VicPD has been working with the businesses in the 800-block of Pandora Ave over the past few weeks to come up with solutions regarding ongoing loitering and open drug dealing. Three videos were also posted online highlighting the issues that are affecting the area and were brought to the attention of our Community Services Section by one of our Reserve Constables.
A Community Resource Officer, using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Designs (CPTED) principles, assisted business in the area with ways to these address these problems. We are aware that fencing is going up, and we believe this will create some displacement. We will continue to work with the neighbouring businesses in the area to address these problems.
Members of the Community Services Division and Patrol division have made this area a priority and enforcement targeting the drug traffickers in the area has been occurring all week.
Our investigation is ongoing into the people in the videos. We always encourage people to report directly to our department with concerns or complaints regarding criminal activity by calling our non-emergency number at 250-995-7654.
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