(James Smith photo)

(James Smith photo)

North Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 5

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 police responded to in the previous week:

• Nov. 28, area of 72nd Avenue: Complainant reported observing two males steal a roll of copper wire valued at $200 off the back of a businesses’ truck. When the complainant approached the males they fled the scene in a Buick Rendezvous. The complainant was able to take a photo of the males which will be disseminated for possible identification of the suspects.

• Nov. 29, 9000-block 120th St.: Police received a report from two complainants that their vehicles had been broken into sometime overnight. One vehicle had the rear window smashed and several items valued at $600 were stolen. The second vehicle, which may have been left unlocked, was rummaged through with nothing stolen. File numbers were provided to both parties for insurance purposes.

• Nov. 30, 8100-block 120th St.: A store contacted police reporting three teenagers were inside concealing various grocery items. They subsequently left the store without payment. Police attended and located the youth, who were arrested and the stolen items seized. Extrajudicial measures were exercised and the guardians of the youth were advised of the incident. The grocery items were returned to the store and both DPD Youth and School Liaison members were notified.

• Dec. 2, 11600 85B Ave.: Complainant reported that a person, pretending to be Amazon, called them and requested access to their computer. Initially believing the caller, they granted access and when the caller directed them to purchase $1,000 in Amazon cards in order for the caller to relinquish control of the computer, the complainant realized they were the victim of fraud. Police attended the residence, by which time the complainant had gained control of their computer. Advice was given to the complainant regarding several steps that can be taken in order to prevent future fraud, including having the computer cleaned professionally for any malware and changing their passwords using a different device.

• Dec. 3, 8900 120th St.: Complainant reported to police their business had been broken into and various restaurant appliances, valued at approximately $10,000, had been stolen. The suspects gained access to the storefront by breaking the large front glass window. The incident is still under investigation pending receipt of surveillance video from a neighbouring business.

• Dec. 4, 19900-block Nordel Way: During a roadblock in the area, police stopped a driver who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant despite no odour of alcohol or admission of consumption. The suspect provided breath samples, which resulted in a driving prohibition being issued and their licence being seized. The vehicle was impounded and the driver left the area by cab.

RELATED: South Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 5

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 28

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 28



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