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 the Delta Police responded to in the previous week:
• Jan. 10, 12:54 p.m., 11500-block 86th Ave.: Complainant reported their vehicle was stolen from their driveway sometime overnight. All keys are accounted for and the vehicle was locked and alarmed. Vehicle has been added to the police computer database.
• Jan. 11, 1:34 p.m., 6500-block McKenzie Dr.: A purse containing miscellaneous items was found and turned in to the North Delta Public Safety Building (11375 84th Ave.). The owner can claim it pending identification.
• Jan. 12, 10:06 a.m., 9300-block Alaska Way: A business reported the theft of copper welding cable during the first week of January. The gate was possibly unlocked and a truck would have been required to move the cable as it weighed 150 pounds.
• Jan. 12, 6:22 p.m., 9400-block 116th St.: Complainant reported graffiti on their vehicle. Police attended and took photos of the graffiti on the vehicle and on a nearby post. The graffiti was illegible and appeared to be a tag.
• Jan. 14, 11:15 a.m., 11100-block 92A Ave.: Complainant reported they had sent their credit card information online to a private passport service company and subsequently discovered that they were charged $187 for an application form. A check of the Internet by the complainant found that there were many complaints about this company. The complainant cancelled their credit card in case the company proved to be fraudulent.
• Jan. 14, 2:07 p.m., 11400-block 85A Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of approximately $100 worth of scrap wire from the recycling bin in the backyard of their residence.
• Jan. 15 3:03 p.m., 11800-block 84A Ave.: Report received from complainant of the theft of a Fast Eal chop saw from their carport. The saw is blue and grey in colour and valued at $160.
• Jan. 15, 1:03 p.m., 11100-block 84th Ave.: A business reported a man entered the store and attempted to purchase cigarettes. When the suspect was unable to purchase the cigarettes without ID, he left the store and threw the door open with such force that the handle fell off, causing $100 in damage. Description of the man was provided to the police.