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Here's where RCMP say crime is spiking in Coquitlam

Coquitlam RCMP flagged two quadrants as crime hotspots this week in Coquitlam — within days, a shooting in the Burquitlam hotspot left a woman bloodied in a condo lobby.
Crime hotspots - Jan. 13-26, 2021
A woman was found shot a bloodied in a Burquitlam condo lobby Saturday within days of Coquitlam RCMP flagging the area among two crime hotspots in the city.

Coquitlam RCMP has released two crime hotspots in the city, detailing a surge in break and enters and thefts at residential units, construction sites and a condo stairwell.

Police also flagged the two quadrants for stolen vehicles, theft from inside vehicles, as well as a break and enter into a residential parkade.

Here’s where Coquitlam RCMP are focusing their activity between Jan. 13 to 26:


The first hotspot radiates out from the Burquitlam intersection at Clarke Road and Como Lake Avenue. It’s bounded by Chapman Avenue in the north and Ivy Avenue in the south; and extends from North Road in the west and Dogwood Street in the east.

Coquitlam RCMP report the following criminal activity:

  • Break and enter to residential units
  • Break and enter to a construction site 
  • Break and enter to residential to parkades
  • Attempted break and enter to condo stairwell
  • Theft of vehicles
  • Theft from vehicles

And on Saturday, Jan. 16, a massive RCMP presence was summoned to the neighbourhood after a woman was found shot and bleeding in the lobby of a condo building at 652 Whiting Way, located at the southwest corner of this hotspot.


Coquitlam RCMP flagged the city’s second crime hotspot in the Maillardville neighbourhood, an area largely north of the Trans-Canada highway, centred on the intersection at Lougheed Highway and Brunette Highway. 

The hotspot runs from Quadling Avenue in the north to Sherwood Avenue in the south, and from Highway 1 in the west to Begin Street in the east. 

Coquitlam RCMP report the following criminal activity in this area:

  • Break and enter to a residential building under construction
  • Break and enter to a residential storage unit
  • Break and enter at a business
  • Attempted break and enter at a business
  • Theft of vehicles
  • Theft from vehicles

Police are asking the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to the Coquitlam RCMP detachment’s non-emergency line at 604-945-1550. In the case of an emergency, dial 9-1-1. Both lines are staffed 24 hours a day seven days a week.