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Vehicle collision at Quayside Drive

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is currently investigating a serious collision which occurred in the 1000 block of Quayside Drive. At approximately 11:00 pm on April 4th a vehicle collided with an unoccupied parked van at a high rate of speed. The male driver fled the scene but was located a short […]

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Help us find missing person Horacio Calderon Alvidrez

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Horacio Calderon Alvidrez. Mr. Alvidrez left New Westminster, and those who knew him have since reported him missing. He is known to frequent Burnaby, Vancouver, New Westminster, and Langley. He may be using public transit throughout the […]

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Charges approved in connection to a series of indecent acts

New Westminster –On March 15th at approximately 3:45 pm, the New Westminster Police Department responded to calls of male exposing himself in the area of 1st Street and St. Patrick Street. Responding members obtained a description of the male, and within the hour a suspect was located and taken in custody after a short foot […]

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IHIT to investigate New Westminster homicide

New Westminster – On March 2nd at approximately 1:00pm, the New Westminster Police Department was called to Princess Street for a report of serious assault. Shortly after the reported incident a suspect was taken into custody. The female victim has since died as a result of her injuries, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) […]

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Disturbance call results in seizure of loaded firearm, drugs, and thousands of dollars

New Westminster – On February 27th at approximately 7:00 am New Westminster Police Department officers were called to the Quayside neighbourhood for a report of a disturbance. As officers exited their vehicles they could hear loud music coming from a suite several stories up. After locating the suite which was the source of the loud […]

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*Located* Help us find missing person Leonard Throssell

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Leonard Throssell. Mr. Throssell was last seen in the Sapperton neighbourhood in New Westminster. Mr. Throssell is described as 5’8” tall, with a heavy build, brown hair, and brown eyes with an short stubble on his face. […]

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NWPD investigating serious assault

New Westminster – On March 2nd at approximately 1:00 pm New Westminster Police Department officers responded to a report of a serious assault inside a residence on Princess Street. The victim was transported to hospital, where she remains in critical condition. A nearby school was temporarily sheltering in place as a precaution while NWPD officers […]

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NWPD issue warning after reports of a man doing indecent acts

New Westminster – In the past week the New Westminster Police Department received three reports of a man committing indecent acts in the Connaught Heights and West End neighbourhoods. In all instances, occupants in the home saw the man through their basement window. The suspect was allegedly masturbating. Police with the assistance of a K9 […]

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Magic the Gathering cards allegedly stolen by man with a sword

New Westminster –On February 2nd the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a theft from a local games store. The suspect allegedly placed several Magic the Gathering card bundles into a large bag and when confronted by a store employee he brandished a curved sword. The suspect then fled to a nearby exit. […]

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Vehicle driven into back yard at McBride Boulevard allegedly stolen

New Westminster –On February 7th at approximately 9:00 am New Westminster Police Department officers attended a single vehicle collision at McBride Boulevard and Mott Crescent. The vehicle had traveled across a lawn, through a row of trees, and into the backyard of a residential home. The New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services had to cut […]

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