Coquitlam RCMP radar device stolen

Coquitlam, Information Wanted

2024-03-22 14:32 PDT

File # 2024-7185

Coquitlam RCMP are asking the public for assistance in locating a stolen Black Cat radar device.

The Black Cat radar device, which collects traffic data, was securely installed on March 6, 2024. The device was located on a pole near the mailboxes on the south side of Citadel Drive, near Kensington Crescent in Port Coquitlam. Officers returned to retrieve the device on March 21, 2024, and found the locks and mounting mechanism were damaged and the device was missing.

The device was installed in response to complaints from the community concerned with speeding in their neighbourhood. said Staff Sergeant Mark McCutcheon, Coquitlam RCMP’s Traffic Services Commander. The device helps us understand the concerns of our communities. The data collected helps us efficiently implement resources at peak times to address unsafe behaviours affecting the safety of our roadways.

Officer installing the black cat device on a pole

View larger Photo of officer installing the Black Cat device on a pole

Black Cat device located inside of the case

View larger Photo of the Black Cat device located inside of the case

Black Cat radar devices anonymously collect vehicle volumes and speeds. The data collected helps our teams understand traffic habits, enhancing our ability to implement effective plans to address road safety concerns. The radar device is housed in a black case and then mounted on a pole. The contents of the case have no resale value.

Police are asking anyone who may have information or video to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550, and quote file number 2024-7185.

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Coquitlam RCMP Media Relations
Office: (604) 945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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