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Joshua Boden Arrested and Charged

New Westminster – On May 9th 2018 at approximately 8:45am, 31 year old New Westminster resident Joshua Boden was arrested after an assault investigation. On May 6th 2018 the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a domestic dispute that occurred between a male and a female. The suspect, Mr. Boden, was not on […]

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New Westminster Man Arrested and Charged In Child Pornography Investigation

New Westminster – An investigation by the NWPD Major Crime Unit has resulted in charges of Possession of Child Pornography. In June of 2017, the New Westminster Police Major Crime Unit investigated Shane Tucker, a New Westminster resident, relating to the possession and accessing of child sexual abuse images. Detectives obtained a judicial authorization and […]

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Virtual kidnapping scam targets local New Westminster student

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is warning foreign students and their families about a scam involving the extortion of students and their families by people claiming to be high ranking foreign government officials. Last week, a New Westminster student was contacted by the scammers through WeChat, a popular Chinese social media platform, […]

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Gas leak in Queensborough

New Westminster – New Westminster Police Department, New Westminster Fire Department, and Fortis BC are on site responding to a gas leak in the Queensborough neighbourhood. Roads are closed at Ewen Avenue and Howes Street, Jardine Street and Salter Street, and Ewen Avenue and Gifford Street. Please avoid the area. Two businesses have been evacuated […]

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Off-Duty New Westminster Constable helps save the life of hockey player

New Westminster – Off-duty New Westminster Police Department Constable Curtis Heath was arriving early to see his son’s hockey game in Coquitlam when he noticed a crowd of people gathered in the middle of the ice. It wasn’t until he made it around the rink that he realized someone was doing CPR on a 27 […]

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Man rescued from frigid Fraser River by NWPD Marine Unit Shaw 1

New Westminster – On April 26, 2018 at approximately 6:00am the NWPD received a 911 call reporting that a male was spotted in the middle of the Fraser River. Sergeant Smith, a member of NWPD’s Marine unit immediately launched Shaw 1, the NWPD boat, and responded to the area around the New Westminster Quay. Sergeant […]

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UPDATE: Suspect of 20 year-old cold case has died

Update: Last week, the NWPD received notification that Mr. Gray had died while in custody at a pre-trial centre. The New Westminster Police will be liaising with Crown Counsel with regards to the disposition and abatement of the outstanding charges. “It is unfortunate that Mr. Gray will not face these matters in a court of […]

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Found! NWPD ask for assistance in search for high risk missing person Kathleen Stimson

**Update** Kathleen Stimson was safely located on Saturday April 21. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing woman Kathleen Stimson. Kathleen Stimson was last seen at approximately 1:00pm near 7th Avenue and 10th Street near Moody Park in New Westminster. Kathleen Stimson is described as […]

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NWPD seize handguns, cocaine and cash during search warrant

New Westminster – After a tragic overdose death in December 2017, the NWPD Street Crime Unit engaged in a project to investigate the suspected source of drugs. Over the course of the investigation, evidence of drug dealing was collected and a search warrant was obtained. On April 5th, 2018 members of the NWPD Street Crime […]

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NWPD investigate fatal motor vehicle incident at worksite

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department are in the early stages of investigating a fatal motor vehicle incident at a worksite in Queensborough. On April 6th 2018 at approximately 8:30am officers were called to an industrial yard on Ewen Avenue for an unresponsive person, who had been fatally injured from a semi-truck. Investigators […]

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