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:
• Oct. 13, 3:08 p.m., 11900-block 88th Ave.: Complainant reported they were holding a female shoplifter who, when apprehended, assaulted the security guard by smacking him on the cheek. The suspect had entered the dressing room and left the changing area wearing clothes belonging to the business and attempted to exit the store. Police attended and arrested the female for theft under $5,000. However, an examination of video surveillance did not reveal sufficient evidence and the suspect was released without charges but given a ban from the store for one year.
• Oct. 13, 8:40 p.m., 11100-block Kendale Way: Complainant reported his motorcycle valued at $1,000 was stolen from his open carport. The motorcycle is described as a 1982 red and black Honda XL500 dirt bike. Dirt bike added to the police computer database.
• Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m., 10800-block 85B Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of his brand new scooter from the drive- way. The scooter, which he won in a raffle, is described as a light beige 2014 Yamaha XC50 AY with a brown seat.
• Oct. 15, 2:09 a.m., 1600-block Derwent Way: Complainant reported that when she left work she dis- covered her vehicle was broken into. Suspect(s) smashed the rear window of the vehicle to gain entry. Stolen were a Coach brand purse and gym bag with clothes. No loss of cash or bank cards.
• Oct. 15, 4:30 p.m., 9400-block 114th St.: Complainant reported her son-in-law’s vehicle was spray painted with black graffiti on the passenger side door. Canvass of the neighbourhood by police proved negative.
• Oct. 16, 1:51 p.m., 11700-block 85B Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of his ATV and lawnmower from his locked shed. The ATV is described as a green 2006 Honda Rubicon.
• Oct. 16, 10:32 a.m., 8800-block 119th St.: A church reported that someone threw a large rock through the front entrance window. The rock rolled on the floor and dented the drywall of the nearest wall, causing a total of $900 in damage. No entry gained to the church.
• Oct. 16, 9:43 a.m., 8900-block 120th St.: The owner of a business reported their front door had been smashed. Police attended and cleared the business. Nothing appeared to be stolen. Damage to the door estimated at $200.