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:
• July 18, 11000-block 80th Ave.: Complainant invested $500 in crypto currency as a result of an ad they saw on Facebook. Subsequently the complainant was unable to make contact with the company with whom they had made the investment. The complainant immediately cancelled their credit card. As they had provided the company with personal and banking information, they were advised to contact Equifax and TransUnion as a precaution. A Google search by police returned multiple posts regarding the company being a scam.
• July 18, 1600-block Cliveden Dr.: A business reported that security video revealed a male had cut through the fence of the property and remove the catalytic converters from four vehicles parked in the locked lot. Estimated loss is $4,000. Video did not show suspect’s vehicle and was unable to provide any distinguishing characteristics of the male.
• July 19, 11000-block 83rd Ave.: Complainant reported that they had contacted an unknown female via Twitter and invested $5,000 in crypto currency. Subsequently, they found the transaction to be fraudulent. Complainant to provide details of the interactions of the investment and register with Equifax.
• July 19, 1500-block Cliveden Dr.: A business reported that approximately $7,500 worth of aluminum framing had been stolen from outside the rear loading bay doors. Police attended and were advised that an additional $2,000 worth of rivets and $25,000 worth of aluminum panels had also been stolen. The goods had been stored outside in an unlocked compound easily accessible by vehicle. Neighborhood queries proved negative.
• July 21, 600-block Chester Rd.: A business reported the theft sometime overnight of a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked at the rear of the premises. Police obtained photographs of the vehicle and the area. Information reported to ICBC.
• July 21, 1300-block Derwent Way: A business reported two storage containers on their premises had the locks cut but there was no significant damage or loss of property. Video surveillance showed two males in a silver Honda Civic as possible suspects. Image of vehicle disseminated for possible identification.
• July 23, 7600-block 116A St.: Complainant reported they had been contacted by a person pretending to be a Telus employee. The complainant gave the caller personal and banking information in order to purchase an iPhone Max Pro and sign a contract. Subsequently, they found the phone had been shipped to an Ontario address and charges made to their Bell account. Bell was contacted and the transaction was cancelled.
• July 24, 8800-block 112th St.: Complainant reported a theft sometime overnight from their unlocked vehicle parked in their driveway. Items stolen include a passport, Rayban sunglasses, SIN card, phone charger, work permit, gas cards and a study permit. No damage was done to the vehicle.
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