(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

Delta crime beat: week of May 16 to 22

Residents reminded that ‘No Call Too Small’ for Delta police

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 May 16 to 22 (and the week of May 9 to 15):

• Number of completed calls: 589 (517)

• General occurrence reports created: 501 (439)

• False/abandoned 911 calls: 64 (71)

• Assisting the public: 69 (40)

• Fraud: 8 (8)

• Mischief under $5000: 11 (no previous data)

• Animal Calls: 4 (no previous data)

• Breach of Probation: 3 (no previous data)

On May 20 at approximately 12 p.m., police were dispatched to investigate the report of a dog walking on the road in the 1700-block of Hwy. 17. Police conducted extensive patrols of the area, and were later notified that the dog had been picked up.

“We pride ourselves on our No Call Too Small motto. Our officers care about the community of Delta,” the department said on Instagram. “Our non-emergency number is 604-946-4411. Remember, no call is too small.”

Also last week, DPD officers took seven impaired drivers off the road, serving five 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions (IRPs) — three for fails and two for refusing roadside screening — as well as one three-day warning and one 24-hour prohibition.

The week prior, Delta police served 10 IRPs: six 90-day and four three-day prohibitions.

“We had a question come in last week on one of our other channels regarding being behind the wheel of your vehicle while impaired, but not driving,” the DPD posted on Instagram.

“In Delta, if you are located behind the wheel of a vehicle and are impaired, the officer’s job is to determine if you have care and control of the vehicle. Care and control changes as quickly as inserting the key into the ignition (or pushing the ignition button).

“If you are impaired and are doing the smart thing by calling a friend/cab for a ride home, wait for your ride in the backseat, not the drivers seat.”

If you suspect someone is driving while impaired, please call 911.

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