Coordinator's Update Mar 30
Updated: Apr 5
Good Day Block Watch Captains, Co-Captains & Participants,
West Vancouver Police have responded to 324 calls for service since our last Update.
Click Here For West Vancouver Block Watch Crime Alerts Updated Through The Week
WVPD DRUG INVESTIGATION – CHARGES APPROVED
There is an update on the lengthy investigation launched when a 2022 house fire led to discovery of a clandestine drug lab in a British Properties home. Click here to view a media release from WVPD Communications Officer Cst. Nicole Braithwaite.
WVPD - IHIT Investigation - Argyle Avenue
Investigation into death of a man March 21st in the 2100 block of Argyle Avenue is ongoing. No additional public information is available from investigators. You can view our media release at westvanpolice.ca/news/ihit-deployed-west-vancouver. Anyone with information regarding the investigation who has not spoken to police yet or anyone who may have dash cam video from the area around the time of occurrence is urged to contact officers with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team(IHIT). Call the IHIT info line 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, another residential break-in reported over the past week where suspects targeted a 2nd floor glass door for entry. No alarm sensor was triggered. The result was a break-in left undiscovered until well after it occurred. Protect your home through regular review of security provisions & assessing whether your alarm system covers any potentially accessible doors or windows.
Thefts from Auto
The importance of not using automobiles for storage of any item of value needs emphasis again this week. Unfortunately. several vehicles were targeted by suspects smashing side windows to break-in & target items inside for theft. We urge you to make a practice of taking any valuables with you, whenever you are leaving your vehicle unattended.
We can draw Fraud Prevention Month to a close in West Vancouver with a success story. An Ambleside resident received a call from a suspect, claiming their son was under arrest & in urgent need of cash bail. We are happy to report the resident recognized the ‘Grandparent/Parent Scam’ & disconnected the call immediately with no financial loss. The son’s well being was confirmed through a separate call. Police were notified for information purposes. Equipping yourself with knowledge is among the best defences against Frauds & Scams.
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And sometimes the criminals are more helpful than others. Officers responded this past week to a report of a vehicle stopped in an unsafe position on Highway #1 eastbound just before the Capilano Bridge. Upon attendance it was determined the vehicle was reported stolen from Vancouver. A male suspect was found, quite soundly asleep, in the driver's seat and was arrested without incident.
Thank you for being alert to suspicious activity in your neighbourhood. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Call 604-925-7300 for a non-emergency response.
Block Watch & Operational Support Coordinator
t: 604-925-7363 | c: 604-785-2446
And this week's gratuitous Granddaughter picture,....