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New Westminster Police Department arrests suspect in unprovoked assault

New Westminster – On September 13th the New Westminster Police Department appealed to the public for assistance in identifying a suspect in an unprovoked assault that had happened the day prior near the 700 block of 22nd Street. With the help of Metro Vancouver Transit Police, photos of the suspect were shared across NWPD communications […]

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*Located* Help us find high risk missing person Mohammed Massaquoi

We’re happy to share that Mohammed Massaquoi has been located and is safe. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Mohammed Massaquoi. Mr. Massaquoi was last seen on September 19th at approximately midnight in the area of Royal Avenue. Mr. Massaquoi is described […]

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New Westminster Police Department searching for suspect following unprovoked assault

New Westminster – At approximately noon on September 12th 2022, the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from someone who had been assaulted near the 700 block of 22nd Street. The caller shared that a man had approached her and made sexualized comments before he assaulted her, knocked her to the ground, and […]

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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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Numerous teams respond to call from victim who had been sexually assaulted and was unlawfully confined

New Westminster – On the morning of September 4th 2022, the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from someone who had been sexually assaulted and was now unlawfully confined inside an apartment unit. After the caller provided a description of her surroundings patrol officers arrived on scene and confirmed she was being held […]

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Suspect safely arrested after losing consciousness while driving stolen vehicle

New Westminster – On the evening of August 31st 2022, the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from someone who saw an unconscious man in the driver’s seat of an idling vehicle on Garfield Street. The caller reported the engine was revving and expressed concern the driver may be impaired. When police located […]

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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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