Fleetwood BIA raises concern about theft from autos

Fleetwood BIA raises concern about theft from autos

Surrey RCMP says the numbers dropped in November from October

The Fleetwood Business Improvement Association has raised concern about theft from autos but the Surrey RCMP says the numbers dropped in November from October.

The BIA says it’s concerned about a “massive” spike in thefts from autos in District 2, which covers Guildford and Fleetwood. Dean Barbour, executive director of the Fleetwood Business Improvement Association, contacted the Now-Leader this week after seeing the Surrey RCMP’s monthly crime map for Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.

“This particular theft from auto was through the roof,” Barbour said. “This spike, it was extremely noticeable to our safety and security guy.”

The BIA, as a result, sent a public service announcement to its members. “We sent an email out to our 380 businesses, Barbour said. “We don’t want to raise the alarm that crime’s rampant but for us it was more of a, ‘Hey let’s get preventative and let’s get the information out there, to remind people as well, don’t be silly and leave your presents in your car or you’re not going to have a very merry Christmas.’”

homelessphoto

According to Surrey RCMP Sergeant Chad Greig, theft from auto complaints in that district were “down six per cent in November from October, and overall for the year-to-day, we’re on a downward trend for the year.”

“That’s just for District 2,” he said. “Those are the stats that I have.”

“You see all those little triangles,” he said of the crime map. “Compared to October, that’s less, and like I said, year-to-date, we’re down.”

Comparing the first three quarters of 2017 with the same period in 2018, thefts from autos dropped from 1,256 to 1,148 in Guildford and Fleetwood, for a drop of nine per cent. Moreover, the entire city experienced an 11 per cent drop in theft from autos in the first three quarters of 2018 compared to the same period in 2o17, to 5,379 from 6,046.



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram  and follow Tom on Twitter

surrey rcmptheft

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

North Surrey Minor Football players in action. The club is among Surrey-area recipients of the B.C. government’s Local Sport Relief Fund. (File photo)
COVID ‘relief’ funding for some sports groups in Surrey, White Rock, Delta

‘Without financial support, these clubs are at risk of closure,’ says B.C. government

Construction on the main foyer at the soon-to-be opened Clayton Community Centre. (Photo courtesy of HCMA Architecture + Design)
Clayton Community Centre opening delayed again

City says Provincial Health Order reason for latest delay

Protesters gather on Surrey residential street. (File photo, submitted)
UPDATE: Besieged Surrey neighbourhood liberated from marathon protest

Residents glad protesters have moved on but worried they might return

The City of Surrey is seeking public input on its walking routes, including Semiahmoo Trail. (Tracy Holmes photo)
Surrey seeks input from seniors on city’s walking routes

Online survey is part of city’s Age Friendly Strategy

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, vice-president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada, speaks at a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
B.C. records 500 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 14 deaths

Outbreak at Surrey Pretrial jail, two more in health care

Gov. Gen. Julie Payette takes the royal salute from the Guard of Honour as she makes her way deliver the the throne speech, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette resigns after searing report into workplace culture: reports

Payette, who is the Queen’s representative in Canada, has been the governor general since 2017

Grounded WestJet Boeing 737 Max aircraft are shown at the airline’s facilities in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. WestJet will operate the first commercial Boeing 737 Max flight in Canada today since the aircraft was grounded in 2019 following two deadly crashes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Passengers unfazed as WestJet returns Boeing 737 Max to service on Vancouver flight

After a lengthy review process, Transport Canada cleared the plane to return to Canadian airspace

The top part of the fossil burrow, seen from the side, with feathery lines from the disturbance of the soil – thought to be caused by the worm pulling prey into the burrow. (Paleoenvironntal Sediment Laboratory/National Taiwan University)
PHOTOS: SFU researchers find evidence of ‘giant’ predatory worms on ocean floor

Fossils found the prove the existence of an ancient Taiwanese worm as long as two metres

RCMP officers provide policing for 63 B.C. municipalities under a provincial formula based on population. (Black Press file photo)
B.C. communities warned of upcoming RCMP unionization costs

Starting salaries for city police officers are 30% higher

(Pxhere)
B.C. nurse suspended after using Tensor bandage to trap long-term care patient in room

Susan Malloch voluntarily agreed to a three-day suspension of her certificate of registration

Abbotsford’s Skully White (left), who donated his kidney in December, has started a campaign to find other recipients and donors. The first candidate is retired police officer Gavin Quon. White owns and operates a hotdog stand, Lullys Food Experience, out of the Abbotsford Canadian Tire parking lot. (Facebook photo)
After donating his kidney, Abbotsford hotdog king starts donor campaign

Skully White donated his kidney to customer Tim Hiscock in December

Toronto-based director Michelle Latimer was recently scrutinized after years of claiming she was of Algonquin and Metis descent. (CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)
Haida activist calls for hefty fines, jail time against those who claim to be Indigenous

Filmmaker Tamara Bell proposing the Indigenous Identity Act – to dissuade ‘Indigenous identity theft’

(File)
Man allegedly bites Vancouver cop during arrest for outstanding warrant

The officer was treated in hospital for the bite wounds

Most Read