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:
• Jan. 30, 11800-block 88th Ave.: Report received from complainant that a person had entered the building and pried open a number of mailboxes. Complainant was unable to verify if any mail stolen. The affected tenants had been notified. No surveillance video was available. Police informed Canada Post Security of the incident.
• Jan. 30, 11800-block 84th Ave.: Complainant reported that, sometime over the past week, the catalytic converter was stolen from their father’s vehicle while parked outside the family residence. Estimated value of the converter is $1,500. No witnesses or surveillance video.
• Feb. 3, 700-block Eaton Way: A business reported to police they had been the victim of fraud. An unknown person had emailed the payroll department impersonating an employee who was requesting a change to their account. The account information was changed and as a result the suspect was sent over $6,000. The fraud was discovered when the employee reported not being paid. A dispute has been initiated with the bank and a file number provided. Police requested copies of the emails and further information from payroll for investigative purposes.
• Feb. 4, 7800 Swanson Dr.: Complainant reported they had left their vehicle unlocked and sometime overnight their wallet containing debit card and identification was stolen from the vehicle. The wallet was located near the vehicle but the debit card was missing and had been used to make several transactions. The bank has been contacted and the debit card cancelled.
• Feb. 4, 7700-block 114A St.: Complainant reported their vehicle, parked outside their residence, had been broken into sometime overnight. A fire extinguisher valued at $40 was stolen from the vehicle. Examination of a neighbour’s surveillance video revealed three males loitering in the area.
• Feb. 5, 11300-block 77th Ave.: Complainant reported that their vehicle, parked outside their residence, had been entered and their wallet containing banking and personal cards had been stolen. The debit card had been used at several locations before the card was cancelled and the charges reversed. Additionally, $2,500 worth of electrician tools were stolen. Police are examining surveillance videos from several businesses in an attempt to identify the suspects.
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