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Police responding to fatal collision involving train and pedestrian

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has responded to a fatality following a collision involving a train and a pedestrian. The incident happened at approximately 3:30pm near the intersection of Spruce Street and Brunette Avenue. Spruce Street is currently closed to traffic in both directions as crews have arrived on scene. The New […]

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*Located* Help us find high risk missing person Gerry

Update – Sadly, Gerry has been located deceased. The New Westminster Police Department would like to thank residents who assisted in the search for him. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Gerry. Gerry was last seen on January 30th and there is an […]

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Police appeal for help returning found photo album

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in returning a found photo album to the rightful owner. The photo album was handed in to the New Westminster Police Department on January 15th. It appears the photos were taken from the 1960s through the 1990s. The name Thelma Dueck appears […]

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Instagram Live Ride-Along

Join us on Instagram live February 23rd to follow Corporal Leaver and Constable Standard on a ride along! We will be going live at 8:00pm (PST). Get your snacks ready and cozy up for an evening of following the New Westminster Police Department as we patrol the streets, respond to calls, and answer your questions. […]

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$111,000 cash and suspected drugs seized by the New Westminster Police Department Gang Suppression Unit

New Westminster – On January 18th at approximately 6:30pm members of the Gang Suppression Unit observed a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of 8th Avenue and 10th Street. An officer initiated a traffic stop and spoke to the driver. The driver, who was prohibited from driving, was arrested and a search of the vehicle resulted […]

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Police appeal for dash cam footage following collision where driver ran away

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an investigation into a collision at 6th Avenue and McBride Boulevard. Following a collision, the driver of one of the vehicles involved ran away. Dash cam footage from vehicles traveling in either direction through the intersection of 6th Avenue and McBride […]

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New Westminster Police Department partners with businesses to target violent shoplifters

New Westminster – Between November 29th and December 1st 2023, officers from the New Westminster Police Department Crime Reduction Unit, Street Crime Unit and Gang Suppression Unit worked with retail loss prevention staff to identify and arrest violent and chronic shoplifters. This operation, Project Barcode, was created in response to ongoing concerns from local businesses […]

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New Westminster Police Department Chief Dave Jansen announces retirement

New Westminster – After more than 30 years of service to the City of New Westminster, Chief Constable Dave Jansen announced his retirement effective June 28th 2024. Chief Constable Jansen assumed the role of Chief Constable in June of 2020. “The Board hired Chief Jansen based on his extensive policing experience but also for his […]

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Public appeal for information leading to the recovery of stolen car and dog

Update – The dog, Zoey has been found. The Fiat is still outstanding. If you see the Fiat please call 9-1-1. New Westminster – In the early morning hours of January 15th, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a stolen car. According to the victim, his 2012 black Fiat 500 Sport was […]

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Three Victims Pepper-Sprayed in Downtown New Westminster

New Westminster – On January 9th 2024 at approximately 8:30pm, New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call by someone who saw a youth suffering the effects of being pepper-sprayed. Officers found that in total, three different youth had been assaulted with pepper-spray. Officers determined a group of approximately ten youths are suspects in these […]

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