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*Located* Help us locate high risk missing person Maxine Wright

Update – We’re happy to share that Maxine Wright has been located and she is safe. A big 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 Maxine Wright. Ms. Wright was last seen on November 13th […]

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Suspect arrested for multiple attempted vehicle thefts

New Westminster – On October 17th at approximately 10:50 pm, New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Hospital Street for a report of a male breaking into a vehicle. The complainant provided updates on the male through 9-1-1 and upon arrival, officers located the male inside another vehicle in the […]

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*Located* Help us locate high risk missing person Alexandre Ruel

*Update* We’re happy to share that Alexandre Ruel was located and is safe. Thanks to everyone for the assistance in searching for him. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Alexandre Ruel. Mr. Ruel was last seen on August 23rd in the Sapperton […]

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Help us locate high risk missing person Kevin Fergus Connors

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for high risk missing person Kevin Fergus Connors. Mr. Connors was last seen on September 3rd in the 800 block of 20th Street at approximately 9:00 pm. Mr. Connors is described as a 30 year old male, standing 6’4” […]

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Suspicious incident on Quayside Drive

New Westminster – On August 27th, 2022 at 10:20pm, the New Westminster Police Department was notified about a suspicious incident that occurred earlier in the evening at approximately 7:30pm on Quayside Drive. The victim said they were walking on the sidewalk along Quayside Drive when they were approached by a blue van with two male […]

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Suspect arrested after breaking into occupied residence

New Westminster – At approximately 06:00 am on August 29th 2022, the New Westminster Police Department received an abandoned 911 from a single family residence in Sapperton. The caller was whispering to the 911 operator before the phone disconnected. Patrol officers attended and observed an elderly female standing in a bedroom window indicating to police […]

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***LOCATED*** Help us locate high-risk missing person Patricia TUCK-HJELHOLT

New Westminster – UPDATE: Patricia “Patti” TUCK-HJELHOLT has been safely located. The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for high-risk missing person Patricia “Patti” TUCK-HJELHOLT. Patricia TUCK-HJELHOLT was last seen at 6:00 pm on August 29, 2022 in the area of 10th Street and Queens Avenue in New Westminster. […]

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NWPD assists other specialty teams in disrupting highly organized luxury car theft operation

New Westminster – On the evening of May 31st 2022, the New Westminster Police Department Street Crime Unit assisted the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) and Air 1 to further an investigation led by IMPACT into a suspected group of luxury car thieves. Three suspects were taken into custody after police observed seven […]

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Three suspects arrested after can of bear repellent spray pointed at youth

New Westminster – At approximately 10:30pm on August 12th the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a park user claiming that a group of people had accosted her and someone pointed a can of bear repellent spray at her. New Westminster Police Department officers attended Moody Park and located three individuals matching […]

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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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