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North Delta crime beat: week of Dec. 9

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 Delta Police responded to in the previous week:

• Dec. 9, 1:06 a.m., 7200-block River Rd.: Police were in the area when a complainant pointed out the vehicle travelling ahead was swerving all over the road. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver stated he was the designated driver for the other occupants in the vehicle and coming from a Ladner pub. He was observed to be fumbling when asked for driver’s licence and insurance. Approved screening device was administered two times, both results were a fail. The driver was served an immediate roadside prohibition and their vehicle was towed. Driver and occupants called a taxi.

• Dec. 9, 4:18 p.m., 8100-block 120th St.: Report of a male in custody for shoplifting. The man stole approximately $160 in shavers, shaving cream and chargers. All items were recovered prior to police arrival. The loss prevention officer requested that the male be banned from the store.

• Dec. 9, 5:31 p.m., 800-block Cliveden Ave.: Complainant reported his vehicle was broken into while parked at work. The driver side window was smashed and a pair of broken sunglasses were stolen. Damage to window is estimated at $250.

• Dec. 9, 10:12 p.m., 11400-block 72A Ave.: A locked shed was broken into sometime during the past few weeks. The keys for the shed were in a locked garage and the garage door had been pried open using a tool. A Trek e-Bike was stolen, estimated value of $5,000. Recommendations made to replace locks and remove keys from the insecure garage.

• Dec. 10, 11:21 a.m., 11700-block Caribou Rd.: Sometime overnight while parked in front of his residence, the right tire of the complainant’s vehicle had been slashed. Complainant did not realize until the tire shop informed him. Damage estimated at $250.

• Dec. 11, 6:18 a.m., 400-block Derwent Way: Complainant reported that overnight someone had possibly poured sugar into his truck’s gas tank. Police observed a white crystal-like substance on the interior rim of the gas tank. No other damage was reported.

• Dec. 11, 9:36 a.m., 11500-block 84th Ave.: While parked overnight in the driveway of her residence, complainant’s rear driver’s side and rear windshield of her vehicle had been smashed, causing $600 damage. Police took pictures and observed a large rock inside the vehicle. Nothing was stolen.

• Dec. 11, 2:06 p.m., Nordel Way/120th Street: While on patrol in a 60 km/h zone, a Delta police officer noticed a vehicle approaching very quickly in his passenger side mirror. The vehicle passed the officer, who visually estimated the speed to be 120 km/h. The officer activated his radar unit and locked the speed at 125 km/h. The driver was charged with excessive speed and his vehicle was impounded for seven days. The vehicle was towed and the driver was picked up by a friend.

• Dec. 11, 2:29 p.m., 7100-block 120th St.: While shopping, complainant had her purse stolen from her grocery buggy. Purse contained various items and $450 cash. Her debit card was used in Surrey. All cards have since been cancelled.

• Dec. 11, 10:18 p.m., 6400-block 108A St.: Complainant reported the theft of a vehicle from the front of their residence. Additionally, there was approximately $200 of clothing in the vehicle.

• Dec. 12, 2:31 p.m., 9500-block 120th St.: Delta police attended a vacant retail complex following a report of a ladder being observed leading up to the second storey windows. Upon attendance, police noted several second storey windows were open and a hole was cut into the security fencing. A male was then seen attempting to exit the compound carrying tools and pieces of copper piping. The man was arrested.

• Dec. 13, 4:23 p.m., 7400-block Clayton Pl.: Complainant contacted Delta police to report that sometime overnight, unknown person(s) removed a string of Christmas lights and an extension cord, with an approximate value of $22.

• Dec. 14, 11:07 a.m., 11600-block Ridgecrest Dr.: Sometime overnight while parked in his driveway, unknown person(s) broke into the complainant’s vehicle and stole a pair of Ray-Ban prescription sunglasses valued at $500 and a change purse with approximately $30 in coins. Complainant believes he left the vehicle unlocked. No damage was done to the vehicle.

• Dec. 14, 1:24 p.m., 7900-block 120th St.: Complainant reported his vehicle was broken into in a parking lot. The passenger side rear window had been smashed with a large rock and a black plastic Husky toolbox containing approximately 20 various small tools and bike lubricant with a total value of $500 were taken. Damage to vehicle window was approximately $200.

• Dec. 14, 4:09 p.m., 11800-block 80th Ave.: Upon returning from work, complainant found several items had been stolen. No damage located to the front door and all windows were locked. Complainant believes his father may have left the door unlocked as there was no other explanation. A black warrior hockey bag had been emptied and used to move items. An Acer laptop, 3D printer, H2C phone, 48” LG flat screen TV, wrenches, medication and keys to a Harley three wheel bike were stolen, with an approximate total value of $4,000.

• Dec. 14, 6:41 p.m., 11100-block 84th Ave.: Complainant reported that his wallet was stolen from his vehicle while parked in a parking lot. He left his vehicle unlocked and went into the store and upon his return discovered his driver side door open and wallet missing. A driver’s licence, BCID and debit card were in the wallet. The debit card has been cancelled.

• Dec. 15, 11:11 a.m., 7900-block Modesto Dr.: Police attended to investigate a mischief to vehicle where multiple body panels were keyed overnight while the vehicle was parked in the complainant’s driveway. Approximate damage was $3,000.

• Dec. 15, 7:04 p.m., 8300-block 110th St.: Reported theft-of-vehicle from outside his residence caught on a neighbour’s video surveillance. No anti-theft device was in use, doors were believed to be locked and no money was owing on vehicle. Complainant also advised that a $500 Alpine music system, $300 in assorted tools, $200 work boots and a USW tool box were in the bed of the truck. The vehicle has since been recovered.


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