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New Westminster Police Officer Returns From Afghanistan

Deputy Chief Constable Mike Judd has returned home to New Westminster after serving in Afghanistan for one year as a civilian police advisor in that country’s capital city of Kabul. In early 2008 Deputy Chief Judd was one of two senior Canadian police officers selected by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s International Peace Operations Branch […]

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Out Of Province Prisoner Returned On Outstanding Warrants

On April 22nd, 2009, the New Westminster Police Service returned another subject who had outstanding warrants in Saskatchewan. 26 year old Krystal BEADLE was arrested on April 16th, 2009 and transported back to Regina on the following charges: One count of Breaking and Entering One count of Uttering Threats One count of Extortion One count […]

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Search Warrant Executed

In the early morning hours of April 16th, 2009, the Street Crime and Major Crime Unit’s of the New Westminster Police Service executed a Search Warrant at an apartment building in the 800 block of Carnarvon Street, New Westminster, BC, with the assistance of the Municipal Integrated Emergency Response Team. Two adult males and one […]

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Police Act Review Of VPD Shooting

This media release is being issued to confirm that the New Westminster Police Service has been asked by the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) to conduct an External Police Act Investigation into the Police Involved Shooting involving VPD members on April 5th, 2009. This Investigation is being conducted with the approval of the Office of the […]

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Media Update – Charges Laid – Building Evacuation

Formal charges have now been laid against a 30 year old New Westminster male, in relation to the events precipitating the evacuations of an apartment building at 225 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC. Hamish SUTHERLAND has now been charged with the following offences: Intending to cause explosion – Section 81(1)(a) of the Criminal Code Possession […]

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New Westminster Police Service 2008 Annual Report

Click here to read the New Westminster Police Service 2008 Annual Report (Adobe Acrobat required).

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File Update – Building Evacuation At 225 Royal Avenue

This media release is to update the media regarding the Police investigation on this matter. On the evening of Tuesday March 24th, 2009, members of the New Westminster Police Service entered into an investigation involving an apartment located in the 200 block of Royal Avenue. This investigation centered around the existence of possible Incendiary material […]

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Police Investigate Discovery Of Hazardous Materials

15:45 Update: Please be advised of the latest update regarding this investigation; The criminal investigation into this matter is continuing. No charges have been laid at this time, however, the male suspect is currently undergoing a psychological evaluation. At this stage of the investigation there are no links to any organized crime or terrorist groups. […]

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New Westminster Police Return Male To Calgary On Outstanding Charges

On March 17th, 2009 the New Westminster Police escorted a male back to Calgary to face a number of outstanding criminal charges he was facing in that jurisdiction. Edward Stephen LUJANG, a 35 year old male currently of No Fixed Address, was wanted by the Calgary Police Service for the following offences: Two counts of […]

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Missing Male Not Yet Located

The eighty-year-old gentleman missing from New Westminster since 09-03-03 has not yet been found and police are asking members of the public for their assistance in locating him. Merl Joesph CLOUTIER is described as a Caucasian male, 5’9” (180 cm) and weighing 160 pounds (73 kg). He was last seen wearing a tan-colored windbreaker with […]

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