West Vancouver Police have responded to 260 calls for service since our last update.
Theft reports dominate our latest Crime Alerts. Smash & grab offences in retail area parking around Taylor Way & Marine Drive accounted for half of the 8 reported Thefts from Auto over the past 7 days. Three thefts involved unlocked vehicles. Catalytic converter thieves targeted a commercial vehicle in the Lions Gate Bridge vicinity. We encourage you to reduce your risk of being a Theft from Auto victim. Avoid leaving items of value in an unattended vehicle. Do not leave valuables in plain view. Even if your vehicle is locked, anything seen by thieves can be stolen in seconds by smashing through side windows.
Package Theft Prevention
As holiday season gift-giving approaches, you may be ordering more packages online. Packages delivered while you are away from home make easy targets. Any delivery items left unattended for extended periods can also signal thieves that no one is home.
We encourage you to actively consider package theft prevention strategies to reduce your risk of loss.
- Pick up packages as soon as possible after delivery
- Ask neighbors or friends to receive & store package deliveries when you’re away
- Consider shipping the package to a relative that is available to receive it
- Request signature delivery to avoid packages being left unattended
- Utilize tracking services if offered
- Request specific delivery times when you’ll be home
- Consider installation of a security camera system. Ensure cameras are positioned to monitor where packages are received
- Send packages to secure delivery, holding, or pick-up locations
If you see a package theft in progress call 9-1-1. If you have been the victim of a package theft, that has already occurred call 604-925-7300.
WVPD in the Community – Remembrance Day
We invite you to join Chief Constable John Lo, current & retired officers of West Vancouver Police honouring Remembrance Day in West Vancouver. We will march with veterans & community partners in the annual West Vancouver Remembrance Day Parade to honour veterans and those currently serving the Canadian Armed Forces. All members of the public are welcome and encouraged to attend. The parade along Marine Drive starts at 10:45 a.m., Saturday, November 11th, from 18th Street and proceeds to Memorial Park, for the traditional ceremony at the cenotaph.
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.
Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator