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North Delta crime beat: week of Feb. 28

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:

• Feb. 28, 7:49 a.m., 9900-block River Rd.: Complainant reported their tractor trailer broken into while parked in a locked lot. The trailer was entered by smashing the side window, causing $500 in damage. Items stolen include a computer tablet, clothing and documents.

• March 1, 3:01 p.m., 9200-block 116th St.: A late report was received of a break-in to the complainant’s vehicle parked in the driveway sometime overnight on Feb. 27th. The rear passenger window was smashed, causing approximately $500 in damage. The vehicle was rummaged through and a small amount of change was stolen.

• March 2, 11:52 a.m., 11800-block 89A Ave.: Report from complainant that both the rear and front plates from their vehicle were stolen sometime over the past couple of days. The plates had been replaced by the suspects with plates stolen from another vehicle. No suspects or witnesses.

• March 2, 12:14 p.m., 112th Street & 84th Avenue: Complainant left their bicycle locked outside a business for approximately 30 minutes while they were shopping in the store. When they returned the bicycle was gone. The bicycle is described as a black Norco 15-speed mountain bike with a purple seat. A patrol of the area by police proved negative.

• March 2, 5:33 p.m., 8400-block 112th St.: Complainant reported their wallet missing and their bank card used fraudulently. The complainant provided paperwork from their bank detailing two fraudulent withdrawals for $403 each made just prior to midnight the previous evening. Police continue investigation with the bank.

• March 2, 8:14 p.m., 7700-block Highway 17: Report from complainant that their semi-truck broke down and two flat deck trailers were left at a pullout while they left for assistance. When they returned they found the trailers stolen. No loads were on the trailers at the time of theft. The trailers was added to the police computer database.

• March 3, 9:29 a.m., 11000-block Santa Monica Pl.: Complainant reported that sometime over the past few months they had transferred approximately $150,000 to an account in Hong Kong before realizing they were the victim of fraud. The complainant had met the suspect online and transferred the money with the understanding the funds would earn ten times the amount invested in the company. The incident is still under investigation with the bank.

• March 4, 5:03 p.m., 11100-block 86th Ave.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight they heard the dog bark but did not investigate. In the morning they found the catalytic converter, valued at $400, had been stolen from their vehicle parked in the driveway. Complainant indicated they have resided at this address for 48 years and this was the first such incident.

• March 5, 7:48 a.m., 500-block Ebury Pl.: Report from complainant that their business had been broken into sometime overnight. The cleaning staff reported they found the office window had been broken and reported the incident to management. A Segway valued at approximately $1,200 was stolen.


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