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 26, 9:56 a.m., 8900-block Russell Dr.: Complainant reported their vehicle was entered sometime overnight and rummaged through. They were certain the vehicle was left locked and that it was still locked in the morning. Insurance papers were stolen from the vehicle. Muddy smudges were observed throughout the interior and trunk but there was no evidence of forced entry.
• April 26, 9:40 a.m., 11600-block 94th Ave.: Complainant reported their unlocked vehicle was entered sometime overnight. Items stolen include a backpack, mail and small change.
• April 26, 9:12 a.m., 11400-block 87A Ave.: A late report received from a complainant that their residence had been broken into. The complainant told police that their garage door opener had previously been taken from their vehicle. Items stolen include a brown leather purse and jewelry.
• April 26, 7:37 p.m., 8900-block Watson Crt.: Complainant left vehicle unlocked in their driveway overnight and when they returned in the morning they found the vehicle had been rummaged through. An ear piece valued at $50 was stolen.
• April 27, 10:03 a.m., 11900-block 88th Ave.: Complainant reported a break-and-enter to a utility room at a shopping complex. Several pieces of copper piping valued at $2,000 were stolen.
• April 28, 5:08 p.m., 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant reported they had received a phone call from someone claiming to be from a web service company. They convinced the complainant to follow their instructions, which resulted in the caller getting control of the complainant’s computer. When the complainant attempted to use their computer they received a message that they would have to pay money in order for the company to unlock the computer. No credit or bank information was given to the suspects. Police advised the complainant to contact their bank in order to secure their banking information.
• April 29, 5:02 p.m., 9300-block 118th St.: Complainant reported their work truck parked in their driveway was broken into sometime overnight. Entry was gained by forcing down the passenger-side window. Items stolen include numerous tools valued at approximately $500.
• April 30, 11:21 a.m., 9300-block Alaska Way: A security guard at a business observed a hole cut in the fence and a vehicle nearby. The complainant reported a male exited the business in question with a saw and placed the saw into the vehicle. The suspect then pushed the security guard away, and fled. The investigation continues.