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:
• July 12, 11600-block 87A Ave.: Complainant reported they left their vehicle parked overnight and when they returned they found the passenger side door open. The vehicle was previously damaged making it easy to reach in and open the passenger door. Nothing stolen from the vehicle but reported for information purposes.
• July 12, 11:54 a.m., 1600-block Cliveden Ave.: Complainant reported the decal stolen from the license plate on their commercial vehicle.
• July 14, 4:04 p.m., 10000 Nordel Crt.: A report of mischief at the bog. Several items for a scavenger event were found broken. Police attended and located several youth who were cooperative but denied any involvement.
• July 14, 6:33 p.m., 11600 96th Ave.: A business reported that a person had stolen $250 worth of Keno lottery tickets. The person pretended to pay with a debit card, reached over and took the tickets, and then fled the store.
• July 16, 9:38 p.m., 8800-block 120th St.: A vehicle with five persons inside was stopped by police after leaving a liquor establishment. The driver produced a class 7 novice driver’s license. A very strong odour of liquor was noticed on the breath of the driver. The driver provided police with two breath samples with both reading “Fail.” The driver was served with a 90-day roadside driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• July 16, 12:01 p.m., 11100 Patricia Dr.: Complainant reported their vehicle parked on the street had been vandalized sometime overnight. Police attended the scene and found the vehicle had oil spilled on it and the driver’s side door was scratched.
• July 16, 3:06 p.m., 8800-block 120th St.: Police initiated a stop of a vehicle observed leaving a liquor establishment. Two breath samples provided by the driver both read “Fail.” As a result, the driver was given an immediate 90-day roadside driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days.