Langley sees crime spike in last 2 months

Property crimes have been on the rise in Langley for the last two months, according to Langley Police Chief Don Lauer.

During a teleconferenced city council meeting Monday, May 18, Lauer said the police department has seen an increase in theft, vehicle prowls and burglaries.

“As some folks’ situations become more difficult, we may see that type of issue increasing,” Lauer said during the meeting.

One of the offenders was a homeless individual who racked up three felonies in a week and was apprehended.

In a notice written to community members, the police chief encouraged citizens to lock vehicles and homes, including windows and sliding doors.

Lauer also suggested keeping track of valuables by not leaving them out in cars, photographing them and recording make, model and serial numbers.