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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:

COQUITLAM CRIME HOTSPOT 1:

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 CRIME HOTSPOT 2: 

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.

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