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 police responded to in the previous week:
• Aug. 9, 1600 Cliveden Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of a catalytic converter. Part of the converter and a Sawzall blade were located and seized at the scene. Surveillance video available from a neighbouring business.
• Aug. 10, 11600-block 74th Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of an Amazon package, valued at $20, delivered to their front porch. Surveillance video footage recorded a male taking the package. The footage was disseminated by police for possible identification.
• Aug. 11, 11600-block 90th Ave.: Complainant reported thefts from their home on three occasions. Video surveillance shows a Caucasian female in her 30s with blonde hair walking directly to the residence. Items stolen include three decorative lanterns, a blue bicycle and a Canada Post package containing a pair of running shoes with a total value of $500. Police attended and obtained the video footage along with still images which will be disseminated for possible identification. Police recommended the complainant not leave any items in the front of their residence in the future.
• Aug. 12, 7300-block 113th St.: Complainant reported their partner’s vehicle, parked on the street in front of the residence, had been broken into sometime overnight. There was no sign of forced entry but the vehicle appeared to have been rummaged through. Surveillance video showed a male entering the vehicle and taking a $40 blanket from the trunk. Police advised complainant to park their vehicle in the driveway rather than on the street.
• Aug. 13, 11700-block 80th Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of their mini dirt bike from the backyard. The complainant removed the bike from a shed they were cleaning and went inside the house. When they returned, the bike was missing. Bike is valued at approximately $1,300 and is red and gray in colour. No suspects or witnesses. Canvas of the neighbourhood revealed possible video surveillance footage.
• Aug. 13, 8100-block 120th St.: Complainant reported their spouse’s locked bicycle was stolen from the underground parking lot bike rack of a business sometime between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. The bike lock had been cut and the cutting tools left behind. A witness indicated they had observed a Caucasian male in their 20s wearing a gray hoodie possibly cutting off the lock. The bike, valued at $850, is described as a 2019 Specialized Crossroads Sport, size L, with a graphite/black/blue colour scheme. Police conducted an extensive patrol of the area, with negative results.
• Aug. 13, 8300-block Centre St.: Complainant reported they met a person through an online dating site and had been communicating for the past five months. The person indicated they were a structural engineer overseas and were having issues with their online banking, and asked the complainant to assist them by transferring funds to their clients. The complainant agreed and transferred $50,000 to the unidentified person before realizing they were a victim of fraud.