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:
• Dec. 1, 6:36 a.m., 8000-block 112th St.: Complainant called police to advise someone had attempted to smash a window of his vehicle wile it was parked in his driveway. Upon police arrival, the complainant stated he was sitting in his car after getting home from work when an unknown male wearing a mask attempted to smash the rear passenger side window with a hammer. When the male noticed the complainant was in the vehicle he ran off. The smashing was unsuccessful and there was no vehicle damage.
• Dec. 2, 5:04 p.m., 100-block 80th Ave.: Complainant called police as he was flagged down by a man in a motorized wheelchair who advised he was lost and did not know where he lived. Police attended and through questioning determined where the man’s residence was located. A wheelchair-accessible taxi was requested and transported the male home at no charge. Family met him at the house and were pleased at his return.
• Dec. 3, 11000-block Mader Lane: Complainant reported hearing yelling coming from his next door neighbour’s basement suite. The police attended and spoke with the residents. Both residents stated that there were no arguments or domestic issues. The male stated that he was simply yelling as he was worried about his cat escaping through the open door.
• Dec. 4, 6000-block Sunwood Dr.: Complainant called police to report he had fallen for a scam costing him $900. He attempted to purchase a new gaming console from an online selling site and accidentally sent the security answer to the e-transfer prior to making the transaction and obtaining the console. The complainant was unable to provide much information regarding the recipient of his money. The only information he knew was that the recipient lives out of town. Police advised the male to flag and report the original post on the selling site. The male’s bank had already been advised and is working to reverse the e-transfer.
• Dec. 5, 2:35 p.m., 10800-block 72nd Ave.: Police were conducting speed enforcement and observed a vehicle travelling west at a high rate of speed and changing from one lane to the other to pass vehicles. Police radar confirmed the speed at 110 km/h in a 50-60 km/h zone. The driver was given a ticket and their vehicle was towed for excessive speeding.
• Dec. 6, 12:46 p.m., 9200-block 114th St.: Police received calls from two females who both advised that a vehicle was driving erratically, swerving and speeding. One female advised that she saw the driver looking at manhole coverings. Police conducted a traffic stop and the driver advised police he had lost his new phone and was looking for it. The driver advised that he was part of the construction crew working in the area, and believed that the phone was in the street. Due to the reported driving behaviour, police performed an approved screening device demand, which resulted in the driver having no impairment.
• Dec. 6, 1:48 p.m., 8000-block 120th St.: A loss prevention officer from a local store called police regarding a suspect they had in custody for shoplifting. Police attended and found a male in custody for taking a $22 phone charger without paying. The male explained he had asked permission from staff to take the charger to his vehicle to confirm he had the right charger. The male showed the $25 cash he had to pay for the item and the new phone without a charger in his possession. The male was released due to it having been a miscommunication.