Three people have been arrested by North Vancouver RCMP for theft, possession of drugs, and possession of a dangerous weapon.
On June 9, at 4:50 am, North Vancouver RCMP received a report of an alarm activation at a business on Marine Drive near Bridgeman Avenue.
Police determined a burglary had taken place, and moments later, there was another call came of an alarm activation at another business only 300 metres West on Marine Drive, near MacGowan Avenue.
Officers fanned out in the area and located a man sitting at a bus stop. After a brief discussion, an officer found grounds to arrest the man for breaching conditions of his probation order.
More evidence was gathered, which ultimately led the officer to arrest the man for two counts of Break & Enter, Theft of Mail, and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.
Officers anticipate recommending charges to BC Prosecution Service in the near future against a 27-year-old man of no fixed address.
Almost 24 hours later, at 5:20 am today, a citizen living near Delbrook Avenue and Evergreen Place called the North Vancouver RCMP to report a theft in progress.
He reported watching two thieves stole a package from the front porch.
The citizen was able to provide descriptions of the suspects before they fled the area, but the information was the critical piece of evidence officers needed as they looked for suspects.
Frontline officers patrolled the neighbourhood and soon located two suspects, one of whom was on a bicycle. They matched the descriptions provided by the home owner and they were arrested for theft.
A 25-year-old woman from Surrey and a 31-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested for Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Drugs for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.
The investigation is ongoing, said Sgt. Peter DeVries, and charges will be recommended to BC Prosecution Service in the near future.
“Reducing property crime in North Vancouver is a priority for the community. We have specialised units who use advanced investigative techniques to target these offences, and just as this situation demonstrates, we rely on the community to call us when they see something suspicious.” said Sgt. DeVries.