Below is an email received from Sgt Tyler Wickware of the RCMP on crime statistics in Fraser Heights.
Greetings Fraser Heights Residents,
I wanted to take an opportunity formally introduce myself as the new District Commander for District 2 (Fraser Heights / Guildford / Fleetwood) replacing Sgt Mike Spencer who moved on in August. I have been in the role since the last week of September. I met briefly with some of the directors of the FHCA at the end of October to begin the working relationship between myself and the FHCA.
A little about me: I have been in the RCMP since April of 2006 when I graduated Depot and was posted to North Vancouver Detachment. I remained in North Vancouver until May 2014 when I transferred to Surrey Detachment where I have remained since. I have experience primarily in Frontline Operations, Property Crime, and Serious Crime. I was most recently a Sergeant on one of Surrey’s Frontline Watches. I have been a Surrey resident for 12 years now and am well connected to my community.
I wanted to present some brief stats for Fraser Heights from the period from October 2-Nov 26. There have been four residential break and enters, one commercial break and enter, zero reports of bike theft, three vehicles stolen, ten reports of theft from an auto, and five general thefts. These numbers are on the lower end of what we would expect for Fraser Heights based on previous statistics.
I also wanted to pass on a few winter property crime tips:
1) The shorter days mean more darkness which can make it easier for a property crime offender to determine you are not at home. Having interior and exterior lights on timers is one possible way to deter an offender from your property;
2) If warming vehicles, do not leave the vehicle running with keys in the ignition. Use a remote start system that does not require the key to be in the vehicle and that won’t allow the vehicle to be driven without the key; and
3) If out shopping for gifts ensure any gifts / valuables left in your vehicle are not visible from the outside.
I hope everyone is able to enjoy the Holiday Season during these unprecedented times. I look forward to attending in person meetings of the Fraser Heights Community Association when they are able to resume; hopefully sometime in the near future!
Sgt Tyler Wickware
Community Response Unit, District 2 – Guildford / Fleetwood / Fraser Heights
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 1A9
Sgt Tyler Wickware
Détachment de Surrey – GRC
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, C.-B. V3X 1A9