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. 9, 6:10 p.m., 11900-block 85A Ave.: Complainant reported that his unlocked shed had been entered overnight and that tools and bottles had been stolen. Complainant not interested in recovering stolen items but requested additional patrols in the area.
• Feb. 9, 9:26 p.m., 7000-block 120th St.: An employee from a business reported a female had stolen several cosmetics products totalling nearly $200. Items recovered and suspect caught, leading to her being banned from the business.
• Feb. 10, 4:19 a.m., 6200-block 120th St.: Police conducted a traffic stop at the above location. The vehicle was deemed to have inactive insurance and was consequently towed.
• Feb. 10, 8:08 a.m., 11500-block Lyon Rd.: Complainant reported that numerous vehicles were performing u-turns during the drop-off period in a school zone and was worried a pedestrian may be struck. Police attended and noticed the area to be heavily congested. No u-turn violators were observed, however verbal warnings were given to those who stopped their vehicles in no stopping zones.
• Feb. 13, 6:20 p.m., 11800-block Nordel Way: Police observed a vehicle speeding and performed a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, police noticed a strong odour of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Driver showed signs of impairment and admitted to consuming marijuana. Driver was issued an immediate roadside suspension and had their vehicle towed.
• Feb. 13, 10:55 p.m., 9200-block 121st St. Police observed a vehicle make a turn without signalling and conducted a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, police detected a strong odour of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath. A breath test was performed, and the driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition.
• Feb. 14, 8:45 p.m., 8500-block 120th St.: Police observed a vehicle stopped at a green light. After police honked their horn to get the vehicle in motion, police conducted a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, police detected a strong odour of alcohol on the driver’s breathe. Police demanded a breath test, but the driver refused. Driver was issued an immediate 90-day roadside suspension, and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.
• Feb. 14, 7:00 a.m., 11200-block 92A Ave.: Police were called to a report of theft from auto. An unknown suspect had entered the complainant’s unlocked vehicle and took money from the vehicle. Police canvassed the area for CCTV footage but were unsuccessful.