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, 12:46 a.m., 11000-block 64A Ave.: Complainant reported that his daughter, who was driving, was followed by a group of males in a vehicle. Police attended the residence of the vehicle’s registered owner, and the driver advised he genuinely thought it was his friend driving the vehicle, as they had the same vehicle. The driver understood the seriousness of the incident and requested to speak with the female’s family to apologize for the misunderstanding. The family was updated and a phone call was facilitated for the apology.
• June 30, 11:13 a.m., 9000-block 120th St.: Complainant reported that his vehicle had locked its doors on its own while turned on, and that his son was locked in the vehicle but that the air conditioning was running. Police arrived to unlock the vehicle and were able to do so with the proper tools. The son was in good health and the complainant advised that he was going to take the vehicle to the dealer to have the locking mechanism inspected.
• June 30, 10:50 p.m., 9000-block 112th St.: Complainant reported that a driver was passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle partially on the curb. Police arrived and spoke to a second witness, who noted that the vehicle was still in drive before he and another witness helped the driver from the vehicle, turned off the car and took away the keys. Police formed a suspicion that the driver was possibly impaired, and an approved screening device demand test was read. The driver blew a “fail” and subsequently declined a second test. A 90-day immediate roadside prohibition was given, along with a 30-day vehicle impoundment.
• July 1, 9:43 a.m., 6100-block 120th St.: Police were conducting routine patrols when a vehicle was observed slowing down after seeing the police vehicle. Police queried the licence plate in their system, which showed that the driver needed to be served a driving prohibition notice. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was issued a notice of driving prohibition for two months.
• July 2, 3:53 p.m., 9900-block River Way: Complainant reported that a vehicle had crashed into an embankment at a service construction road. The complainant expressed that the driver appeared to possibly be impaired and they had observed the driver attempting to reverse out of the embankment. Upon police attendance, there was a strong indication of possible drug impairment, and an admission of consuming prescribed morphine. A standardized field sobriety demand was read, and the driver performed poorly. The driver was served a 24-hour driving prohibition and the vehicle was towed.
• July 2, 8:58 p.m., 7800-block 115th St.: Complainant reported that two males were picking up lumber at a construction site and that they believed these males were stealing the lumber. Police attended and located the males with the lumber. Both advised that they were hired by a construction company to pick out the nails from the lumber for the framers tomorrow morning. The males attempted to call the manager of the site, but were unable to contact the manager. Police gave a business card to the males and asked for the manager to contact him directly. Police advised that once the manager confirmed they were allowed to be on the job site, they would be allowed to work again.
• July 2, 9:35 p.m., 10000-block Dunlop Rd.: Police queried the licence plate of a vehicle that was parked at a nearby business. The search revealed the vehicle’s insurance was inactive, despite it having a 2021 decal on the display. The driver was located seated in the driver’s seat smoking a cigarette. The driver was unable to provide insurance papers for the vehicle and it appeared that she knew she did not have active insurance on the vehicle. The driver was told to leave the vehicle parked until she is able to obtain active insurance. The driver advised that she would get insurance the next day and move the vehicle.
• July 2, 10:06 p.m., 8600-block 116th St.: Complainant called police to report that a male was yelling for help in the bushes in the nearby area. Police located the male, who was intoxicated and walking home from a night out on the town when he found himself being swarmed by a large group of prickle bushes. The male did not understand what he had done to the bushes to deserve such treatment, had his life flash before his eyes and began to yell for help. The bushes showed no mercy as the male emerged with bleeding cuts and scratches. Police transported the male to his residence for safe keeping from the prickle bush.
• July 3, 8:14 a.m., 9400-block 120th St.: Police were conducting proactive patrols when an older woman was observed lying on the sidewalk and having difficulty standing up. The woman admitted to drinking overnight and was attempting to get home. She also had scrapes on her elbows and knees. The ambulance attended and medically cleared the female and police transported the female home and left her in the care of friend.