The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of interest. It is submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department.
If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.
The following are some of the calls the Delta Police responded to in the previous week:
April 12, 2:28 p.m., 700-block Hampstead Close: A business reported the theft of vehicle batteries sometime overnight. Nine batteries valued at approximately $1,000 were stolen from four vehicles. No suspects or witnesses.
April 13, 3:16 p.m., 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant re- ported they had attempted to rent an apartment in Surrey advertised in Craigslist and had been defrauded of $2,000. The male who had listed the apartment claimed he was in Toronto and not able to show the apartment but would take a deposit. The complainant sent $2,000 to the suspect by e-transfer before discovering they were the victim of a fraud.
April 17, 8:44 p.m., 92nd Ave. and 118th St.: Police conducted a vehicle stop and found the owner had an expired driver’s license. The driver of the vehicle jumped from the car and confronted police. The suspect indicated they had consumed “one beer 10 minutes ago” and refused to provide a breath sample. As a result of the refusal, they were given a 90-day roadside suspension and a ticket. The vehicle was impounded and their driver’s license was seized.
April 17, 7:49 a.m., 900-block Cliveden Ave.: A business reported that sometime over the past several days someone had cut the lock off a small mobile cage located in front of the business and stolen twelve Superior-brand full propane tanks which were used to run the forklifts.
April 17, 4:29 p.m., 11800-block 86A Ave.: Complainant reported they were visiting their friend and left their wallet on the front seat of their vehicle. When they returned home with their vehicle they realized the wallet was gone. The wallet contained various personal and bank cards.
April 18, 9:21 a.m., 1300-block Cliveden Ave.: A business reported the theft of a vehicle parked at the business. The vehicle is described as a white Ford F350 truck with a crew cab, short box and two fog lights on the front bumper. The company name is printed on the front doors.
April 18, 12:24 p.m., 700-block Belgrave Way: A business reported the theft sometime over the past several days of the rear license plate from the business truck. The infor- mation added to the police national information database.
April 18, 7:02 a.m., 9200-block 110th St.: Complainant reported the theft of their black Nissan pickup truck. All keys for the vehicle are accounted for and a check with the tow company was negative. The vehicle has been added to the police national information database.