Crime trends for the week of June 5

The New Westminster Police Department wants residents to be aware of the following recent crimes so that residents can take precautions: Theft from vehicles, and theft of vehicles; specifically, work vans. Thieves are targeting work vans parked in the McBride Boulevard corridor, Ross Drive, and East Royal Avenue. Remember to park in well-lit areas, take […]

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Crime trends for the week of May 22

The New Westminster Police Department wants residents to be aware of the following recent crimes so that residents can take precautions: Theft from vehicles in the overnight hours, between Carnarvon Street and 5th Avenue, and 1st Street and 8th Street. The targeted vehicles are vehicles with a small triangle window, such as older style pick-up […]

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Crime trends for the week of May 15

The New Westminster Police Department wants residents to be aware of the following recent crimes so that residents can take precautions: Theft of Autos in the Sapperton area. Remember to park in well-lit areas, lock your doors, and report all suspicious activity. Theft from Autos in the Sapperton area. Thieves have been smashing windows to steal […]

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