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 22, 12:03 p.m., 11000-block Monroe Dr.: Complainant reported that her unclosed garage door was entered overnight and that multiple packages of meat had been stolen from her deep freezer. Garage door may have been left open overnight.
• March 24, 7:57 p.m., Nordel Way and 120th Street: Police observed a vehicle swerving within its lane while driving. Police conducted a traffic stop. Upon speaking with the driver, police noticed a strong odour of liquor on the driver’s breath and that the driver had an invalid B.C. driver’s licence. Driver blew into the approved screen device, which registered a fail. The driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside suspension, 30-day vehicle impoundment and a violation ticket for not having a valid driver’s licence.
• March 27, 3:33 p.m., 11800-block 82A Ave.: Complainant contacted police about a vehicle with youth occupants driving recklessly, which he then confronted. Police attended and located the parked vehicle matching the description provided. The driver admitted to accelerating too quickly for road conditions, subsequently making a loud sound. Police spoke to the driver, who was receptive to the conversation, about driving to weather conditions. Police contacted complainant, who appreciated the follow-up and admitted he may have over-reacted.
• March 28, 1:45 p.m., Nordel Way and 120th Street: Police were conducting proactive patrols when they observed a vehicle failing to maintain positioning in its lane and traveling with inconsistent speed. A traffic stop was conduct and the driver admitted to alcohol consumption. Driver blew a fail. The driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside suspension and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.
• March 28, 3:49 p.m., 72nd Avenue and 120th Street: Police were conducting proactive patrols when they located a small fire beside a cardboard dumpster. A security guard was on site also and called Delta Fire. No damage to any structure or the dumpsters. Extensive patrols conducted. Delta Fire attended and put out the fire.
• March 28, 9:45 a.m., 64th Avenue and Westview Drive: Police were called to a report by the City of Delta of graffiti under the overpass. Delta Works were made aware for clean-up.
• March 28, 4:43 p.m., 80th Avenue and 110th Street: Police were called to a report of an unknown male passed out in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Police located the unknown male awake in the vehicle and detected a strong odour of alcohol coming from the interior of the vehicle. The male was read the approved screening device demand and after several failed attempts, refused to provide a sample. The driver was given a 90-day roadside suspension and 30-day vehicle impoundment.