(James Smith photo)

(James Smith photo)

North Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 16

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 police responded to in the previous week:

• Jan. 10, 6300-block Alderwood Lane: Complainant reported that, sometime overnight, the passenger side window of their locked van was smashed and the vehicle entered. Several items were stolen including a cellphone, gas cards and a hat, worth a total value of $1,000. Complainant advised that all gas cards were cancelled without any transactions having occurred and that the cellphone was shut off on all call attempts. The “Find my Friends” app was not activated on the phone. Area canvas for surveillance video was negative.

• Jan. 13, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant reported their personal and business accounts had been defrauded for over $7,000. An email received by the complainant pretending to be PayPal requested personal information, which the complainant provided. The complainant then began noticing withdrawals and charges to their various accounts. All agencies were contacted regarding the fraud and are conducting their own investigations. The complainant has put a safety plan in place and informed Equifax, TransUnion and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre. Fraud was reported to police as required by their banking institutes.

• Jan. 13, 7000-block 120th St.: A business reported that a male had entered the store, taken two bottles of brandy and fled without payment. The male is described as South Asian, 50 years of age, with a heavy build, and wearing a blue puffer jacket and black baseball hat. Police attended and patrolled the area, which proved negative. The business advised that the suspect is a repeat offender. Surveillance video of the incident was provided and still photos of the suspect disseminated for possible identification.

• Jan. 13, 8400-block 116A St.: Complainant reported their vehicle had been broken into sometime over the past several days while parked in front of their residence. Items stolen include a pair of Keens work boots, a socket set and screw drivers. The catalytic converter heat shield had also been removed and stolen. Nothing suitable for identification services, as the complainant had cleaned the vehicle.

• Jan. 13, 7200-block Highway 17: Police stopped a vehicle indicated by radar to be travelling at 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The driver was charged with driving at an excessive speed and not displaying an “N” sign. The vehicle was impounded and the driver left the area with an arranged ride.

RELATED: South Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 16

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 9

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 9


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