(James Smith photo)

(James Smith photo)

North Delta crime beat, week of June 14

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:

• June 10, 7:50 a.m., 10000-block Nordel Crt.: Complainant reported that sometime between the afternoon of June 5 and 6:30 a.m. on June 10 the locks on three units at a storage facility were cut. Owners of the units were contacted to identify anything missing. CCTV review revealed two suspects accessing the premises through a small hole in the south fence at 2:43 a.m. on June 9. Items observed to have been touched by the suspects on the CCTV were seized for forensic analysis.

• June 10, 8:04 a.m., 10000-block 74th Ave.: Complainant reported a theft from vehicle while it was parked in front of the residence the night of June 9. At approximately 4:30 a.m., the complainant discovered that a messy search had been made of the vehicle. Items stolen totaled approximately $900 and included cash, Ray-Ban reading glasses, Maui Jim sunglasses and a GPS unit. A neighbour’s CCTV footage is being forwarded to police.

• June 10, 11:25 a.m., 8000-block 117A St.: Complainant reported that sometime between May 30 and June 2 one of their vacant rental properties was broken into. Multiple electrical cords were cut from the walls of the residence, which was undergoing an electrical upgrade. The electrician attended the residence and observed all of the electrical wires were cut from the open walls. Police attended and spoke with the complainant, who advised the back door was left unlocked. Approximately $3,500 worth of damage was done.

• June 11, 9:45 a.m., 9000-block 119th St.: Complainant reported their pickup truck was stolen from in front of their residence sometime after midnight. Along with the truck and its gas, a camera, GPS, cell phone and tools were taken. Upon canvassing the neighbourhood, a neighbour was found who had witnessed the vehicle being driven off at 3:23 that morning.

• June 11, 8:10 p.m., 11000-block 78th Ave.: Complainant reported an abandoned and insecure vehicle with no licence plates on the street in front of their home. Police attended and observed the vehicle, which had been reported stolen from Surrey two days earlier. The vehicle had been stripped of the catalytic converter, battery and spare tire, and had possible minor fire/heat damage. High-quality video footage of the vehicle showed two males leaving the scene at approximately noon on June 9 and leaving in a taxi. The vehicle’s owner was advised of its recovery.

RELATED: South Delta crime beat, week of June 14

SEE ALSO: Delta crime beat: week of May 30 to June 5

SEE ALSO: Delta crime beat: week of May 23 to 29

SEE ALSO: Delta crime beat: week of May 16 to 22


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