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:
• Dec. 7, 6:08 p.m., 8900-block 112th St.: Complainant reported their wallet containing personal and banking cards, and an iPhone 5 were stolen from a vehicle parked in the driveway of their residence. As there was no damage to the vehicle it was likely left unlocked.
• Dec. 8, 1:45 p.m., 11400 92nd Ave.: Complainant reported a red pickup was parked in their driveway and that two males were in the yard. The wife of the complainant heard someone attempting to open the front door. Police attended the scene but the suspects and vehicle were gone.
• Dec. 9, 2:42 p.m., 11600 82nd Ave.: Complainant reported their red and green Noma Christmas laser lights had been stolen from the front of their residence.
• Dec. 9, 2:28 p.m., 9200-block Hardy Rd.: Complainant reported several items stolen from an unlocked dealership loaner truck they had parked on the street outside their residence. Items stolen include a portable heater and a black briefcase containing cheques which have now been cancelled by the bank.
• Dec. 9, 4:38 p.m., 7000-block 120th St.: Complainant reported they had found a $1,534 charge to their credit card for the rental of an apartment in the Dominican Republic. Fraud likely occurred as a result of the complainant providing her credit card number to a pop up scam purporting to be from Apple.
• Dec. 9, 8:33 p.m., 8200-block 109B St.: Complainant reported a break-and-enter to a residence. On checking the residence, the complainant found a rear window open and several rooms ransacked. Unknown if anything was actually taken.
• Dec. 10, 8:51 a.m., 11800-block 90A Ave.: Complainant reported the shed in the back of their residence had been broken into during the early hours of the morning and a $350 DeWalt electric saw stolen.
• Dec. 10, 3:41 p.m., 11300-block 91st St.: Complainant reported receiving emails from an unknown person using a fictitious email under their name and demanding $700 in rent. The complainant’s previous landlord confirmed the emails were likely fraudulent.