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 1, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant reported being a victim of fraud after transferring a large sum of money to a male she met online. After transferring the funds, complainant realized the request was suspicious and contacted their financial institution, which was unable to cancel the transfer request. A safety plan was discussed with the complainant.
• March 1, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant contacted police to report the theft of a bag after their credit cards and debit cards were used to purchase items from a business in the 7100-block of 120th Street. Police confirmed with the complainant that their accounts were placed on hold with their financial institution. No suspects or witnesses.
• March 2, 8200-block 120th St.: Complainant reported their vehicle’s window had been broken and the vehicle rummaged through while parked at a local restaurant. Approximately $500 damage was done to the vehicle. A debit card, cash and a brown wallet were stolen from the vehicle. Complainant had multiple unauthorized transactions on their debit card. No surveillance video or witnesses.
• March 2, Nordel Truck Park, Highway 17: A commercial vehicle towing flat deck trailers was observed exiting the truck park in the wrong direction. Vehicle was stopped for a roadside inspection as obvious defects were observed. The inspection resulted in 22 overall defects. All licence plates were removed and seized by police for return to the vehicle’s owner in Alberta, and the owner was issued multiple tickets for violations. The vehicle and trailers were towed to a repair facility.
• March 2, Highway 99 on-ramp northbound at Highway 91: Police observed a vehicle making several lane changes, passing “slower” vehicles at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was clocked by radar travelling at 156 km/h in a 100 km/h zone. The driver was charged with driving at excessive speed and their vehicle was impounded.
• March 3, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant reported a fraud after being emailed an invoice from Norton Antivirus. Complainant called the number on the invoice and granted access to their personal computer, resulting in multiple wire transfers over multiple days of a large sum of money. Police were provided with documents of the wire transfers and emails from an unknown individual. Police advised them to cease all communications and change the passwords on their computer.
• March 4, 6700-block Baker Rd.: Complainant reported the theft of a green Tacoma pickup truck parked on road between March 2 at 7:30 a.m. and March 3 at 12:30 p.m. The vehicle was added to the Canadian Police Information Centre as stolen.
• March 4, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant called to report an attempted fraud of their Fido account after accepting an offer, via email, on a better deal. The fraudster attempted to purchase new phones through the complainant’s account. Complainant was notified of the incident by Fido. Complainant was requesting police assistance for future fraud security.
• March 5, 11800-block 88th Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of their vehicle sometime overnight from the rear lot of a residence. An Airtag left in the vehicle showed the last connection in the area of the 12300-block of 84th Avenue. Area patrols were negative and police were unable to locate the vehicle. No surveillance video or witnesses. Vehicle and plates added to the Canadian Police Information Centre as stolen.
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