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*Located* Help us find missing person Terrance Desnomie

Update: The New Westminster Police would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Mr. Desnomie. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating missing resident Terrance Desnomie. Mr. Desnomie was last seen on December 22nd in the downtown area of New Westminster. Mr. Desnomie is […]

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Arrest made following break and enter at local car dealership

New Westminster – On December 20th at approximately 2:30 am the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a security guard who was monitoring a live video feed of a local car dealership. The suspect had entered the dealership and was observed getting into a vehicle. When officers arrived the suspect fled on […]

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Resident calls 9-1-1 after seeing storage lockers broken into

New Westminster – On December 21st at approximately 10:20 pm the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from someone witnessing their building’s storage lockers being broken into. According to the caller, the suspect was making lots of noise and belongings could be seen strewn all over the floor. When officers arrived the suspect […]

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Bear mace used in Downtown New Westminster Robbery

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking witnesses to an alleged robbery involving bear mace that occurred in the Downtown neighbourhood of New Westminster. The call for help came on December 16th at approximately 10:15 am in the 800 block of Carnarvon Street. Allegedly, the suspect doused a staff member with bear […]

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Suspect safely taken into custody after allegedly swinging hatchet at man

New Westminster – Shortly after midnight on November 28th the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from a man claiming he had found someone inside his vehicle. The caller confronted this individual who then swung a hatchet at him before fleeing. The victim followed the suspect as he ran from the 300 block […]

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Public appeal for video footage following suspected child luring

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is appealing to the public to assist in providing CCTV footage or dash cam footage that may help in an investigation of suspected child luring. The incident occurred on November 21st at approximately 5:30 pm in the area around Sapperton Park. The call to police came after […]

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Retail staff call police when man with firearm seen outside store

New Westminster – At approximately 6:30 am on November 20th New Westminster Police Department officers were called to a retail store in Queensborough. Allegedly, staff at the store witnessed someone with what appeared to be a black handgun outside the store. NWPD officers and the Integrated Police Dog Service attended the parking lot where they […]

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NWPD Members Assaulted While Arresting Domestic Assault Suspect

New Westminster – On November 23rd at approximately 3:41 pm, the New Westminster Police Department was called to a domestic assault incident in progress where it was learned the suspect had committed an assault and had fled the scene. Minutes later, members located the suspect in the 700 block of 6th Street where he fled […]

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NWPD Search for Suspect after Coffee Shop Staff Allegedly Threatened with Knife

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is searching for a suspect following an alleged assault with a weapon in a New Westminster coffee shop. At approximately 3:00 pm on November 22nd New Westminster Police Department officers were called to a coffee shop at Columbia Square Plaza. Allegedly the suspect brandished a knife and […]

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Police arrest theft from auto suspect with the help of multiple witnesses

New Westminster – On November 22nd at approximately 2:30am, the New Westminster Police Department received two phone calls where one witness described someone breaking into a vehicle near 800 Carnarvon Street. When police arrived on scene and a witness helped police by pointing them in the direction of the suspect. The suspect fled the scene […]

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