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NWPD officer assaulted while arresting person in mental distress

New Westminster – At approximately noon on January 14th the New Westminster Police Department received two reports of a woman causing a disturbance in the uptown neighbourhood. The woman allegedly shoved an elderly citizen and was very aggressive with people inside businesses and on the street. New Westminster Police officers quickly arrived on scene and […]

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Stolen motorcycle being ridden on the sidewalk results in arrest

New Westminster – In the morning of January 12th a New Westminster Police Department officer was on routine patrol when he spotted an unusual sight coming down the sidewalk. A motorcyclist was riding on the sidewalk with no helmet on. The constable stopped the motorcyclist to confirm he had a class 6 licence. The officer […]

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Two impaired driving collisions prompts warning from NWPD

New Westminster – In the evening of January 8th New Westminster police officers responded to two separate impaired driving collisions. The first was a head-on collision where the driver fled the scene and was located a short distance away waiting for a taxi. The second impaired driving collision involved a driver who collided with several […]

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New Westminster Police seize replica handgun during routine traffic stop

New Westminster – At approximately 1:00 am on January 11th a New Westminster police officer noted inconsistencies with a license plate on a vehicle driving ahead. He pulled the vehicle over to confirm the driver had a valid licence and the vehicle had insurance. After speaking with the driver and checking additional vehicle information the […]

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Man allegedly threatens restaurant owner with stun gun over bill

New Westminster – At approximately 8:00 pm on January 6th a group of three diners were leaving a pizza restaurant in the Queensborough neighbourhood. Having not paid their bill, they were confronted by the restaurant owner about payment. One of the diners allegedly produced a stun gun, sparked it, and asked the restaurant owner if […]

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Missing Person – Renee Nicolasen

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 34 year old Renee Nicolasen, who has not been seen since December 31st 2020. Ms. Nicolasen was last seen in the 600 block of Clarkson Street, New Westminster around 10:00pm. Ms. Nicolasen is a Caucasian female described as medium build, […]

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Man revived with Naloxone next to NWPD station

New Westminster – On December 30th a New Westminster Police Department constable was patrolling in the downtown New Westminster area and was flagged down by two citizens for help. They directed the officer to a man who appeared to be overdosing. When the officer saw nearby drug paraphernalia he reached for his Narcan nasal spray […]

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Police provide aid to man in distress after 7:00 pm salute to front line workers

New Westminster – On December 30th at 7:00 pm New Westminster Police Department officers were driving past the Royal Columbian Hospital to show their appreciation to frontline workers. As the officers prepared to leave the Sapperton area they received notice from E-COMM 9-1-1 dispatch that a man in distress was only a couple blocks away. […]

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Strategies for better mental health around the holidays

New Westminster – With the added stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, more people may be feeling like they’d benefit from mental health support during the holidays. “We’re often good at checking in with family and friends about mental wellness, but let’s not forget to check in with yourself and think about your own mental well-being,” […]

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Alleged thief caught in the act by NWPD officers

New Westminster – In the early morning hours of December 14th, the New Westminster Police were called by an alarm company to an industrial site on Spruce Street regarding a break and enter in progress. The suspect could be seen within the premises on CCTV, exploring the site while gathering items. As NWPD officers approached […]

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