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. 9, 2:35 a.m., 7600-block 119A St.: Police responded to a complaint of music being played loudly, and spoke to the resident at this location. The music was turned down and the resident was warned to keep things quieter at such early hours of the morning.
• Jan. 10, 1:13 p.m. and 4 p.m., location withheld: Police were contacted by a man who claimed he was being followed and threatened. Police attended and spoke with the man, who displayed symptoms of paranoia and did not have any evidence or detailed information to support his claims. The man did not have a place to say, so police transported him to a shelter for the night.
• Jan. 10, 5:24 p.m., 8100-block 120th St.: A loss prevention officer advised a man concealed items in a backpack and left a store without paying for them. Police attended and learned the male was prohibited from being in the store due to a previous offence. Police are recommending charges.
• Jan. 12, 12:16 a.m., 8300-block Delsom Way: A member of the public called the DPD to report an assault in progress, with two males fighting on the ground. Police attended and spoke with a man, who said an unknown male had just broken into a condo building and stolen a package and that he had tried to stop him. A description was provided and police located a man nearby matching the description. The man was arrested for break-and-enter and theft, and later released on conditions. The investigation is ongoing.
• Jan. 12, 6:14 p.m., location withheld: Police were contacted regarding a scam that appeared on Facebook marketplace. The complainant indicated she had listed an item for sale and someone who had an out of province address agreed to purchase the textbook. The buyer indicated she could only pay for the textbook via a cheque of $2,100 and that the seller would have to send back the difference in price. The complainant agreed to this arrangement, and e-transferred the difference to a third party. When the original $2,100 cheque was cancelled the complainant was fortunately able to get her bank to reverse the e-transfer. Police provided the complainant with an education about scams of this nature. For more info on this topic, visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre online.
• Jan. 14, 6:24 p.m., Nordel Way and 120th Street: Police on patrol came across a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Nordel Way and 120th Street. One vehicle was travelling westbound on Nordel Way through 120th Street when a vehicle travelling eastbound on Nordel made a left turn onto 120th. The force of the collision spun the eastbound vehicle into another vehicle waiting in the left-turn lane in the intersection. One driver was taken to hospital with injuries later confirmed as not life altering. The investigation is ongoing.