CRIME ALERTS & UPDATES

Coordinator’s Update – November 23rd

Good Day Block Watch Captains, Co-Captains & Participants,

West Vancouver Police have responded to 279 calls for service since our last update.

**Click Here For Updated Block Watch Crime Alerts At WestVanPolice.ca**

Residential Break-ins

Alert residents checking a suspicious circumstance while remaining safe was the important take-away from an unsettling incident at a home in the Dundarave area over the past week.  Homeowners relaxing in the late evening noticed their dog being alerted, and a door handle on their back porch being manipulated.  A suspect appeared to run after being noticed. Police were called, patrol officers and a K9 unit responded. The suspect was not located. Nothing was damaged or stolen. We encourage all residents to make an evening routine ensuring all entry points are secure before settling for the night. If your home alarm is equipped, make use of ‘Stay Mode’. It activates intrusion sensors but leaves interior motion detectors off so you can move about inside. If you notice suspicious activity, we encourage you to remain in a safe place to call police.

Theft

Retail area Theft from Auto reports are a prominent feature of our Crime Alerts again this week.  With holiday shopping & gift giving season upon us, we encourage you not to leave items of value in an unattended vehicle, especially if items can be seen from outside the vehicle.

Patrol Teams have been conducting targeted patrols in business & retail districts and additional patrols will be added for the holiday season; however, it can take just seconds for an offender to smash a side window & leave with your gifts or personal items.

Quick Call To Police – Suspect In Custody

Alert retail staff did help Patrol officers resolve two thefts with one arrest this week.  Patrol teams were called to a report of suspects running from a store near Taylor Way & Marine Drive with a large television. Staff remained safe and gave detailed information on suspect descriptions & direction of travel.  One suspect was found and arrested with the stolen TV and a second television taken from a different retailer.

WVPD in the Community – 18th WV Emergency Services Gift Drive

It is time to help North Shore Children & Families in need this Holiday Season!

West Vancouver Police, Fire & Rescue Services & West Vancouver Transit are teaming up again for the Family Services of the North Shore Christmas Bureau.

(Photo from left – Chief Cst. John Lo, Peter Coles, West Van Transit, Assistant Fire Chief Jeremy Calder)

From November 20th through December 20th, 2023, we are accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts for children & teens aged 18 or younger.

All donations are delivered to the North Shore Christmas Bureau.  The Bureau works to help local families facing financial challenges provide a happy holiday season for their children. We are grateful for community support over the 18 years that we have worked together for the Bureau.

Please note we cannot accept cash donations, used toys or stuffed animal toys.

Donations are accepted at the following locations:

  • Police/District Hall Atrium – 755 16th Street – Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Fire & Rescue Services – Hall #1 – 760 16th Street, West Vancouver

                                              – Hall #2 – 6772 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

                                              – Hall #3 – 4895 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

                                              – Hall #4 – 965 Cross Creek Rd, West Vancouver

  • West Vancouver Transit – Headquarters – 221 Lloyd Avenue, North Vancouver – Monday to Friday 8am-5pm

For more information on how to support our drive you can contact your friendly Block Watch Coordinator at 604-925-7363 or by email at [email protected].

If you see any activity of concern, please don’t hesitate to call West Vancouver Police. Call 604-925-7300 for non-emergency matters. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency, including events that involve an immediate threat to a person or property or to report a substantive crime in progress.

For updated crime alerts between our weekly updates click westvanpolice.ca/crime-alerts.  

Jeff Palmer

Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator

t: 604-925-7363

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