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 of April 18 to 24 (and the week of April 11 to 17):
• Number of completed calls: 531 (499)
• General occurrence reports created: 435 (414)
• False/abandoned 911 calls: 60 (64)
• Assisting the public: 63 (48)
• Break-and-enters: 1 (2)
• Suspicious person/vehicle/occurrence: 36 (no previous data)
On Saturday, April 23, Delta police responded to a shots-fired call at Watershed Park in North Delta.
DPD officers, along with the Emergency Response Team, Air One, K9 and a drone operator were all present due to the severity of the call, and the size of the area that needed to be contained. Police requested that the public avoid the area while the investigation was underway. No evidence of gunfire was located.
“DPD would like the public to know that we acknowledge how troubling incidents like this can be where there is a large police presence. We will update the public when and if possible,” the department said on Twitter.
Also last week, DPD officers took seven impaired drivers off the road, serving four 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions (IRPs) — three for failing and one for refusing the roadside test — and three three-day “warning” IRPs.
“Thank you to the members of the public who called 911 when they believed that a driver was impaired — they were correct,” the department said on Twitter.
The week prior, Delta police served two IRPs, one 90-day and one three-day prohibition.