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*Located* Help us find missing person Leonard Throssell

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Leonard Throssell. Mr. Throssell was last seen in the Sapperton neighbourhood in New Westminster. Mr. Throssell is described as 5’8” tall, with a heavy build, brown hair, and brown eyes with an short stubble on his face. […]

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NWPD investigating serious assault

New Westminster – On March 2nd at approximately 1:00 pm New Westminster Police Department officers responded to a report of a serious assault inside a residence on Princess Street. The victim was transported to hospital, where she remains in critical condition. A nearby school was temporarily sheltering in place as a precaution while NWPD officers […]

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NWPD issue warning after reports of a man doing indecent acts

New Westminster – In the past week the New Westminster Police Department received three reports of a man committing indecent acts in the Connaught Heights and West End neighbourhoods. In all instances, occupants in the home saw the man through their basement window. The suspect was allegedly masturbating. Police with the assistance of a K9 […]

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Magic the Gathering cards allegedly stolen by man with a sword

New Westminster –On February 2nd the New Westminster Police Department received a report of a theft from a local games store. The suspect allegedly placed several Magic the Gathering card bundles into a large bag and when confronted by a store employee he brandished a curved sword. The suspect then fled to a nearby exit. […]

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Vehicle driven into back yard at McBride Boulevard allegedly stolen

New Westminster –On February 7th at approximately 9:00 am New Westminster Police Department officers attended a single vehicle collision at McBride Boulevard and Mott Crescent. The vehicle had traveled across a lawn, through a row of trees, and into the backyard of a residential home. The New Westminster Fire & Rescue Services had to cut […]

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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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