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. 13, 11:09 a.m., 8000-block River Rd.: Police received a late report of mischief after a resident noticed a fence line had been damaged by a vehicle over the weekend. Police attended and observed a section of the fence along River Road may have been hit, possibly by an impaired driver, as the chain link fence was bent and there was fresh damage to the boulevard. No CCTV or witnesses in the area.
• Dec. 13, 4:38 p.m., 8100-block 120t St.: Police were dispatched to a theft by a store’s loss prevention officer. The unknown suspect had attempted to steal meat and seafood before being approached by staff. Some of the items were surrendered before suspect left on foot heading northbound on 120th Street.
• Dec. 13, 4:40 p.m., 7800-block 112th St.: Police were dispatched to a report of ongoing damage at McKitrick Park, after a resident counted 67 empty cans of beer littered throughout the park. Police assisted in cleaning up the area and conducted extra patrols overnight.
• Dec. 14, 12:18 p.m., 11500-block 75A Ave.: Police were dispatched to a late report of the theft of a catalytic converter from a residence overnight. The owner advised when they started up their RV, they noted a loud, rumbling sound and took it to a repair shop, where they were advised of the issue and encouraged to file a police report for insurance purposes.
• Dec. 15, 1:12 a.m., 8600-block Byron Rd.: Police were dispatched to a distress call after a resident heard someone screaming outside their residence. Police attended and located a person overdosing on illicit drugs, and another attempting CPR. Police administered their duty-issued Narcan, which resuscitated them before Emergency Health Services responded.
• Dec. 16, 10:50 a.m., 11600-block Summit Cres.: Police were dispatched to a reported theft of mail after a package was reportedly stolen from a resident’s front doorstep sometime overnight. No CCTV available. Police are urging everyone to take extra precautions with mail delivery over the holidays.
• Dec. 18, 2:45 p.m., Sungod Recreation Centre: Police were dispatched to multiple calls of theft after lockers were broken into. Police spoke with five victims, who all reported having their cellphones stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
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