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Suspect arrested after allegedly threatening man with knife and breaking into storage locker

New Westminster – On October 1st at approximately 8:00pm the New Westminster Police Department was contacted after someone had seen damage to a storage room door noticed a suspicious person inside the storage room. As police arrived on scene they observed a man matching the suspect description running out of the front entrance to the […]

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Police arrest man after neighbour alleges he was chased and threatened with spear

New Westminster – On October 1st at approximately 10:00pm the New Westminster Police Department was contacted by a man who claimed his neighbour threatened to kill him and chased him with a spear. Allegedly, a verbal altercation over noise in the building preceded the incident. When police arrived on scene the suspect was located inside […]

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New Westminster man convicted in court of child luring and child pornography

New Westminster – In 2019 the New Westminster Major Crime Unit began an investigation into child luring. During the course of this investigation, it was learned that a New Westminster resident had targeted children online for sexual exploitation. The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit made an arrest in July 2020. Since his arrest […]

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*LOCATED* Help us find missing person Duke Chan

UPDATE: Sadly, Mr. Chan was located deceased. Foul play is not suspected. Thank you to everyone who assisted in the search. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is requesting public assistance in the search for missing man Duke Chan. Mr. Chan was last seen in the area of E. Columbia and Sherbrooke St […]

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Assault with a weapon charge approved following incident that closed Cumberland Street

New Westminster – At approximately 7:45 am on September 15th 2021, New Westminster Police Department officers were called to the 700 block of McBride Blvd to speak with a victim who shared that moments earlier a male she knew had pointed a firearm at her and threatened to kill her. Numerous New Westminster Police Department […]

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Stolen NWPD Pride Flag recovered

New Westminster – On June 17th 2021, staff at the New Westminster Police Department saw their Pride Flag was missing. When CCTV footage from the previous night was viewed a man could be seen scaling the flag pole and stealing the flag. The New Westminster Police Department Street Crime Unit set out to identify the […]

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Two people arrested after gun found by K-9 Unit

New Westminster – At approximately 10:17pm on September 13, 2021 a man called the New Westminster Police Department to report that a gun had been pointed at him. Patrol members rushed to the area of 4th Avenue and 6th Street to search for suspects. As patrol members were gathering additional information from the victim, it […]

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Accused pleads guilty to fraud charges after $130,000 stolen through medical office

New Westminster – In September 2018 the New Westminster Police Department received a report of suspected fraud connected to a New Westminster medical office. The victim claimed that cash was missing from the medical office, and that suspicious large withdrawals were appearing in the bank account connected to the business. The NWPD Major Crime Unit […]

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*Located* High Risk Missing Person Emerald Stock

Update: Ms. Stock has been located. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Emerald Stock. Ms. Stock was last seen near the 200 block of 7th Street in New Westminster. She is described as a 30-year-old caucasian female, with a slim build, standing 5’3″ […]

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NWPD officers arrest man after retail store clerk punched in the face

New Westminster – On August 29th at approximately 5:00 pm, the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call about a robbery in progress. A man allegedly entered the store, and punched a sales clerk in the face before leaving without paying for his merchandise. Witnesses pointed NWPD officers to a bank vestibule where the […]

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