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 28 to April 3 (and the week of March 21 to 27):
• Number of completed calls: 540 (500)
• General occurrence reports created: 461 (435)
• False/abandoned 911 calls: 63 (59)
• Assisting the public: 63 (68)
• Traffic collisions: 22 (18)
• Break-and-enters: 5 (4)
• Frauds: 9 (2)
• Thefts from auto: 12 (no previous info)
Also that week, DPD officers served two immediate roadside prohibitions (IRPs): one seven-day warning and one three-day warning.
The week before, Delta police took five impaired drivers off the road, including three who received 90-day 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.
If you suspect someone of driving impaired, call 911.
April is Auto Crime Awareness Month, and while the DPD focus a lot of social media space on educating the public about thefts from automobiles, they say many people don’t know that thefts of automobiles also happen in Delta. Recently, a North Delta resident started their vehicle in the morning and left it running in their driveway to warm up. When they returned 15 minutes later, the vehicle was gone.
March was Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the DPD’s traffic unit handed out 298 tickets last month.
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