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Port Moody Police Department

 

Community Update Feb. 14 - 22, 2015

The following are items of interest for FEB. 14 – 22, 2015:

PROPERTY CRIME:

4 thefts from vehicles in various areas around town: Parkside Dr, Columbia St, 2100 Blk Clarke St, Highview Place.

Attempted theft of a Ford F150 overnight. As an FYI in 2014 Ford Trucks held 8 of the 10 spots on the 10 most stolen vehicles in BC (the others were Dodge Neons and Dodge Stratus). If you drive a Ford truck, buy an anti-theft device. For information on vehicle thefts check out

http://www.ibc.ca/on/auto/theft/top-ten-stolen-cars

ROAD SAFETY:

Police received a report of a vehicle which had hit a parked car. Officers attended and as a result a year 33 year old female was issued a 90 day driving prohibition for drinking and driving.

An officer observed a vehicle travelling an estimated 110 Km/h in a posted 50 km/h area. The vehicle was also seen suddenly swerving into oncoming traffic. A traffic stop was initiated. The driver claimed that the vehicle had “bad tires” which caused the vehicle to suddenly lose control. The driver, a 39 year old male, was issued a ticket for excessive speed. The vehicle was impounded for 7 days. Due to the driver’s statement that the vehicle will suddenly “lose control,” a notice and order was issued requiring the vehicle to undergo a safety inspection before it can be driven on a roadway.

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Community Update Jan. 27 - Feb. 13, 2015

The following are items of interest for the period of JAN. 27 – FEB. 13, 2015.


PROPERTY CRIME:

Theft of Iphone from Hospital staff room.

Theft from community mailbox on Flavelle Drive…if that’s your mailbox, please be diligent about checking your bank statements etc as you may find yourself the victim of fraud. Many of our communal mailboxes have been hit over the past few months. If you see something / someone suspicious around your areas mailbox, please call our non-emergency line.

Multiple thefts of tires from carports…as odd as it sounds, tires have a pretty good street value when it comes to purchasing drugs…if your summer tires are sitting out, go buy some chain and lock them up. Chain is cheaper than new tires!

On January 29th a teenage male was walking along the 1300 Blk of David Ave when he was approached by 2 males. The males demanded money and when the victim could not produce any, we was assaulted (no serious injuries, he was punched in the stomach). The suspects fled. Both were described as white males between 15-20yrs of age approximately 5’11.”

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Phone scam posing as BC HYDRO

Over the last few weeks Port Moody Police have received a number of reports of a phone scam in which the scammer alleges to be from BC Hydro and demands payment for overdue bills.

This type of utility scam is common across Canada. In our local cases the caller ID displays the name BC Hydro. The scammer then informs the victim that there is an overdue bill that must be paid immediately or else services will be shut off. The scammer requests that the payment be made by pre-paid debit or credit cards.

Calls of a similar nature have been received purportedly from a male claiming to be from "Fraser Health." Changing the name on caller ID is not a difficult task.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has provided the following warning signs as a means of protecting yourself from becoming a victim to this type of scam:

- While utility companies do contact customers via phone from time to time, they would never request payment by prepaid debit or credit card over the phone. Overdue payments would appear on your next month's bill.

- If you receive this type of call, contact the customer service number on your utility bill. This ensures you are talking to a real employee (do not use any numbers provided by the scammer).

- Never give out personal information over the phone.

- Don't be afraid to ask questions and if you feel pressured never hesitate to terminate a call.

For more information on fraud and scam protection visit the www.antifraudcentre.ca

 
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