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NWPD Major Crime Unit investigating stabbing in downtown New Westminster

New Westminster – On August 8th at approximately 2:00 am, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a stabbing at the Paramount Gentleman’s Club in downtown New Westminster. Upon arrival, patrol officers located the victim and provided life-saving first aid until BC Ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to hospital where he received […]

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Scam featuring New Westminster Police Department phone number prompts warning

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is warning of a recent scam that is using call spoofing technology to make it appear as if fraudulent calls are coming from the New Westminster Police Department. Some people receiving these calls say they were told by someone claiming to be a police officer that packages […]

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New Westminster Police Department officers pull man in distress from Fraser River

New Westminster – On July 24th at approximately 8:00 am the New Westminster Police Department received a report that a man could be seen from the pier in the fast-moving waters of the Fraser River clinging onto a wood piling. Patrol officers rushed to the scene and observed the man in the water struggling to […]

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New Westminster Police Department searches for vandalism suspects

New Westminster – On July 25th the New Westminster Police Department received a report of vandalism to the Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church located at the corner of 4th Street and Royal Avenue. The front of the church was targeted with orange graffiti. “We’re working to find the people responsible for this and hold them […]

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Bank robbery suspect safely taken into custody and charged

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has secured a criminal charge against a person suspected of a bank robbery in New Westminster. On July 13th at approximately 4:00 pm the New Westminster Police Department received a call reporting an armed robbery at a financial institution in the downtown neighbourhood. Patrol, Traffic Unit, and […]

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Celebrate responsibly this summer

New Westminster – Planning on beating the heat with friends this summer? The NWPD strongly suggests planning a safe ride home if you’re going to be cooling off with drinks, or using drugs of any kind. If spending the night or driving home sober are not an option, you can arrange for a designated driver […]

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New Westminster Police Department encourages residents to start a conversation about Elder Abuse

New Westminster – Elder Abuse is a growing concern around the world.  So much so that in 2006, the United Nations General Assembly designated June 15th of every year as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). The New Westminster Police Department is encouraging residents to acknowledge WEAAD by starting a conversation with friends and family […]

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*Located* Help us find missing person Merhdad Khan Mohammadi AKA Mark Khan

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Merhdad Khan Mohammadi. Mr. Mohammadi was last seen near downtown New Westminster. Mr. Mohammadi is described as 40 years old, standing 5’7” tall, with a slim build, and black/brown beard and hair. Mr. Mohammadi was last seen […]

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Suspect arrested and charged with attempted murder following stabbing outside Columbia SkyTrain Station

New Westminster – On May 29th at approximately 2:00 am, New Westminster Police Department patrol members responded to a report of a stabbing on Columbia Street outside of the Columbia Sky-Train station. When officers arrived they located a man suffering from life-threatening injuries. Officers provided assistance and he was transported to the hospital by BC […]

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Police assist BC Conservation Officers as bear wanders into New Westminster

New Westminster – In the afternoon of May 30th the New Westminster Police Department received a call that a black bear was wandering east along the railway tracks in the area of Stewardson Way. Police issued a warning to the public about walking in the area, as the bear had made its way to the […]

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