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Police appeal for information following stranger assault at New Westminster Skytrain Station

New Westminster – On September 15th at approximately 9:10am officers were dispatched to the New Westminster SkyTrain Station after a victim called for help following an alleged assault. Officers rushed to speak with the victim and search for a suspect; however, no one matching the suspect description could be found. Officers learned from the victim […]

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Suspect found to be breaching conditions after robbery of convenience store

New Westminster – On September 10th at approximately 11:15pm a witnesses called 9-1-1 to share that she had just witnessed a robbery at a Downtown New Westminster convenience store. The witness described a man placing what appeared to be a bullet on the counter before walking away with merchandise. At the time, it was unclear […]

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Bait bikes could be anywhere in New Westminster

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department has a message for bike thieves in New Westminster: bait bikes could be anywhere and if you steal one, you will be arrested. Starting in September 2023, the Street Crime Unit will deploy numerous bikes throughout neighbourhoods in New Westminster. The bikes contain technology that will help […]

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Crime Reduction Unit makes arrest and seizes replica handgun

New Westminster – On August 30th at approximately 2:15pm the New Westminster Police Department Crime Reduction Unit were conducting foot patrols in the 300 block of Agnes Street in the Downtown neighbourhood. An officer observed a male putting on a tactical vest. The male was detained and when the vest was searched a handgun was […]

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Numerous criminal charges approved after stolen vehicle drives away from security guard

New Westminster – On August 25th at approximately 8:00am patrol officers responded to a call from someone who believed they had just seen their friend’s stolen car being driven through New Westminster. When officers located the vehicle parked outside a local store they witnessed a man running from the store carrying suspected stolen property with […]

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Suspect arrested and charged after patrol officers find him sleeping in stolen car

New Westminster – On August 26th at approximately 5:00am patrol officers responded to a call about a suspicious car parked on Churchill Street. When officers attended, they could see a male sleeping in the driver’s seat. Given the male did not match the description of the registered owner, officers contacted the registered owner who confirmed […]

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Officers retrieve backpack after suspect steals it from occupied residence

New Westminster – On August 20th at approximately 8:30 pm the New Westminster Police Department received a 9-1-1 call from someone who had just encountered an intruder in her home. The suspect had broken into the occupied residence and when confronted fled with a stolen backpack. New Westminster Police Department officers searched the area for […]

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Officer revives man with Naloxone

New Westminster – On August 19th at approximately 8:30 pm a New Westminster Police Department member was conducting foot patrols on Alexander Street when he observed a male suddenly collapse. The officer rushed to the male and observed he was unconscious and not breathing. Good Samaritans assisted the officer and two doses of Naloxone were […]

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New Westminster Police Department officers appeal for witnesses to come forward following stabbing

New Westminster – On August 2nd at approximately 12:00 pm, New Westminster Police Department officers received a call about a stabbing near the 700 block of Carnarvon Street in Downtown New Westminster. Officers rushed to the scene and located a man with several stab wounds. Officers provided him medical aid and BC Emergency Health Services […]

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Police appeal for dash cam footage after armed robbers flee pharmacy with drugs and money

New Westminster – At approximately 2:30 pm on July 27th the New Westminster Police Department were called to a pharmacy on 12th Street after an employee described two suspects armed with a firearm robbed the business of money and prescription medicine. Officers rushed to the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the suspect […]

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