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 Delta Police responded to in the previous week:
• Jan. 30, 10:43 a.m., 9200-block 120th St.: Complainant reported they parked their vehicle in the rear alley and sometime overnight the catalytic converter was stolen. Police attended and found forced entry with damage to the locks.
• Jan. 31, 12:26 p.m., 10100-block River Way: Complainant reported the theft of a credit card from their unlocked business vehicle. The card, along with the pin number, was left in the visor. Prior to the card being cancelled the suspects made purchases worth $850.
• Feb. 1, 8:23 a.m., 6300-block 120th St.: A business reported their office computers had been hacked. The hackers had managed to bypass all spyware and were requesting funds to unlock the computers. No funds exchanged hands and an IT company removed all programs inserted by the hacking group.
• Feb. 1, 8:23 a.m., 9900-block River Rd.: A business reported the theft sometime overnight of batteries from three vehicles left in an open parking lot at the business. Two batteries were stolen from each vehicle, with a total value of $1,500.
• Feb. 2, 2:20 p.m., 600-block Derwent Way: A business reported the theft of a truck from the back parking lot of the business. The vehicle is described as a brown 1997 Ford E350 high-top van valued at $4,500. Information regarding the vehicle was added to the police computer database.
• Feb. 2, 4:17 p.m., 700-block Eaton Way: Complainant reported the theft of approximately $600 worth of scrap metal air brake drums from a storage container they rent. A suspect was observed loading the metal into the back of a white Ford pickup truck.
• Feb. 3, 8:20 a.m., 11300-block 89A Ave.: Complainant reported that while they were out of town someone entered their van parked outside their residence and stole a DeWalt reciprocating saw.
• Feb. 4, 8:26 p.m., 10900-block Brandy Pl.: A late report was received of the theft a month or two ago of a bike from a residence. The bicycle is described as a yellow Trek Sky valued at approximately $500.
• Feb. 5, 7:40 a.m., 10400-block of Delsom Cres.: Complainant reported they lost their wallet and were unsure if it had been stolen. The wallet is described as a blue leather Fossil wallet containing personal and bank cards. All bank cards were cancelled. The credit company informed the complainant that an attempt was made to charge $165 to the card, which was declined.