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 23, 1300-block Cliveden Ave.: A business reported a male had stolen a donation box containing approximately $150 from the front counter at 2:30 p.m. The suspect is described as white, approximately 30 years of age, six feet tall with a slim build, and wearing black and white shoes, a white t-shirt, a black hoodie with white design, a black baseball hat with a large white star, and carrying a blue and yellow backpack. Video surveillance to be sent to police.
• June 24, 800-block Cliveden Ave.: A business reported the theft of catalytic converters from two of its vehicles parked at the rear of the building sometime over the past two days. Police attended and found a broken saw in an open gated area. No suspect or video surveillance. Theft reported to ICBC.
• June 25, 1500-block Derwent Way: Complainant reported their unlocked vehicle had been entered sometime overnight and a wallet stolen. The wallet belonged to a friend who had been driving the vehicle. The wallet contained approximately $1,000 in cash, a driver’s licence and credit cards. The suspect also attempted to start the vehicle by hot-wiring it but without success.
• June 26, 1500-block Cliveden Ave.: Complainant reported the theft sometime overnight of their vehicle parked at the rear of their home. The vehicle was left unlocked and contained minimal fuel. The car may have been started with a key hidden in a concealed metal box. Police provided the complainant with a file number for insurance purposes.
• June 26, 7400-block 118th St.: Complainant reported a break-and-enter at a relative’s home while they are out of town. The residence is alarmed but the alarm was not active. Point of entry was a basement side door that was kicked in. The bedrooms were rummaged through and approximately $40,000 in jewelry and clothing was stolen. The complainant feels this was a targeted theft. Identification Services to process the scene.
• June 26, 11000-block 84A Ave.: Complainant reported multiple thefts from a gated community. Two suspects were observed on surveillance video jumping the fence. Items stolen include a $200 ladder, $300 sample case and an adult bicycle valued at $500. The sample case was later recovered in a garbage bin. Nothing suitable for Identification Services as the area was likely contaminated.