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The Trip Of A Lifetime

THE RECORD Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Randy Gibson was enjoying his retirement in Princeton after a quarter century as a police officer when a health scare made him reassess his life. A prostate cancer diagnosis reminded the former constable with the New Westminster Police Service, who had retired at the end of May 2005, that […]

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Pedestrian Youth Hit And Run

The New Westminster Police Service is investigating a hit & run motor vehicle collision that occurred on 6th Avenue between 2nd Street and 4th Street. Shortly after 6:30 AM this morning a 19 year old male was riding his skate board, on the side walk, travelling East on 6th Avenue, on his way to a […]

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Deceased Senior Located Following Boat Fire

Shortly after 1130 PM last night Police and Fire Rescue personnel responded to a boat fire in the 600 block of South Dyke Road in the Queensborough area of New Westminster. Neighbours reported the fire and when emergency personnel arrived the boat was fully engulfed. Once the fire was brought under control Fire personnel were […]

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Police Administer CPR On Collapsed Youth

On January 29th in the early afternoon New Westminster police officers Cst.s Dyck and Maglio were on patrols near Moody Park when a youth ran up to them requesting assistance. The youth advised that one of his friends had collapsed in the park for unknown reasons. The officers immediately ran to where the male youth […]

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Police Seek Assistance Locating Missing Female

The New Westminster police seek the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult female that suffers from a mental disability. Deneil Verna DESPINS is a 30 year old caucasian female described as 170 cm’s tall, 52 kg’s in weight, long brown hair, blue/green eyes, wearing a black wool ‘pea style’ coat, black jeans, black steel […]

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Driver Pleads Guilty To Charges

Preetinderjit GILL, a 28 year old residence of Surrey, has pled guilty to Assault with a Weapon on two police officers, dangerous driving and possession of stolen property after an incident that occurred on January 12, 2009 at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 815 McBride Blvd, New Westminster. Preetinderjit GILL was driving a stolen vehicle […]

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Criminal Charges Recommended Against Off Duty Police Officer

The New Westminster Police Service has been advised by the Vancouver Police Department that they are forwarding charge recommendations to Crown Counsel against one of our police officers stemming from an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of January 21st, 2009. These criminal charges are now before Crown Counsel for charge approval. Our […]

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New Westminster Police Service Suspend Police Officer

At 0900 hrs, January 22nd 2009, the New Westminster Police Service has suspended with pay, a 38 year old four year member of the police service. The suspension arises from a Vancouver Police Department criminal investigation into allegations of an assault and robbery transpiring during the members off duty activities on the morning of January […]

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Robbery Investigation – Correction

Please be advised that the initial reports of a robbery occurring at the Royal Columbian Hospital pharmacy was incorrect. The location of the robbery was at an adjacent pharmacy not associated with Royal Columbian Hospital. We apologize for the inaccuracy of the initial release.

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Robbery Investigation

The New Westminster Police Service is investigating a report of a robbery at the Royal Columbian Hospital. At approx. 2:30 pm two suspects approached the hospital pharmacy clerk demanding narcotic medication. One of the suspects reportedly produced what appeared to be a black handgun. The clerk turned over a small quantity of pharmaceutical medication. The […]

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