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:
• March 16, 09:45 a.m., Nordel Way and 120th Street: Police performed a routine traffic stop on a vehicle that was observed in the area. Once the driver was identified and checked, police found that he was a prohibited driver. The driver was charged and his vehicle was towed. The driver opted to walk home from the location.
• March 17, 1:30 p.m., 8500-block 120th St.: Police were conducting regular patrols in the area when they pulled up beside a vehicle. The passenger looked at police and quickly exited the vehicle. Police followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 11400-block of 84th Ave. The driver appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was detained. A drug recognition expert was called upon and the driver was issued a 24-hour impaired after a standard field sobriety test was given. Multiple cellphones, cash and drug paraphernalia were located in the vehicle. DPD’s new traffic specialty dog unit was deployed to search the vehicle further, but no further evidence was located by the canine.
• March 18, 9:35 a.m., 8800-block 116th St.: Police attended a report of mischief to auto. The complainant called to advise that sometime overnight someone had spray painted his vehicle. The passenger side mirror was also broken during this incident. No witnesses to the incident.
• March 19, 6:40 a.m., 9100-block 119A St.: Complainant called in to report his vehicle was stolen from his driveway as he left it running to warm up. Police attended to conduct area patrols for the vehicle and to speak to the registered owner. The vehicle’s description was broadcast to DPD and other Lower Mainland jurisdictions. Twenty minutes later, the stolen vehicle was spotted by police in another jurisdiction. A vehicle stop was conducted, the complainant was transported to his vehicle and the suspect was given a ride to jail.
• March 20, 1:00 p.m., 6800-block 120th St.: Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle to check for impairment. Upon speaking with the driver, police noticed a distinct odour of liquor on the breath of the individual. A breathalyzer test was performed where the driver blew a “warn.” The driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition.
• March 21, 12:30 p.m., 7000-block 120th St.: Staff at a local business called in to report a known shoplifter was in the store, and that they were believed to have concealed items. The male left the store with the unpaid merchandise, was subsequently arrested for theft and banned from the store.