Good Day, Block Watch Captains, Co-Captains & Participants,
Sadly, pedestrian safety is top of mind and our thoughts are with a local family, as officers responded last night to a serious injury accident involving a young girl.
Crime Alerts for Jan 06th – 12th are posted. Our officers have responded to 265 calls for police assistance in West Vancouver since our last Alerts.
Unfortunately, home break-ins return to our Crime Alerts this week. Residents of a home in the 4100 block of Burkehill Drive returned from an afternoon out to find several rooms rummaged through. Designer bags & jewelry were targeted. Investigators found the suspects gained entry smashing through the balcony door of a 2nd-floor bedroom.
Residential construction sites were also targeted in two separate break-ins in the West Bay area. Shortly before 7pm January 5th, intrusion sensors alerted a homeowner to a break-in on a construction site in the 3100 block of Mathers Avenue. It appeared the alarm activation spooked suspects, who fled before police arrival. A tool shed door was forced open. Fortunately, nothing was stolen.
The following morning, a separate break-in at a construction storage shed was discovered in the 3100 block of Benbow Road. Unfortunately, suspects did manage to steal tools & supplies from that site.
We urge all residents to regularly review security provisions. It is an unfortunately familiar tactic for break-in suspects to target upper floor balcony doors & windows, hoping no intrusion alarm sensors are installed there. Similarly, construction sites can be targeted by suspects hoping alarm systems have either been temporarily disconnected or not yet installed.
Congratulations to three new West Vancouver Police Constables, who began recruit training this week at the Justice Institute of BC! Two of the Constables have served our department as civilian employees and now go to work on their individual goals of becoming police officers. We wish them all success in training & look forward to them helping keep our community safe!
WVPD has opportunities now to join our team! West Vancouver Police are recruiting for both New Recruit and Experienced (Exempt) Police Officers. We are specifically looking to fill anticipated spots for the next Police Academy class beginning in May 2023. If you or any family or friend are considering a career in policing please visit our website at westvanpolice/join-wvpd/police-officer for more information.
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Call 604-925-7300 for a non-emergency response or make an Online Report at WestVanPolice.ca.
Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator
West Vancouver Police Department
t: 604-925-7363 | c: 604-785-2446