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 March 21 to 27 (and the week of March 14 to 20):
• Number of completed calls: 500 (549)
• General occurrence reports created: 435 (477)
• False/abandoned 911 calls: 59 (72)
• Assisting the public: 68 (53)
• Traffic collisions: 18 (20)
• Break-and-enters: 4 (3)
• Frauds: 2 (10)
As well, DPD officers last week took five impaired drivers off the road, including three who received 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions (IRPs) — one for failing the roadside sobriety test, and two for refusing to provide a breath sample. The two remaining drivers received 24-hour IRPs.
The week before, Delta police served six IRPs related to impaired driving: two 90-day, two three-day, and two 24-hour suspensions.
If you suspect someone of driving impaired, call 911.
Delta police are also warning residents to immediately delete any texts or emails claiming to be from ICBC with a link to deposit their gas rebate cheque.
It doesn’t take long for scammers to come up with a new scam, and most recently they have been using the provincial gas rebate as a carrot to dangle in front of potential victims.
ICBC has released a statement that they are not issuing this rebate by text or email. If you receive an email or text claiming to be ICBC, delete it right away.
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