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. 27, 4:00 p.m., 8400-block 112th St.: Police were called to a report that an unknown suspect approached the complainant’s vehicle, accusing him of hitting his vehicle. The male demanded that the complainant give him money. The complaint took out his wallet and took out some cash. The male grabbed the cash out of the complainant’s hands and fled in his vehicle. The matter is under investigation.
• Jan. 27, 8:15 p.m., 10500-block 59th Ave.: Police were called to assist with a pig barn fire. The pig barn ended up being a 10’ x 10’ shed. All pigs escaped unharmed. Fire was likely caused by a heat lamp in contact with straw bedding. Nothing suspicious noted.
• Jan. 27, 9:48 p.m., Intersection 112th Avenue and Nordel Way: Police attended for a motor vehicle collision whereby a driver had swerved and travelled into oncoming traffic, colliding with another vehicle. Vehicle damage estimated to be approximately $10,000. No significant injuries.
• Jan. 29, 9:15 a.m., 11300-block 84th Ave.: Police were called to a report of graffiti in a public bathroom. DPD has received multiple calls in both North and South Delta recently regarding graffiti in public washrooms.
• Jan. 29, 4:29 p.m., 96th Street: Police were contacted about ongoing custody issues between an ex boyfriend and girlfriend regarding a pet dog. A civil order is in place which gives split custody of the dog to them both. Police advised both parties to consult lawyers to further define custody of the dog so as to prevent other issues from occurring in the future. Civil dispute only.
• Jan. 30, 6:52 p.m., 8400-block 112th St.: Police were called to a report of a pedestrian being struck while walking in a marked cross walk. The pedestrian was crossing in the marked cross walk against the right of way. The pedestrian was transported to hospital with minor injuries.
• Jan. 30, 5:56 p.m. 7300-block 120th St.: Police were called to a report of a bike theft. The complainant reported that they had their bike stolen from the bike rack outside of a local business. The complainant had utilized a bike lock.
• Jan. 30, 7:53 p.m., 10700-block 72nd Ave.: Police were called to a report of a possible impaired driver. Upon attending, police obtained a breath sample and determined that the driver of the vehicle was intoxicated. The driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and had their vehicle impounded for 30 days.
• Jan. 31, 4:09 p.m., 11000-block Lyon Rd.: Police were contacted for a report of a stolen bike at Seaquam Secondary. The bike is a black Trek Marlin mountain bike. It had its lock cut while locked to a tree near the front of the school.
• Feb. 1, 8:20 p.m., 8400-block Centre St.; Complainant called to state he’d seen a suspicious man in a hockey jersey enter his neighbour’s yard and climb over a fence. Police attended and spoke to other neighbours who indicated they had observed a man wearing a hockey jersey who appeared to be chasing his dog in an attempt to retrieve it. No confirmed offence and police were unable to locate the individual.