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. 19, 10:34 a.m., Royal Bank at Nordel Center, 11146 84th Ave.: Complainant reported that she was contacted by Royal Bank advising her an unknown suspect had attempted to take over her bank account. No funds were taken and the RBC fraud section is independently investigating. The complainant was advised to complete a Transunion report and start a file with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center.
• Dec. 19, Annieville Place at 114th Street: A complainant contacted the police to report that a vehicle had collided with a speed bump sign. Police attended the scene and observed tire tracks in the snow leading to the downed sign. It was noted the weather was very snowy, icy and slippery, and the vehicle may have lost control before sliding into the sign. CCTV canvas negative. City Works notified for repair.
• Dec. 19, 6:20 p.m., 9200-block 119A St.: An unknown vehicle had struck the fence of a residence and then driven away. Police attended and observed one section of the fence had been knocked over. Photos were obtained and police reviewed CCTV of the incident and obtained a description of the vehicle. Police located the vehicle at a nearby residence. Police identified the driver, who stated that he had lost control in the snow. He did not remain at the scene as he was nervous and did not know what to do. He returned to the residence and exchanged information with the complainant.
• Dec. 21, 8200-block 92nd Ave.: A complainant reported receiving a bag of feces in the mail. The feces was mailed in a dog-waste bag and wrapped with a bow on top. The package was sent via Canada Post, however, there was no return address.
• Dec. 21, 8600-block 120th St.: A complainant reported to police that her business had a string of lights stolen. The LED light string, valued $200-$300, was affixed to the patio railing and was removed somehow (likely cut zap straps). The occurrence was captured on CCTV, which showed that at 4:24 a.m. on Dec. 18 a male and female attended and removed the lights. Both suspects were pushing a cart of miscellaneous property and had jackets and toques on, concealing their faces. The file was concluded pending identification.
• Dec 22, 8:11 a.m., 11400-block 83A Ave.: BC Hydro staff filed a late report of theft of a hydro meter. The Hydro employee advised that the basement tenant told Hydro employees on site that she suspected her landlord took the meter because she was overdue on rent. Police attempted to follow up with the tenant, but the tenant appears to have moved out of the residence, does not answer her phone, and has not responded to voicemail messages. A new hydro meter has already been installed by BC Hydro. No CCTV and no witnesses.
• Dec. 22, 11700-block Summit Cres.: Complainant reported a theft of beer. She had left a pack of beer for the garbage collectors on the curb with all her garbage. She observed an unknown female approach the pack of beer, empty (dump) all the cans, and take the cans for their recycling value. No actual theft is deemed to have occurred as items were considered discarded curbside.
• Dec 22, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant attended the PSB to file a late report of a catalytic converter theft which occurred sometime between Dec. 16 and Dec. 21 at his residence in North Delta. There was no CCTV of the incident and no other witnesses or known suspects. No tools or evidence left behind. Reported for insurance purposes only.
• Dec. 22, 11864 88th Ave.: Complainant reported graffiti in the lobby of their apartment building. The graffiti depicted large male genitalia and was drawn on the door. No CCTV in the area, but talks are ongoing with the property manager to have CCTV installed. A file was created for documentation purposes. Male genitalia drawing was to be removed the following day.
• Dec. 22, 5:10 p.m., 9100-block 116th St.: BCEHS reported a two-vehicle collision. Driver #1 explained that she was driving southbound on 116th Street when she looked down to disengage her parking brake. When she looked back up, the vehicle in front of her was stopped and she collided with it. Driver #2 was stopped on 116th Street due to heavy traffic when he was hit from behind by driver #1. Driver #2 experienced back pain from the rear-ender.
• Dec. 22, 10:00 p.m., 84th Avenue at 116th Street: Police located a collision at 84th Avenue and 116th Street. A 2004 Honda Accord was heading westbound on 84th Avenue, turned left to head northbound onto 116th Street, and into a 2015 Dodge Journey. Damage to the front bumper of the Accord was $1,500 and the driver’s side and rear bumper of the Dodge Journey was $5,000. No injuries reported.
• Dec. 23, 11:02 a.m., Highway 17 at Highway 91 Connector: Complainant advised police that on Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. she was involved in a single-vehicle accident. She had lost control of her car due to heavy snowfall and collided with a cement barrier. She was not injured, and her vehicle was derivable at the time, however has now realized her vehicle is not derivable, and she is suffering from pain from the accident. Police did not attend as report was made four days later. A file was created for insurance purposes.
• Dec. 23, location withheld: A complainant reported that his debit card had been used for two online purchases. The two transactions were for $630 and $300. The complainant reported the transactions to his bank immediately and got a new bank card. It is unknown how the account was compromised.
• Dec. 23, 3:15 p.m., 9400-block 120th St.: BCEHS advised of a single-car collision. Police attended and located a white Toyota sedan in a snowbank. The lone occupant and driver advised she was cut off by a red 2021 Hyundai Kona. She was unsure if the driver of the Hyundai lost control or did not see her and cut her off, causing her to turn into the snowbank. Road conditions were icy, snowy and wet, with freezing rain throughout the day. The driver was uninjured and left the scene in her Toyota, which was pulled from the snow by a tow truck.
• Dec. 24, 12:17 a.m., 8900-block Highway 17: A driver reported being in a single-vehicle collision. The driver explained he was driving southbound in the left lane when a semi-truck passed him in the slow lane, splashing water onto his vehicle. He could not see the road and hit the concrete barrier. No other vehicle was involved in the collision, and there were no injuries. Damage estimated at $15,000.
• Dec. 25, 10:09 a.m., 86th Avenue and Scott Road: Police responded to a two-vehicle collision. Delta Fire Department and BCEHS were already on scene. Police attended and learned neither of the drivers sustained injuries and both declined medical attention. The grey Dodge van was traveling southbound along Scott Road when a white Dodge sedan ran a stop sign traveling westbound along 86th Avenue, colliding with the driver’s side of the van. Van damages were estimated at $10,000, while sedan damages were estimated at $20,000. A violation ticket was issued to the sedan’s driver for “failing to obey stop sign.”