Crime is down in British Columbia. In New Westminster, it's way down. According to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General of B.C., the provincial crime rate has dropped 19% over the past decade. In New Westminster, it's down a striking 32%. Over the past 10 years in New West: criminal code offences decreased by 25% annual crime rates per 1000 persons decreased … [Read more...] about 32% drop in crime in New Westminster in the last decade
Two of the three police officers who were alleged to have beaten, robbed and racially insulted a delivery man in Vancouver last week will be charged in the assault. Charges of assault and possession of stolen property are recommended against an officer with the New Westminster police, while a charge of robbery is recommended against an officer with the West Vancouver force, … [Read more...] about Charges recommended against New West cop
A New West police officer was among three off-duty cops who were arrested for allegedly assaulting and robbing a man in Vancouver. Three off-duty police officers from different suburban departments were arrested Wednesday on allegations they assaulted and robbed a man in Vancouver. The Vancouver Police Department said the three officers were involved in an altercation with a … [Read more...] about Off-duty cops arrested for alleged assault & robbery
New Westminster police are putting their snazzy new retro-styled cruisers through their paces. It's seems like it's been an unusually busy - and hazardous - week for local law enforcement officers. Last Sunday, cops were pepper-sprayed by two youthful ne'er-do-wells near 5th Ave. and 7th St. The attack happened while arresting the pair, following a call about an attempted … [Read more...] about Poor New West cops!
If you live near the 800 block of McBride, you may have heard a sound like a gunshot early Monday morning. Canadian Press has the scoop on what happened: NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — A woman is recovering from what police in New Westminster, B.C. are calling a minor injury after she was shot in the shoulder as officers tried to arrest four people in a suspected stolen car. The … [Read more...] about Police shooting injures female suspect