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North Delta crime beat, week of July 7

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

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 7, 11:11 a.m., 10800-Block 82nd Ave.: Complainant called police and reported that three tires were punctured overnight. When police arrived they found both driver-side tires and the back passenger-side tire flat. A half-inch slice was observed; punctures were likely caused by a knife. ICBC had been contacted to deal with the damages.

• July 8, 6:44 p.m., 8800-block 112A St.: A 911 call came in to report that a young child was drowning in the backyard pool. Police arrived on scene and located the child conscious and breathing. In conversation with witnesses, it was determined that children were playing outside in the backyard when one of the children was pushed and fell into the pool. Quick action by nearby adults helped pull the child to safety. A reminder during the summer months while more activities take place outside to supervise children, especially around pools.

• July 9, 11:53 p.m., Russell Drive: Police received reports of a woman who left her residence, possibly driving while impaired. Police observed the female driver returning to the area and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. After a significantly delayed reaction to police lights and sirens, the driver pulled over. There were obvious signs of impairment. Vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the female left the scene in a taxi.

• July 10, 10:36 a.m., 10500-block Nordel Way: Members of Delta Police Department’s commercial vehicle safety enforcement team initiated a traffic stop of a truck. A mechanical inspection was conducted roadside, which found many critical safety defects. The truck’s licence plates were seized and returned to ICBC, and the truck was towed.

• July 11, 4:06 p.m., 7900-block 119th St.: A complainant called police to report that she received a phone call from individuals claiming to be from a bank security department. The callers requested access to her accounts over the phone. The female provided the requested information and gave access to her account, which resulted in money being withdrawn. Her bank is now investigating the fraudulent activity.

• July 11, 7:04 p.m., 11600-block Commonwealth Cresc.: Report was made to police about a banking scam. The complainant advised that a significant amount of money had been withdrawn from his account. The male stated that he received a message from what he believed to be a viable financial institution advising that there was some suspicious activity on his account that required his review to avoid account suspension. He provided his username and password. His bank is now investigating.

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