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Witnesses asked to come forward following purse-snatching near Moody Park

New Westminster – On June 7, 2022 at approximately 11:18 am the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a victim advising a male on a bicycle had stolen her purse while in the 700 block of 10th Street near Moody Park. The victim advised the suspect grabbed her purse from her hands before […]

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*LOCATED* Help us locate missing person Abdul Abdullahi

SUBJECT: Help us locate missing person Abdul Abdullahi New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the search for missing person Abdul Abdullahi. Mr. Abdullahi was last seen on June 9th at approximately 2:30pm in the Sapperton area in New Westminster and there is growing concern for his well-being. […]

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Victim Pepper-Sprayed in Pier Park

New Westminster – On June 6, 2022 at approximately 11:30 pm, New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call in relation to a group of people at Pier Park who had been pepper-sprayed. Officers arrived on scene and determined an argument had occurred between two groups of people hanging out in the area. The suspects […]

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Police response in Quayside neighbourhood

New Westminster – On June 3rd at approximately 2:00 pm the New Westminster Police Department, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, Vancouver Police Department, and the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Unit attended to a multi-family building and took numerous people into custody. Flash bangs were used and the lobby was inaccessible to residents for a […]

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Officer assaulted during routine traffic stop

New Westminster – In the early morning hours of June 2nd a New Westminster Police Department officer was on patrol through the Queensborough neighbourhood when he observed a vehicle driving with no license plates. When he pulled over the vehicle, the driver exited the vehicle, refused to identify themselves, and attempted to flee. While the […]

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Charges approved against suspect who poured gasoline on stranger’s porch

New Westminster – On May 23rd at approximately 7:00 pm, New Westminster Police Department patrol members received a 9-1-1 call from a resident who shared they were watching someone pouring gasoline on their front porch. When officers arrived on scene they took a suspect into custody without incident. Officers observed that a small fire in […]

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Officers make one arrest following numerous calls about person with edged weapon

On May 31th at approximately 4:00 pm, New Westminster Police Department patrol members received numerous 9-1-1 calls from residents in a multifamily complex about a fight between two people, one of whom was described as being armed with an edged weapon. As police made their way to the scene it was uncertain if anyone had […]

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Witnesses asked to come forward following a string of vandalism on Carnarvon Street

New Westminster – On May 30th at approximately 1:30 am, New Westminster Police Department patrol members received a call from a resident who shared they were watching someone smashing the windows of a condominium lobby with a brick. When officers arrived on scene they witnessed a man matching the suspect description standing next to smashed […]

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Accused found guilty of Aggravated Assault in Columbia Street stabbing

New Westminster – On May 29th 2021 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 stab wounds to his stomach and back. Over the following days, detectives […]

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Canada Road Safety Week: Safer You. Safer Me.

New Westminster – Today marks the beginning of Canada Road Safety Week, a 7-day national campaign aimed at making Canada’s roads the safest in the world. This annual awareness campaign is designed to increase public compliance with safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on Canada’s roads. The focus of this […]

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