Block Watch Crime Prevention Update – May 23

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

West Vancouver Police have responded to 289 calls for service since our May 16th Block Watch Crime Prevention Update.

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WVPD Media Release – Assault – British Properties

A suspect is in custody after a seriously assault at British Properties home Tuesday night.

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This week’s Crime Alerts include two reports of stolen vehicles from the Ambleside area. Three Theft From Auto offences were reported in the Taylor Way and Ambleside areas along with theft of a valuable specialty tree from a victim’s Dundarave area residential yard.  Please be watchful for suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighbourhood and don’t hesitate to contact Police for a patrol response.

Thinking About A Spring/Summer Block Watch Get-Together?

Think About A Neighbourhood Small Grant

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We encourage all West Vancouver Block Watch groups to meet at least once a year, to renew acquaintance with your neighbours, ensure contact details of participating residents is up to date, and review any public safety issues in your neighbourhood.  Your Block Watch Coordinator, and members of our Community Services Team are happy to attend with information & updates. 

The West Vancouver Foundation wants you to know there is grant support you can apply for to help host these gatherings, under the Neighbourhood Small Grants program, administered locally by the Foundation. The Neighbourhood Small Grants program was started to combat loneliness and social isolation, by making communities stronger, safer, and more welcoming.

By offering a small grant (up to $500), to residents, the Foundation enables applicants to advance projects, including annual gatherings of your Block Watch group that include sharing updated information regarding Community Safety or vital Emergency Preparedness Strategies for risks like Urban Interface Wildfires that could impact neighbourhoods across the North Shore.

If you would like to stage your own Neighbourhood Small Grant project, bringing your neighbourhood together to connect and learn more about Block Watch, visit for more information.

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Wildfire Dangers

Wildfire season is in full swing in many areas of the province.

North Shore Emergency Management urges you to understand the North Shore is at significant and increasing wildfire risk due to several factors.  It is important for all residents of the North Shore to understand that wildfires are not a remote concern for someone elsewhere to think about & prepare for. 

Take steps with your neighbours to review your own risk & preparations! 

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Anytime you see 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 anytime click  

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Jeff Palmer

Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator

West Vancouver Police

t: 604-925-7300

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