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:
• Sept. 13, 10:16 a.m., 11800-block 87th Avenue: Complainant that reported his partner had discovered cut copper wires when checking on the progress of work at their residence under construction. Approximately $4000 of damage occurred as a result of the cut copper wires.
• Sept. 15, 1:37 p.m., 9200-block 116th Street: Complainant reported that sometime in the morning his 1998 Ford Windstar was stolen from his front driveway. Vehicle was added to police computer database.
• Sept. 15, 10:13 p.m., 12000-block 85A Avenue: Complainant reported that she contacted “AppleCare” after receiving a message on her computer that her computer had a virus. The complainant contacted the number indicated in the message and gave her credit card information. Prior to discovering this was fraudulent, $340 had been charged to her credit card. Complainant was advised to cancel credit card and notify the financial institution of the fraud.
• Sept. 15, 8:58 p.m., 11900-block 85A Avenue: Report received from complainant that he had left his 2010 Dodge pickup truck parked in his driveway in the morning and then gone to work. When he returned later in the day the vehicle was gone. Vehicle was entered as stolen on the police data base. File still under investigation.
• Sept. 16, 4:22 p.m., 1500-block Derwent Way: Theft of a motor bike valued at $7000. The theft occurred sometime over the past several days. Pad locks to the container were both missing. The bike, which is described as a KTM XCW300 dirt bike, was added to the police computer database.
• Sept. 16, 8:17 a.m., 10500-block Delsom Crescent: Police attended a subdivision following the report of a break-in to mail boxes. Two large panels to the mail boxes had been pried open and mail was strewn about the floor. It is unknown if any mail was stolen. Police informed Canada Post of the incident. Boxes will be repaired.
• Sept. 17, 1:50 p.m., 9200-block 120th Street: Complainant reported the theft of her Roots purse from her place of employment. The purse contained several bank cards. Complainant was advised to contact the financial institution to report the cards stolen. Card information entered in the police computer database.
• Sept. 18, 2:47 p.m., 1100-block Derwent Way: Commercial business reported a break and enter to a trailer on the property. It appears suspects gained entry to the property through a rear fenced yard. Suspect(s) broke into a trailer on the property but nothing appears to have been stolen.