(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

North Delta crime beat: week of Aug. 31

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

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:

• Aug. 31, 3:52 p.m., 8000-block 120th St.: Complainant reported an unknown person had accessed their bank account and attempted to transfer $500 to an invalid account. Bank put complainant’s account on hold until a police file number was secured. Bank was unable to ascertain how the fraud occurred.

• Aug. 31, 1:40 p.m., 11500 92nd Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of their vehicle sometime over the past day while they were out of town. The vehicle was parked in the driveway with the alarm on. No one else has access to the vehicle, which is valued at $6,000. Vehicle entered as stolen onto the police database.

• Sept. 2, 11:08 a.m., 7000-block 120th St.: A business reported a person entered the store, selected $200 worth of tequila and left without offering payment. The business is aware of the person from a previous incident and made the report to police.

• Sept. 2, 3:12 p.m., 11100 Bridlington Dr.: Complainant reported a break-and-enter occurred at their residence while they were absent for the day. The suspects gained access by forcing the front entry door. Rooms were rummaged through and various items were stolen. It’s believed the suspect left the residence through the garage side door, which was found open.

• Sept. 3, 10:09 a.m., 11800 88th Ave.: Complainant reported the group mail boxes in the lobby of their building had been left opened. It was suspected the boxes were pried open but there were no visible damage or tool marks on the boxes. Police have contacted Canada Post.

• Sept. 4, 8:25 a.m., 8200-block 111B St.: Complainant reported their construction site was broken into sometime over the past couple of days. The suspect(s) gained entry through the insecure front gates. Items stolen include a $450 yellow DeWalt portable table saw and a $300 yellow DeWalt 10-inch miter saw. Both items were chained to a beam but the chain was cut to access the tools.

• Sept. 4, 1:56 p.m., 8100-block 120th St.: A business’ loss prevention officer reported having a shoplifter in custody for stealing $65 in cosmetics. The suspect had concealed the items before leaving the store. Police attended and the business decided not to press charges as the suspect does not have a shoplifting history and all items were recovered. The suspect was given a warning and released without charges.

• Sept. 4, 9:48 a.m., 700-block 120th St.: Complainant reported someone entered an unlocked shed in their carport and stole a camping stove and cans of soda pop. Suspects also entered a vehicle but nothing appeared to have been stolen.