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New Westminster Police Department officers pull man in distress from Fraser River

New Westminster – On July 24th at approximately 8:00 am the New Westminster Police Department received a report that a man could be seen from the pier in the fast-moving waters of the Fraser River clinging onto a wood piling. Patrol officers rushed to the scene and observed the man in the water struggling to […]

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New Westminster Police Department searches for vandalism suspects

New Westminster – On July 25th the New Westminster Police Department received a report of vandalism to the Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church located at the corner of 4th Street and Royal Avenue. The front of the church was targeted with orange graffiti. “We’re working to find the people responsible for this and hold them […]

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Bank robbery suspect safely taken into custody and charged

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has secured a criminal charge against a person suspected of a bank robbery in New Westminster. On July 13th at approximately 4:00 pm the New Westminster Police Department received a call reporting an armed robbery at a financial institution in the downtown neighbourhood. Patrol, Traffic Unit, and […]

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Celebrate responsibly this summer

New Westminster – Planning on beating the heat with friends this summer? The NWPD strongly suggests planning a safe ride home if you’re going to be cooling off with drinks, or using drugs of any kind. If spending the night or driving home sober are not an option, you can arrange for a designated driver […]

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New Westminster Police Department encourages residents to start a conversation about Elder Abuse

New Westminster – Elder Abuse is a growing concern around the world.  So much so that in 2006, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 15th of every year as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The New Westminster Police Department is encouraging residents to acknowledge WEAAD by starting a conversation with friends and family […]

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*Located* Help us find missing person Merhdad Khan Mohammadi AKA Mark Khan

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Merhdad Khan Mohammadi. Mr. Mohammadi was last seen near downtown New Westminster. Mr. Mohammadi is described as 40 years old, standing 5’7” tall, with a slim build, and black/brown beard and hair. Mr. Mohammadi was last seen […]

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Suspect arrested and charged with attempted murder following stabbing outside Columbia SkyTrain Station

New Westminster – On May 29th at approximately 2:00 am, New Westminster Police Department patrol members responded to a report of a stabbing on Columbia Street outside of the Columbia Sky-Train station. When officers arrived they located a man suffering from life-threatening injuries. Officers provided assistance and he was transported to the hospital by BC […]

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Police assist BC Conservation Officers as bear wanders into New Westminster

New Westminster – In the afternoon of May 30th the New Westminster Police Department received a call that a black bear was wandering east along the railway tracks in the area of Stewardson Way. Police issued a warning to the public about walking in the area, as the bear had made its way to the […]

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NWPD looking for additional victims after man charged with sex related offences

New Westminster – On May 17th, 2021, the New Westminster Police Department arrested Marcio Leite Cerquinho following allegations of sex offenses against a youth victim. The alleged offences occurred on May 14th. Crown Counsel approved the following charges: Sexual Interference, contrary to Section 151 CC Invitation to Sexual Touching, contrary to Section 152 CC Sexual […]

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NWPD warn of catalytic converter theft

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has recently observed an increase in the theft of catalytic converters. A catalytic converter is an emissions-control device attached to a vehicle’s exhaust system, which converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful emissions. Thieves have been targeting these, which in turn they sell for a small amount […]

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