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:
• May 10, 10:24 a.m., 8900-block Shepherd Way: Complainant reported that someone had spray painted their fence with neon paint. Police spoke with the person suspected of doing the spray painting and warned them of possible criminal and civil repercussions for property damage.
• May 11, 3:17 p.m., 8300-block 112th St.: An employee of a business reported a customer had assaulted one of their staff members. Police attended and found a male who had attempted to return goods and, when he was refused, spilled gas in the store before leaving. When the suspect was approached by an employee, the suspect shoved the employee. Police attended and arrested the suspect for assault. The suspect was then released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.
• May 11, 4:40 p.m., 11500-block 92nd Ave.: Police received a report of a vehicle swerving in and out of the lane. Police located the vehicle and spoke with driver, who was not intoxicated but very tired.
• May 13, 6:48 p.m., 8800-block Shepherd Way: A found bicycle was dropped off at the police station. A check of the police database did not reveal any lost or stolen bikes recently in the area. The bike was logged into exhibits pending identification by the owner.
• May 14, 2:41 p.m., 9500-block 116th St.: Complainant reported their neighbour had been using a chainsaw on a Sunday morning. Police attended and spoke to the neighbour, who was cutting up firewood. A noise bylaw warning was given and the neighbour advised they were finished for the day.
• May 14, 11:48 a.m., 8400-block Nordel Way: Police received the license plate number of a vehicle driving erratically in the area. Police patrol was unable to locate the vehicle. A warning letter was sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.