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NWPD officers simultaneously manage man with knife and unresponsive female

New Westminster – On June 30th 2020, New Westminster Police Department officers were responding to a report of a man brandishing a knife in the 700 block of Ash Street. Officers located the man nearby and he was safely taken into custody. As officers were placing him into their patrol vehicle a woman alerted them […]

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NWPD searching for man after indecent act on 10th Street

New Westminster – On June 29th 2020, New Westminster Police Department were called to the 400 block of 10th Street for a report of an indecent exposure. A woman phoned the NWPD at approximately 1:45 pm to report that an unknown male exposed his genitals to her on the street. The woman was walking on […]

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Quick thinking citizen alerts police to overdose victim

New Westminster – On June 26th 2020, someone used the intercom at the front door of the New Westminster Police Department to alert officers to a man in Hyack Square who appeared to be unresponsive. Officers rushed to the scene to find the man whose breathing was very faint. While police attended to the unresponsive […]

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Neighbourhood disturbance results in swift response by NWPD

New Westminster – On June 27th 2020 at approximately 12:30 AM the New Westminster Police Department was called to the 300 block of Carnegie Street of New Westminster by neighbours who heard a man’s cries for help. Other neighbors reported hearing crashing sounds coming from the residence. Officers rushed to the scene to find an […]

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Man in crisis safely taken into custody and returned to health care providers

New Westminster – On June 20th 2020 New Westminster Police Department Constable Jon was searching for a patient who had walked away from care several days ago. Constable Jon’s search took him into Vancouver, where the patient was located in crisis, refusing to comply with direction that would allow Constable Jon to safely take the […]

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Arrest made after man shot with imitation firearm

New Westminster – On June 22 at approximately 2:00am, the New Westminster Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call to assist someone who had allegedly been assaulted with a weapon. Upon arrival, officers immediately tended to the victim and contained the scene. The Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service assisted and the suspect was located […]

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Police arrest man and seize imitation firearms and knives

New Westminster – On June 1st 2020 at approximately 4:45pm, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a man who allegedly threatened his roommate and fired what was believed to be shots through the door of his roommate’s bedroom. Officers attended the residence and arrested the man without incident. After receiving a search […]

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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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High Risk Missing Person Shawn Guimond

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Shawn Guimond. Mr. Guimond was last seen at approximately 3:20 pm on June 11th, near Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Mr. Guimond is described as a 42-year-old indigenous male, 5’6” tall with a slim build and […]

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New Chief Constable appointed to lead New Westminster Police Department

New Westminster – After an extensive national search, the New Westminster Police Board has appointed 30-year policing veteran Dave Jansen as Chief Constable. Chief Constable Jansen has been in the role in an acting capacity since the departure of former police chief Dave Jones in April 2019. “On behalf of the New Westminster Police Board, […]

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