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NWPD looking for additional victims after man charged with sex related offences

New Westminster – On May 17th, 2021, the New Westminster Police Department arrested Marcio Leite Cerquinho following allegations of sex offenses against a youth victim. The alleged offences occurred on May 14th. Crown Counsel approved the following charges: Sexual Interference, contrary to Section 151 CC Invitation to Sexual Touching, contrary to Section 152 CC Sexual […]

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NWPD warn of catalytic converter theft

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has recently observed an increase in the theft of catalytic converters. A catalytic converter is an emissions-control device attached to a vehicle’s exhaust system, which converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful emissions. Thieves have been targeting these, which in turn they sell for a small amount […]

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Columbia and Church Street Fire

New Westminster – On May 24 at approximately 3:15 am, the New Westminster Fire & Rescue Service responded to a fire at Magnetiq Nightclub located at 27 Church Street. The building, which contained four businesses including Happy Buddha Tattoo, Pho Pho You, and the Heritage Grill, was destroyed. Thankfully, no one sustained injuries as a […]

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Charges abated in Pier Park fire trial

New Westminster – In October of 2020, 49 year-old Sean Warnick was charged following an investigation into the Westminster Pier Park fire. The fire occurred on September 13, 2020 and engulfed the old-pier section of the riverfront greenspace. Mr. Warnick was released from custody with conditions during the court proceedings, however the NWPD recently became […]

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Security guard assaulted by man with bat

New Westminster – In the early morning hours of May 11th the New Westminster Police Department responded to the area of Queens Avenue and 7th Street for a report of a uniformed security guard being assaulted with a bat. Investigators believe two suspects fled the area by running west on Queens Avenue from 7th Street. […]

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Joint statement from Lower Mainland Police Chiefs and Commanders

Police in British Columbia share the concerns that the public have as a result of recent gang-related violence in communities across the Lower Mainland. Senior police leaders in British Columbia met yesterday with Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth to discuss the current gang landscape and share their collective and unified strategies. […]

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*LOCATED* Help us find missing person Chengyu Wang

Excellent news – Chengyu Wang has been located and is safe. Thanks to everyone who helped by looking out for him. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Chengyu Wang. Wang was last heard from in early April. He is described as 25 years […]

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Suspect pleads guilty to two charges related to Osborne Avenue shooting

New Westminster – On November 17th, 2019 at approximately 7:30pm, members of the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Osborne Avenue. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival, and one adult female was transported to hospital with injuries. New Westminster Police Major Crime […]

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NWPD Seek Witnesses after Pedestrian Struck by Driver in Uptown Neighbourhood

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police department is seeking witnesses for a collision involving a pedestrian. On April 25th at approximately 9:00 pm, a 69 year old female was struck by a driver while she crossed 6th Avenue at 6th Street. When police arrived the pedestrian was receiving aid from both Emergency Health Services […]

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Four youth arrested after youth stabbed

New Westminster – On April 10th 2021 at approximately 8:00 pm the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of a large fight between approximately 30 youth. Upon arrival, the responding officers located armed suspects who had fled the scene using public transit. All four suspects were arrested and their guardians notified. The victim […]

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