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 the Delta Police responded to in the previous week:
• March 21, 3:31 p.m., 9200 Forest Pl.: Complainant reported that their residence had been entered through an unlocked ground level basement window at the back of the residence. Items stolen include jewelry, Inuit soap stone carvings and cash.
• March 22, 7:45 a.m., 900-block Cliveden Ave.: A business reported that two customer trucks left in the parking lot for repair had been ransacked. Both owners of the trucks had been informed of the incident and attended the yard. Only item stolen appeared to have been a leaf blower. As there was no damage to the trucks it was likely the vehicles were left unlocked.
• March 22, 4:42 p.m., 1100-block Derwent Way: Complainant reported they left their truck in an unlocked compound and the tractor unit was entered. The blower was removed from the tractor leaving it non-operational.
• March 22, 7:28 p.m., 1300-block Cliveden Ave.: A company reported that sometime over the past several days someone had cut the rear fence of the business, entered the property and stolen spare tires and rims valued at $2,500.
• March 24, 1:27 p.m., 8491 118th St.: Complainant reported they had lost their credit card and that approximately 130 fraudulent charges totalling about $7,200 had been made over the past two days in Surrey, Delta, Langley and Vancouver. The bank and police to continue investigating.
• March 24, 5:52 p.m., 9000-block 112A St.: Complainant reported the theft of the decal from their license plate. The theft was discovered by the complainant as the result of receiving a warning ticket from the police.
• March 25, 11:05 a.m., 8600-block Shepherd Way: Complainant reported the theft sometime over the past several days of their uninsured vehicle that was parked in front of their residence. The vehicle, which has little value, can been identified by two bumper stickers. One says “Whistler is the Way” and the other “Stand.”
• March 26, 3:56 p.m., 11700-block 85A Ave.: Complainant reported their father had his tax documents stolen from his residence. The documents, which were on a living room table, include T4 slip, pension statements and banking documents. A similar incident occurred last year. There was no sign of forced entry.
• March 26, 10:57 a.m., 800-block Belgrave Way: A business reported a break-and-enter. Police attended and found entry had been gained by throwing large rocks through a back window and pushing in the security bars. One office was entered and Samsung cell phones were stolen.