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Charges recommended after alleged restaurant break and enter

New Westminster –On January 24th the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a break and enter at a local restaurant. Allegedly during the early morning hours a man had broken into the restaurant and stole the cash drawer of the register which contained hundreds of dollars. Evidence gathered at the scene in addition […]

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Second degree murder suspect from Calgary arrested in New Westminster

New Westminster –On February 3rd the New Westminster Police Department became aware of a man at a Sapperton area residence who was believed to be wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for second degree murder. New Westminster Police Department officers located and arrested the 19 year old suspect, Michael Elendu, without incident and confirmed his identity […]

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Man arrested after allegedly breaking into vehicle in Sapperton

New Westminster –On February 2, the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a man allegedly using a knife to break into a vehicle in the Sapperton neighbourhood. When New Westminster Police Department officers arrived the suspect could be seen inside the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and the New Westminster Police Department will […]

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Charges approved against man who allegedly chased people with hunting knife

New Westminster – At approximately 7:30 pm on January 21st the New Westminster Police Department received a call for help from a man and his friend. The pair were walking along 8th Street and allegedly a man they didn’t know began chasing them with a large knife. New Westminster Police officers arrived on scene and […]

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NWPD seeks witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage connected to 12th Street fire

Update – Through the course of this investigation, the Major Crime Unit has deemed this fire to be suspicious in nature. Police are continuing to request anyone with information, dashcam footage, CCTV about the fire to please call the Major Crime Unit Information Line at (604) 529-2430. Investigators are specifically interested in any video footage […]

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Man arrested after allegedly being caught by homeowner stealing items from basement

New Westminster – At approximately 5:00 pm on January 20th a resident in the Sapperton neighbourhood called 9-1-1 stating he was the victim of a theft. Allegedly, the man had returned home to find a pile of his belongings stacked outside his basement door and a stranger inside his basement. The suspect fled after being […]

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Police locate a man in distress

New Westminster – On January 23rd, a New Westminster Police Department member was conducting foot patrols in the 400 block of Columbia Street when he observed a male snort something off the ground. Upon approaching this male, the member witnessed him fall backwards and lose consciousness, where he turned pale and his lips turned blue. […]

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LOCATED: Help us find missing 13 year old Zian Field

UPDATE: We’re happy to share that Zian is now safe at home with his family. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing 13 year old Zian Field. Zian was last seen at approximately 7:00 am in the Queensborough neighbourhood of New Westminster. He left home […]

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Woman allegedly threatens security guard with stun baton

New Westminster – At approximately 7:00 pm on January 17th a woman entered a downtown area liquor store and gathered several bottles of wine. The woman allegedly produced a stun baton and sparked it in the direction of the security guard as she left the store without paying for the wine. This prompted staff to […]

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Bank robbery suspect facing multiple charges

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department’s Major Crime Unit has secured a number of charges against a person suspected of two bank robberies in New Westminster. Both New Westminster robberies occurred at financial institutions in the uptown neighbourhood, the first occurring on January 8th, while the second occurred on January 11th. The NWPD […]

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