The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of interest. It is submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.
The following are some of the calls the Delta Police responded to in the previous week:
• Aug. 15, 6:11 p.m., 8800-block 117th Street: Complainant reported a friend had left a box of items at his front door and when he went to pick it up the box was gone. The box contained a new Sony Xperia Performance Dell phone, two new pairs men’s size 10 Nike shoes and one pair size 8 women’s Nike shoes. A canvass of the neighbourhood proved negative.
• Aug. 15, 2:05 p.m., 11400-block 89A Avenue: Report received from complainant that sometime overnight his unlocked vehicle was entered and rummaged throughout. A pair of Maui Jim sunglasses valued at $300 was stolen.
• Aug. 16, 2:16 a.m., 11400-block 95A Avenue: Complainant reported she returned from work and found several cars parked on the street in her neighbourhood covered in paint and the tires on three vehicles slashed. Police attended and found twelve vehicles had been vandalized. It appears the damage was done by a passing vehicle as vehicles in the driveways were not touched. Police will attempt to locate video surveillance in order to identify suspects.
• Aug. 17, 9:19 p.m., 8600-block 120th Street: Report received from complainant that her vehicle parked in front of her apartment complex was entered by forcing the door lock. Items stolen include a Samsung DVD player, bag of tools, ear piercing kit and a roadside emergency kit.
• Aug. 18, 1:00 a.m., 8300-block 120th Street: Suspects accessed the underground parkade. Several tools valuedat $2000 were stolen from the box of a vehicle, including a green Makita concrete grinder, a black “Fat Max” saw and a bag containing various other tools.
• Aug. 19, 9:03 a.m., 11200-block 86A Avenue: Report received that complainant’s vehicle parked on the street had been stolen sometime overnight. Information was added to the police database and subsequently the vehicle was recovered in Surrey.
• Aug. 19, 9:55 a.m., 8600-block 112th Street: Complainant reported the theft of wire from a residence being renovated. The general contractor advised the property had been locked by the plumber the previous night. The suspects entered the residence through an unlocked second floor sliding door. Installed electrical wiring valued at $1700 was cut from the construction and stolen. Scene was processed by DPD’s forensic identification services section.
• Aug. 19, 3:45 p.m., 8900-block Watson Drive: Complainant reported her vehicle, which she left parked unlocked in the carport, was entered sometime overnight and her purse and keys were stolen. The purse contained several personal and bank cards. The complainant has cancelled her cards and was advised to have her vehicle rekeyed.
• Aug. 21, 12:34 p.m., 11000-block Taylor Way: Report received from complainant that he had parked his vehicle in his driveway and that sometime overnight it was entered. He indicated the truck was locked but yet there was no damage. Items missing include three passports which were in plain view. Only other items missing were miscellaneous non valued cards. A cross-reference of files by police indicated that the passports had been found. Subsequently the passports were returned to the complainant.
• Aug. 21, 4:56 p.m., 11500-block 84th Avenue: Complainant reported someone had dumped drywall, chairs, and a sofa on his driveway. Investigation located a phone number in the couch. Police contacted the suspects who stated they had their residence renovated and used a company to move the items. Police provided the company’s phone number to the complainant and also suggested speaking with Delta Bylaw Enforcement regarding the removal of dumped garbage.