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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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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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