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New Westminster Police Department marks 150th anniversary

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is marking its 150th anniversary in 2023. The police department dates back to March 10th, 1873, when New Westminster’s city council authorized the hiring of its first Constable – making the New Westminster Police Department one of the oldest in Western Canada. “A lot has changed since […]

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Catalytic converter thief arrested after foot chase through Moody Park

New Westminster – On November 28th at approximately 3:50 am New Westminster Police Department officers were called to a parking lot near the 800 block of 6th Avenue after a witness saw what they believed to be someone cutting a catalytic converter off a vehicle. When officers arrived, witnesses pointed them in the direction the […]

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*Located* Help us locate high risk missing person Rachel Smith

Update – We’re happy to share that Ms. Smith has been located. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Rachel Smith. Ms. Smith was last seen on November 17th in New Westminster. Ms. Smith does not have access to a vehicle and has […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following assault near Front Street parkade

New Westminster – On November 27th at approximately 8:15am New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to the downtown neighbourhood to investigate an assault. Police learned a woman had been assaulted by two people as she used a flight of stairs leading from Front Street to the Front Street parkade. It is believed the suspects […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following assault with a weapon

New Westminster – On November 21st at approximately 2:30pm New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to the 900 block of 12th Street after a witnesses reported hearing a gun shot and observed what he believed to be an injured man holding a large knife walk into a convenience store. Additional witnesses shared that inside […]

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Police respond to single vehicle collision at Royal Ave and Stewardson Way

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department and the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service are investigating a single vehicle collision that occurred in the early morning hours at the intersection of Royal Avenue and Stewardson Way. Officers found a vehicle having driven into a tree and two occupants were transported to local hospital. […]

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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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Police appeal for witnesses after scooter rider struck by driver of truck

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police are appealing for witnesses after the rider of a scooter was injured after being struck by the driver of a white flatbed truck. The incident happened November 7th at approximately 1:00pm near the intersection of Royal Avenue and Blackie Street. The driver of the truck did not stop […]

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Drugs and weapons seized from suite on Agnes Street

New Westminster – On November 4th at approximately midnight, the New Westminster Police Department Street Crime Unit and the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant on a property near the 300 block of Agnes Street. Police located from the suite both drugs and weapons. Six people were arrested and the investigation […]

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Officers arrest suspect after convenience store worker assaulted with weapon

New Westminster – On November 6th at approximately 8:00am, New Westminster Police Department patrol officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a convenience store worker in the 400 block of Columbia Street who has just been assaulted by an unknown man. The victim shared that when the suspect was spoken to about not paying for […]

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