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 1, 1:15 p.m., 1000-block Cliveden Ave.: Police were called to a report of a trailer theft. The complainant advised police that nobody had permission to take the trailer. The trailer is of the TNT brand, white in colour and 15 feet long.
• June 3, 10:24 a.m., 11500-block 84th Ave.: Police were called to a report of a bike theft from an underground parking garage. Police met with the complainant who advised that the bikes were secured to a chain and lock, which had been cut off. DPD had recovered the bikes the previous night due to another report being filed, and returned the bikes to the complainant.
• June 3, 1:15 p.m., 11800-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Police were called to a report of an individual trespassing on private property. Investigation is ongoing.
• June 4, 7:48 p.m., 11800-block 81st Ave.: Police received a report of theft from auto. Complainant advised police that they left their vehicle unlocked and some items were taken while others were scattered. Complainant also advised police that there was no damage to the vehicle. A reminder that theft from auto is a crime of opportunity. Thieves will take the opportunity to steal anything that they deem valuable. Please remove all valuables from your vehicle.
• June 4, 8:18 p.m., 11200-block 88th Ave.: Police were dispatched to a residential fire. Delta Fire had extinguished the fire prior the police arrival. Police spoke with tenants who advised they were outside when the fire started. Fire is not considered suspicious and no injuries were reported.
• June 5, 1:39 p.m., 6600-block 120th St.: Police received a report of an individual holding onto a light pole, and it was believed that they required assistance. Police arrived on scene and saw an individual who was having a hard time standing. Upon approach, police could smell a distinct odour of liquor. Police were advised by a witness that the individual may have been hit by a car while they were crossing the crosswalk. Police transported the individual to the hospital due to the level of intoxication and the possibility that they had been struck by a vehicle. Investigation is ongoing.
• June 6, 11:29 p.m., 11200-block Nordel Way: Police observed a vehicle driving at inconsistent speeds and swerving between lanes. Police conducted a traffic stop and noticed a distinct odour of liquor coming from the driver’s breath. The driver provided a breath sample, resulting in “warn” and a three-day immediate roadside prohibition.
• June 7, 12:32 a.m., 8000-block Nordel Way: Police observed a vehicle making a wide turn and conducted a vehicle stop to check for sobriety. During the vehicle stop, police determined that the driver had an invalid licence, in addition to blowing a “warn.” The driver was served a violation ticket, a seven-day immediate roadside prohibition and his car was impounded.
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