Each week, the Delta Police Department provides the North Delta Reporter with an outline of calls for service received the week prior and highlights an issue affecting Delta residents.
Here is a snapshot of calls received by police the week April 11 to 17 (and the week of April 4 to 10):
• Number of completed calls: 499 (550)
• General occurrence reports created: 414 (458)
• False/abandoned 911 calls: 64 (67)
• Assisting the public: 48 (52)
• Traffic collisions: 30 (9)
• Break-and-enters: 2 (3)
• Frauds: 8 (10)
At around 12:30 p.m. on April 11, a complainant called police to report that a black truck had collided with two vehicles outside their residence in the 7000-block of 119th Street. No one was injured, but there was significant damage to the unoccupied vehicles. The DPD posted video of the collisions to its social media feeds on April 12, after which police received a call from someone who saw the post and knew where the vehicle was located.
Also last week, DPD officers took two impaired drivers off the road, serving one a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition (IRP) and giving the other a three-day “warning” IRP.
“Our advice for the week: If you ever find yourself saying to yourself, or in this case one of our officers, ‘I know I shouldn’t be driving,” don’t drive,” the DPD said on its social media channels.
The week prior, Delta police served six IRPs, all of them 90-day prohibitions.