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 3, 2:04 p.m., 6700-block Carncross Cres.: Complainant reported four to five teenagers at a park in the neighbourhood. The youths were seen throwing a tennis ball back and forth, using a knife, swearing and making occupants feel uncomfortable. Foot patrols of area negative as there was a 10-minute time delay prior to call for police.
• March 5, 11:20 a.m., 8600-block of 119th St.: A Delta police officer located a vehicle parked facing northbound on the east side of the street with its front passenger window smashed and glass scattered inside the vehicle and on the sidewalk. The registered owner was contacted and confirmed a theft. The owner confirmed the vehicle had been parked on the roadway for several months due to a flat front passenger tire. Nothing of value was inside and nothing was observed missing. The glove box was open and visible damage was done to the front passenger key lock.
• March 5, 3:15 p.m., 7200-block 120th St.: Complainant reported that his bicycle had been stolen. The complainant advised the he locked his competition road bike to a bicycle rack. The complainant returned shortly after to find his bicycle and lock stolen. Bike is further described as black in colour with a “Ride to Conquer Cancer” sticker affixed to the frame. Approximate value of the bike is $1,400.
• March 5, 12:51 p.m., 7000-block 120th St.: Complainant reported he parked his vehicle in the parking lot of Scottsdale Centre and that upon returning he noticed that his GPS device valued at $350 had been stolen. Police spoke with the complainant who stated he believed he accidentally pressed his key fob and disarmed his alarm and unlocked the vehicle. No damage or forced entry was observed. No other items were stolen.
• March 7, 9:51 a.m., No. 6 Road off-ramp from Highway 91 in Richmond: A Delta police officer observed a BMW speeding and tailgating in a marked 90 km/h zone. The driver changed lanes, accelerated quickly, then changed lanes back. The officer followed the driver and estimated the speed of the vehicle at 140 km/h. Radar locked the BMW’s speed at 142 km/h. It was noted that the vehicle also had tinted front driver and passenger windows. The driver was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with excessive speeding, following too closely and unauthorized tinting of windows. Vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.
• March 7, 10:47 a.m., 10900-block River Rd.: Police were dispatched to a residence following a report of a fraud. The complainant attempted to buy a video game system off of Facebook Marketplace. The seller requested an e-transfer of $240 in order to ship the item to the complainant. The complainant completed the e-transfer and the individual subsequently deleted his Facebook account and stopped responding. All of the messages between both parties were via Facebook Messenger and the complainant had no further details of the seller for identification purposes. The complainant advised her bank in hopes of having the funds reversed. The complainant was counselled to refrain from sending e-transfers to unknown persons contacted via social media buy/sell groups or non-legitimate business.
• March 7, 11:54 a.m., 11500-block 80th Ave.: A Delta police officer was conducting on-foot laser enforcement at McCloskey Elementary and observed a BMW at a high rate of speed. Laser confirmed the speed at 75 km/h in a marked 30 km/h school zone. A traffic stop was initiated. The driver produced an interim B.C. class 7 driver’s licence. The driver was charged under the Motor Vehicle Act with excessive speeding and driving contrary to restrictions due to too many passengers. Vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.
• March 7, 6:05 p.m., 8000-block 112th St.: Complainant reported having been approached by an aggressive dog while walking his own dog. The complainant advised the dog did not bite him or his dog, however the complainant was worried a passerby may be attacked. No owner was in site. Police attended, however area patrols for an aggressive dog were negative. No additional calls regarding the dog despite numerous pedestrians in the area. Dog is suspected to have returned home without issue.
• March 8, 12:17 a.m., 7200-block 115th St.: Complainant called Delta police advising his neighbour’s dog was outside, barking quite loudly. A Delta police officer attended the residence and spoke to the owner, who had already put his dog inside his residence after realizing the dog was getting loud. The owner advised he will be leaving his dog inside for the night.
• March 8, 9:00 p.m., 8600-block 116th St.: A Delta police officer was conducting routine patrols when he observed an SUV driving at 115 km/h in a posted 50 km/h residential area. The vehicle was intercepted in the 9100-block of 116th St. and stopped. The driver produced a Class 7 learner driver’s licence. Furthermore, no “L” sign was displayed on the vehicle. The driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speeding, driving contrary to restrictions and failing to display an “L” sign, and issued a seven-day impoundment as per the Motor Vehicle Act.