New West police make arrest over string of break-ins over summer

The New Westminster Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a series of break-and-enters over the summer with help from the Surrey RCMP's property crime section.

The NWPD's street crime and crime reduction units searched a home on Royal Avenue, where a "large amount" of property was found, police said in a news release. Investigators are currently working through the items to determine if any of the items were stolen.

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“Residents are asked to be vigilant in terms of their own personal security,” said acting Chief Dave Jansen. "A window closed needs to be locked, a door closed needs to be locked. Please don’t rely on a window that has a screen on it as being secure.”

Dale Rimmer, 54, of New West is facing several charges.

The NWPD is asking anyone who was the victim of a break-and-enter this summer to connect with their investigating officer to determine if any of the recovered stolen property is theirs. If victims of these break-and-enters do not have serial numbers on file, any photographs of the stolen items should be passed along to the investigating officer.

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