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:
• Feb. 17, 3:54 a.m., Highway 17/Highway 91 Connector: Police were called to for a flipped-over semi-truck. Police attended the scene and located a truck on its side. The driver stated that he was travelling southbound on the 91 Connector from Highway 17 when the semi flipped on its side. Investigation determined the road was salted prior to the collision, and that speed played a part in the collision. A violation ticket was issued to the driver for speeding relative to conditions.
• Feb. 18, 1:14 a.m., 8000-block of 112B St.: Complainant reported a Delta resident was throwing snowballs at her house and had climbed onto her father’s vehicle. Police observed a small indentation and mud marks on the hood of the vehicle. Police spoke with the resident who stated he consumed wine at his cousin’s house and walked home but did not recall attending the complainant’s residence. Police warned the male that he was liable for damages caused. No criminal charges requested. Civil matter only.
• Feb. 19, 9:11 p.m., 6900-block of 120th St.: Police observed a male slowly stagger to the driver seat of a vehicle and slowly exit the parking lot of the liquor store. A traffic stop conducted and the driver had an overwhelming odour of liquor on their breath. Breathalyzer tests were conducted in which the driver failed. The driver was served a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment. Driver was provided taxi upon request. Their vehicle was towed from scene.
• Feb. 20, 9:22 a.m., 8300-block of 117B St.: Complainant reported a mischief that occurred to his vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. The complainant advised that someone had spray painted the windows white overnight. Estimated damage was $100.
• Feb. 21, 7:03 a.m., 10500-block of Nordel Way: A Delta police officer observed a black vehicle pass the officer at a high rate of speed. Radar lock speed confirmed at 115 km/hr in a 60 km/hr zone. A traffic stop was initiated. The driver was charged with excessive speeding under the Motor Vehicle Act and the vehicle was impounded.
• Feb. 23, 6:34 a.m., 11600-block of 88th Ave.: Complainant contacted Delta police regarding an on-going issue with loud music. The complainant advised the music had been playing all night. Police attended and noted loud continuous music, with very heavy base. Police rang the doorbell repeatedly and door knocks were unanswered by the homeowner. Police noted a dog barking in sync with each doorbell/knock. Police were eventually able to get the attention of the male who was sleeping in the basement by knocking on the basement window where the music was playing. The male advised he had fallen asleep to the music, which was on continuous play. He was very apologetic and turned off the music.