RCMP update

Below is an update received from Sgt Mike Spencer of the RCMP, who was at our last general meeting.

 

I know that we don’t have another FHCA meeting until the new year, so I’m hoping that you will help me reach out to the Fraser Heights residents with some information I would like to share with them.

For starters, there were a couple of questions that I had been asked at the September FHCA meeting that I was unable to answer at the time, and I would like to provide feedback to those.

Question #1)Do we still experience problems with Marijuana Grow Operations in Fraser Heights?”

As I mentioned at the meeting, I was not personally aware of any ‘problems’ relating to Marijuana grow operations in Fraser Heights (acknowledging that it used to be a significant problem), however I inquired with our Crime Analysts and asked them to provide me with details regarding Grow Op complaints.

  • According to the Crime Analyst I spoke to, we have not received a complaint regarding a Marijuana Grow Operation since 2016.

Question #2)Can you speak to the “ten year” stats?”

Although I was not in a position to confidently speak accurately to the “10 year” stats (the statistics that detail the crime in the city over the past 10 years) while I was presenting at the meeting – but anyone who is interested can see the following:

  • Overall crime (by volume) has been trending downward since 2014. Similarly, the overall crime rate has been trending down over the last decade, despite the increase experienced in 2014. In 2018, for the fourth consecutive year, crime overall (by both volume and rate) decreased from the year previous.
  • The total number of Criminal Code offences in 2018 was below the 10-year average (6% lower). In fact, it is the lowest it has been in the last 10 years.
  • The crime rate decreased 6% from the year previous, and 25% from 2014. The crime rate in 2018 was lower than the 10-year average (16% lower), and the lowest it has been in the last 10 years. It has decreased each year in the last decade (from the year previous), with the exception of the spike in 2014.
  • Surrey’s Crime Severity Index (CSI) has been trending downward since 2009. The 2018 CSI value is down nearly 9% from the year previous and the lowest it has been in the last decade.
  • The Violent Crime Severity Index has also been trending downward over the last 10 years, and despite a small upswing in 2015, reached a 10-year low in 2018. The Non Violent Crime Severity Index has also been trending downward over the last decade.

A detailed version of the ’10 year’ statistics can be found on the Surrey RCMP website at  http://surrey.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2202&languageId=1&contentId=61356

Also of note to Fraser Heights residents, there has been a significant decrease in the number of Theft From Autos over the past month.  In looking over the statistics for the entire City of Surrey, TFA’s continue to be a problem – predominantly around large malls, Skytrain stations, and dense neighbourhoods (all places where cars are routinely parked and left unoccupied).  HOWEVER, the Fraser Heights ‘only’ experienced four (4) of these incidents in the 28 day period commencing September 11th.   It seems obvious to me that our collective efforts are starting to pay off, the most important aspect being that residents are being more diligent than ever at ensuring their doors are locked and their valuables are removed from their vehicles when they are being left unoccupied – even (and especially) when they are parked in their driveway.

This is excellent news and I was actually hesitant to even share it out of fear that it may inadvertently or subconsciously cause some complacency.   Please do not entice these criminals back into your neighbourhood by making them believe that ‘business’ is good again in Fraser Heights.   REMAIN DILIGENT, NEVER ASSUME IT WON’T HAPPEN TO YOU, AND DON’T MAKE IT EASY FOR THEM 🙂

Thanks for caring,

Mike

Minutes, FHCA Meeting September 18, 2019

FRASER HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MINUTES

September 18, 2019

 

President’s report/Opening remarks

  • Web site – fhca.ca
  • Ed MacIntosh, president
  • FHCA is a volunteer non-profit organization – we volunteer our time (no payment is received by any volunteers) to represent the community dealing with issues that affect our community such as safety, traffic, development.
  • The FHCA will meet 3 times this year (Sept 18, Jan 29, May 6).
  • FHCA helps shape policy and issues that involve our community
  • If you have problems in our community, please send your information to us and we will look into these issues (go to Contact Us on the fhca.ca website or send email to Directors@fhca.ca). This is our primary site to collect comments from residents about community issues so we know about them and can send them on to the City.
  • Membership is free and open to all residents but donations to help pay for rental of meeting facilities, AV equipment, insurance etc. is very welcome. If you are not currently on the email list, go to our website and sign up (on the right side of website page – click on become a member).  You will receive three notifications and three reminders of the upcoming meetings per year.  There may also be notifications of open houses or events affecting FH residents.

 

Treasurer’s report:  The report was given with the current financial status.

 

RCMP update on safety and security – District #2 Commander for Guildford/Fleetwood, Sgt Mike Spencer (Community Response Unit).  You can contact Sgt. Mike Spencer through the following email address:  fleetwood@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Specific officers can
access this email to insure your issue is dealt with in a timely manner.  Mike can also be reached at:  mike.spencer@rcmp-grc.gc.ca and voicemail messages can be left for him at phone # 778-593-3396 if your concerns

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Truck Parking Open House

Have Your Say!

Surrey Truck Parking Task Force  

Presenting Options Phase – Engagement begins Sept 28

Open House and Online Survey

The supply of authorized truck parking facilities in the City of Surrey has been a long-standing issue. Surrey’s Truck Parking Task Force is working to develop creative options to increase supply to better meet the needs of truck operators and the community. To generate practical and effective solutions by early 2020, getting the input of a wide range of local truckers and residents throughout the process is key.

Now in Step 4 of a five-step process, staff will present and solicit public input on draft options under consideration for Surrey’s Trucking Parking Strategy. Attend the information meeting to learn more and share your input:

  • Saturday, September 28 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Surrey City Hall, Atrium (13450 104 Street, Surrey).

To learn more about the issues, visit the project page. Can’t make the meeting? Launch of the online survey and materials presented at the open house will be available on the webpage beginning September 30 through to October 21.

Thefts in Fraser Heights

The Fraser Heights Community Association will be having a special general meeting this coming Tuesday.

Date:    Tuesday, July 9 2018
Time:    7:00 PM
Place:   Fraser Heights Recreation Center, Multi-purpose room #3

Agenda (subject to change):

Thieves are at work in our community!

There have been a significant number of thefts from vehicles in Fraser Heights recently. From June 1 – 17 alone, there were 16 reported thefts from vehicles in Fraser Heights. Sergeant Mike Spencer of the RCMP (our Community Association Liason Officer) will be attending this meeting to speak on this issue.

Please send any questions that may require research in advance to directors@fhca.ca so that they can be addressed at the meeting.

See you at the meeting!

Please let your neighbours who might not already be members of the association know about the meeting. All residents of Fraser Heights are welcome.

Increase in theft, and theft from auto

Response from Sgt Mike Spencer from the RCMP on theft from auto:
Hi Ed,
Thanks for your email.  I am aware of the recent spike in the TFA (Theft From Auto) files that have occurred in the Fraser Heights area.   Over the past 7 days there have been 7 reported incidents – although 5 of those incidents happened on the same date.
I can also tell you the following:
  • 6 of the 7 incidents were involving vehicles that had been left insecure (not locked).
  • the one locked vehicle had TWO windows smashed (particularly odd that it was two if the motive was to simply commit a TFA) and the only thing stolen from this vehicle was the garage door opener.
  • of the 6 vehicles left unlocked, 5 of them either had nothing stolen, or loose change (coins) stolen from the car.
  • the 6th vehicle had a power tool stolen from it.
  • video surveillance was obtained from 3 different victims
  • video showed that at least two subjects, who appeared to be male, were walking through these neighbourhoods checking vehicle door handles on the street and in driveways.
  • video showed that whenever the suspect(s) came across a locked vehicle, they peered into the car through the window, and then moved on to the next vehicle / driveway.
  • although much of the video was of very high quality, the darkness outside did not allow for a clear image of the suspect’s face, making it virtually impossible to identify him/her/them.

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May 8, 2019 FHCA meeting minutes

FRASER HEIGHTS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MINUTES

May 8, 2019

 

President’s report

  • Web site – fhca.ca
  • Ed MacIntosh, president
  • FHCA is a volunteer non-profit organization – we volunteer our time to represent the community dealing with issues that affect our community such as safety, traffic, development
  • The FHCA met 3 times this year (Sept 19, Jan 30, May 8).
  • FHCA helps shape policy and issues that involve our community
  • If you have problems in our community, please send your information to us and we will look into these issues (go to Contact Us on the fhca.ca website or send email to directors@fhca.ca). This is our primary site to collect comments from residents about community issues so we know about them and can send them on to the City.
  • Membership is free and open to all residents. If you are not currently on the email list, go to our website and sign up (on the right side of website page – click on become a member).  You will receive three notifications and three reminders of the upcoming meetings per year.  There may also be notifications of open houses or events affecting FH residents.
  • Raj Singh, a member of our Fraser Heights Community, was introduced as a new volunteer director of our association.

 

 Treasurer’s report:  The report was given with current financial status.

 

RCMP update on safety and security – District #2 Commander for Guildford/Fleetwood, Sgt Mike Spencer, presented crime stats for Fraser Heights (Community Response Unit).  You can contact Sgt. Mike Spencer through the following email address:  fleetwood@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Specific officers can access this email to insure your issue is dealt with in Continue Reading →