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West Vancouver Crime Alerts – Mar 15 – 28

490 Calls For West Vancouver Police Service Since March 14th Update

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BREAK & ENTER

B&E(Residential) – British Properties – Capilano Golf Course Area

● Unknown time frame. Gardening contractor checking home for absent owners found unlocked door.

● Taps intentionally left running. Extensive water damage

B&E(Residential) – Ambleside – Ridgeview Elementary Area

● Upper floor balcony window broken. No alarm activated. Cash & bank cards stolen

● Victim’s own step ladder left unsecured on property used to access upper floor

B&E(Residential Storage) – Sentinel Hill

● Suspects forced entry to storage shed. Two e-Bikes stolen

THEFT

Theft(Commercial) – Taylor Way / Marine Drive Area

● Construction supplies stored outside commercial delivery bay stolen

Theft of Mail – British Properties – Southborough Area

● Locked mailbox pried. Unknown what mail stolen

Robbery (Threats/Attempted Theft) – Horseshoe Bay

● Two youths arrested after confrontation with 3rd youth involving alleged threats & attempted theft

Theft of Auto(Recovered) – Taylor Way / Marine Drive Area

● Report of vehicle freshly stolen. On board tracking led officers to vehicle

● Suspect arrested without incident

Theft from Auto – Westmount Area

● Side window smashed on vehicle in residential driveway.

● Personal computer, sunglasses, personal accessories stolen

Theft from Auto – Benbow Park Area

● Rear window smashed on pickup truck parked at roadside

● Construction tools stolen

Theft(Shoplifting)

● 30 reports – Marine Drive / Taylor Way Commercial Area

● 2 Reports – Caulfeild Area

● 1 Report – Capilano/Marine Drive Area

● 1 Report – Dundarave Area

MISCHIEF

Mischief – Ambleside Business District

● Neon political issue posters glued to exterior of business

Mischief/Attempted Theft – Ambleside Business District

● Prying damage found on two locked bicycles in unsecured parking area storage room

Mischief – Lions Gate Bridge Area

● Windows smashed on vehicle in residential driveway. Suspect identified & arrested

Mischief/Attempted Theft- Taylor Way / Marine Drive

● Prying damage found on driver’s door of vehicle in retail parking area. Nothing stolen

Mischief – Capilano View Area – British Properties

● Segments of artificial turf from sports field cut & removed

FRAUD

Fraud – Ambleside Area

● Victim clicked on link in unsolicited text message & was requested to provide personal information

● Unauthorized subsequently noted on credit card

Fraud(Grandparent/Fake Bail Scam) – Cedardale

● Resident contacted by suspect claiming to be their son, and needing cash for bail

● Scam not recognized before funds transferred & lost

OTHER

Breach of Probation – Taylor Way/Marine Drive Area

● Report received of apparently intoxicated male approaching & entering vehicle

● Officers attended, found male unconscious in rear seat.

● Suspect breaching court order not to be in any vehicle unless with owner. Nothing stolen

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