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File Update – Building Evacuation At 225 Royal Avenue

This media release is to update the media regarding the Police investigation on this matter. On the evening of Tuesday March 24th, 2009, members of the New Westminster Police Service entered into an investigation involving an apartment located in the 200 block of Royal Avenue. This investigation centered around the existence of possible Incendiary material […]

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Police Investigate Discovery Of Hazardous Materials

15:45 Update: Please be advised of the latest update regarding this investigation; The criminal investigation into this matter is continuing. No charges have been laid at this time, however, the male suspect is currently undergoing a psychological evaluation. At this stage of the investigation there are no links to any organized crime or terrorist groups. […]

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New Westminster Police Return Male To Calgary On Outstanding Charges

On March 17th, 2009 the New Westminster Police escorted a male back to Calgary to face a number of outstanding criminal charges he was facing in that jurisdiction. Edward Stephen LUJANG, a 35 year old male currently of No Fixed Address, was wanted by the Calgary Police Service for the following offences: Two counts of […]

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Missing Male Not Yet Located

The eighty-year-old gentleman missing from New Westminster since 09-03-03 has not yet been found and police are asking members of the public for their assistance in locating him. Merl Joesph CLOUTIER is described as a Caucasian male, 5’9” (180 cm) and weighing 160 pounds (73 kg). He was last seen wearing a tan-colored windbreaker with […]

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Missing Adult Male

Mr. CLOUTIER was incorrectly identified as Joseph MERL in this release. Merl is in fact his first name. The New Westminster Police Service seeks the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult male. Joseph MERL, DOB 1929-February-28. Merl left his New Westminster residence March 3rd at 700 a.m. Merl may have early onset of dementia […]

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Apartment Fire- Body Discovered In Suite

On March 2nd at 1140 hrs. the New Westminster Police Service was contacted by the New Westminster Fire Department advising that they required assistance at an apartment fire located in the 800 blk. of St. Andrews St. At scene, fire and police discovered a fifth floor apartment fully involved in fire. Fire fighters addressed the […]

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Missing Adult Male

The New Westminster Police Service seeks the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult male. Ben Inglis, DOB 1963-May-13. Inglis ( pronounced ‘Ingles’) been missing from his New Westminster residence since February 24th. Inglis may be distraught and confused as he suffers from a psychological disorder that is managed with medication. Inglis is described as; […]

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Male Captured Committing Break And Enter Into Residence

In the early afternoon of February 24th a keen eyed resident observed a male loitering in the yard of a nearby neighbor. As the witness did not recognize the suspect as being associated to the residence hence, the witness contacted the New Westminster Police Service. Patrol officers were immediately dispatched. Within two minutes, patrol officer […]

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Suspended Officer Change Of Status

Effective 2009-02-24, the New Westminster Police Board has elected to change the status of Cst. Jeff Klassen’s suspension. Cst. Klassen was suspended ‘with pay’ however, after careful consideration the New Westminster Police Board has decided to change the status of his suspension to that of “suspension without pay”. The suspension arises from a Vancouver Police […]

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The Trip Of A Lifetime

THE RECORD Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Randy Gibson was enjoying his retirement in Princeton after a quarter century as a police officer when a health scare made him reassess his life. A prostate cancer diagnosis reminded the former constable with the New Westminster Police Service, who had retired at the end of May 2005, that […]

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