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Man arrested after charging at officer with hatchet

New Westminster – On August 8th at approximately noon, the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a witness advising there was a man walking through the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood with a hatchet. A patrol officer quickly located the suspect and attempted to speak with him. However, the suspect raised the hatchet […]

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NWPD officers assist Integrated Emergency Response Team deployed to barricaded suspect on Agnes Street

New Westminster – On August 3rd at approximately 2:00 pm, the New Westminster Police Department responded an domestic incident near 20th Street and 6th Avenue. The suspect was identified and later located at a residence in the 300 block of Agnes Street. The suspect would not acknowledge police and patrol members attempted to negotiate the […]

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Police appeal for dash cam footage from Pattullo Bridge on July 18th

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an investigation into a police incident that occurred on Monday, July 18th 2022. Dash cam footage from vehicles travelling in either direction across the Pattullo Bridge on July 18th between 2:00pm and 4:00pm is of interest to investigators. If you believe […]

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Help us locate missing person Kulwant Sahota

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Kulwant “Kal” Sahota. Mr. Sahota was last seen on July 18th at approximately 2:00 PM in the area of 14th Street and Hamilton Street in New Westminster, BC. Mr. Sahota is described as a South Asian […]

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Robbery in Downtown New Westminster causes increased concern for police

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is sharing concerns after a woman was robbed in New Westminster. On July 9th at approximately 8:00pm a woman was robbed by three suspects while standing outside an ATM inside the Shops at New West near the New Westminster SkyTrain Station. Three people who were not known […]

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*Located* Help us locate missing person Martin Hernandez Frias

Update – Sadly, Martin Hernandez Frias has been located deceased. At this time investigators believe no foul play is suspected. Thanks to everyone who assisted in the search. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Martin Hernandez Frias. Martin was last seen on […]

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Accused found guilty of sexual assault following Major Crime Unit investigation

Update to media release: https://www.nwpolice.org/blog/2020/08/27/new-westminster-police-department-advising-of-sexual-assault-investigations/ and https://www.nwpolice.org/blog/2020/10/26/update-new-westminster-police-department-advising-of-sexual-assault-investigations/ New Westminster – In August 2020, The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit arrested an adult male masseur after an allegation of sexual assault during a massage. Since the initial media release and arrest of a suspect, Major Crime Unit investigators had identified additional victims who were […]

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Racist graffiti leads to police investigations

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects responsible for racist graffiti following two separate incidents. The first incident is believed to have occurred overnight between June 5th and June 6th with the victim reporting he found racist messages scratched into his vehicle. The vehicle was parked […]

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Police appeal for dash cam footage following armed robbery on 12th Street

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in an armed robbery of a convenience store on 12th Street. The armed robbery occurred on June 16th at approximately 4:30 am. The victim who was working at the convenience store called police after a suspect entered the […]

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Help us locate missing person Darle Paterson

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Darle Paterson. Darle was last seen on June 18th at approximately 12:30pm in the Uptown area in New Westminster and there is growing concern for his well-being. Darle is described as a 40 year old Caucasian […]

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