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 7, 3:07 p.m., 8900-block 115th St.: Complainant reported that the sunroof on her mother’s vehicle had been broken while parked in the driveway. In addition to the sunroof, there was a scratch on the driver’s door and a dent on the hood. Damage to the vehicle was approximately $2,000.
• June 7, 12:51 p.m., 11900-block 92nd Ave.: Report received that complainant’s unlocked vehicle was rummaged through some time overnight while parked in her carport. Small items taken were nothing of value.
• June 7, 11:25 a.m., 8500-block Delnova Dr.: A report was made about a break-and-enter in the complainant’s garage by an unknown suspect. Suspect opened the garage door and stole a bike valued at $2,150. Garage door was likely left open.
• June 7, 9:06 a.m., 8500-block 120th St.: A company vehicle was stolen while parked in the parking lot of a business. Theft occurred sometime overnight, and point of entry is unknown as the vehicle was locked and all keys accounted for. Vehicle has since been recovered.
• June 8, 5:56 p.m., 6700-block Westview Dr.: Complainant called to report the shed on the southwest side of her residence was broken into sometime during the evening. She was unaware if anything was stolen, however the padlock was ripped off the door. It was determined nothing was taken. She was advised to ensure lights are set up in back of residence.
• June 8, 10:04 a.m., 8100-block 120th St.: A loss prevention officer reported that a female in her early 20s attempted to steal $557 worth of goods from a business. The unknown female gathered electric toothbrush heads, a book, a water bottle and two gift bags and then attempted to leave the store without paying. The female was confronted, but refused to remain on scene.
• June 8, 5:55 a.m., 11500-block 84th Ave.: Complainant reported significant damage to his vehicle while parked in his driveway. The rear windows were smashed, tires were popped and the sides of the vehicle were scratched. No sign of entry to the vehicle and no items stolen from within. Estimated damage $3,000
• June 9, 9:03 a.m., 9200-block 117A St.: Delta police received a report of the theft of five small packages from the front porch of complainant’s home. Total value of $200.
• June 10, 10:10 a.m., 11100-block Monroe Dr.: A large hanging flower basket was stolen from complainant’s front door at approximately 4:30 a.m. Total value of the flowers was approximately $150.
• June 11, 7:17 p.m., 7600-block 115th St.: Complainant reported a stolen portable BBQ valued at $500.
• June 11, 6:42 p.m., 8800-block 120th St.: A report was made regarding the theft of a catalytic converter from the complainant’s 2003 Volvo, with no other damage noted.
• June 11, 2:24 p.m., 8800-block 120th St.: DPD officer conducted a traffic stop to confirm driver sobriety. A distinct odour of liquor was emanating from the driver’s mouth area. The driver stated his last drink was 10-11 hours ago. An approved screening device was used, and read a “warn.” Driver was issued a 24-hour immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was towed. Driver left in a taxi.
• June 11, 10:19 a.m., 8500-block 115A St.: Complainant reported she was a victim of a CRA fraud. A male who was posing as a CRA agent who told her that she owed $3,816 to the Canada Revenue Agency, threatening her with arrested. She withdrew the money and deposited the lump sum into a crypto-currency ATM. She provided Delta police with several phone numbers which the “agent” called her from and all were negative. One number was the DPD’s non-emergency number, which was spoofed. She was referred to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center for further resources.
• June 13, 10:50 a.m., 7000-block 120th St.: A report was received about a stolen bicycle from outside a business establishment. The owner left his bike outside for 10 minutes and when he returned, the bike was gone. The bike had a chain lock through the tires, but was not locked to the pole it was leaning on. A reminder that DPD offers free bike registration through Project 529. In the case where you bike is stolen and recovered, the DPD can quickly reunite you with your bike.
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