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:
• June 28, 700-block Cliveden Dr.: A business reported the theft sometime overnight of a catalytic converter from a vehicle parked in the back lot of the business. The complainant will provide the police with security video which shows a U-Haul entering the lot, followed by a loud grinding noise.
• June 28, 8000-block 113B St.: Complainant reported the catalytic converter was partially cut off the motor home parked in front of their residence. The converter, valued at $3,000, is damaged beyond repair. The suspect fled the scene when neighbours came outside to investigate the noise. The neighbour’s security video captured images and it appears to be the same vehicle involved in a previous theft, although make/model of the vehicle have not been determined.
• June 29, 11000-block 80th Ave.: Complainant reported that sometime over the past two days, $200 and some medication were stolen from their vehicle parked in the underground parking lot. The complainant indicated they may have left the doors of the vehicle unlocked. No security video or suspects at this time.
• June 29, 900-block Highway 91: A car travelling at high speed approached a police vehicle and then passed at a speed clocked at 130 km/h. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and the driver provided their driver’s licence and registration. The driver was charged with and received a ticket for driving at an excessive speed. The vehicle was impounded and the driver left the scene in an arranged ride.
• June 29, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant attended the North Delta Public Safety Building to report suspicious phone calls they had received. They indicated they have been dealing with their mother’s estate, and the calls they received were purported to be from the Delta Police Department to say the complainant was being investigated for fraudulent activity. Assuming this was to do with their mother’s estate, the complainant divulged personal information. The complainant was advised to contact TransUnion and Equifax to prevent further fraud.
• June 29, 600-block Chester Rd.: A business reported the theft of a catalytic converter from its work vehicle. Police were provided with security video showing an unknown male, approximately 30-40 years of age, riding a bicycle and then crawling under the vehicle and remaining there for a long duration. The male then appeared and stood up with the catalytic converter in hand. Pictures of the suspect to be distributed for possible identification.
• July 1, 1600-block Cliveden Ave.: Complainant reported two suspects broke into a parked food truck and stole $1,000 cash and other items, including several knives. Security video shows a male and female in dark baggy clothing gaining access to the truck through an unlocked side window and leaving the area on foot. A piece of evidence seized from the scene to be examined and then logged into exhibits.
• July 2, Delsom Way and 84th Avenue: Police conducted a roadblock at the location and stopped a vehicle whose driver had a strong odour of liquor on their breath. The suspect was unable to produce a driver’s licence. The suspect provided two breath samples which both read “warn,” and as a consequence was given a three-day driving prohibition, a vehicle ticket and a roadside suspension. The vehicle was not impounded but removed from the roadway by a friend.
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