North Delta crime beat, week of May 24

North Delta crime beat, week of May 24

The crime beat aims to inform the public about property crime trends and other files of interest

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 24, 7:34 a.m., 1400-block Cliveden Ave.: A business reported two batteries were stolen from one of their trucks sometime over the past several days.

• May 24, 3:11 p.m., 10800-block Dunlop Rd.: Complainant reported their son and friends witnessed a female smash a vehicle window and steal a purse from the front passenger seat. The female then jumped into the passenger side of another vehicle and sped away. Police located the owner of the (victim) vehicle, who indicated the purse contained personal and bank cards. All bank cards cancelled.

• May 24, 7:00 p.m., 11400 92A Ave.: Complainant received a call from a person posing as a Canada Revenue Agency agent. The suspect stated the complainant owes CRA monies and demanded they send in the funds in iTunes cards. The complainant complied and purchased $2,700 in iTunes cards and gave the card codes to the suspect. Police attempted to trace the calls but with no success. Complainant advised to attempt to cancel the iTune cards if possible.

• May 25, 3:57 p.m., 8800-block Shepherd Way: Complainant reported that someone had used their identity to open an account at a financial institution and defrauded them of $1,000 through a cell phone transaction. Police investigation continues in an attempt to determine where the offences occurred.

• May 25, 6:23 p.m., 11300-block 84th Ave.: A citizen reported observing two male skateboarders removing a large trash can from the recreation center and rolling it towards the skate park. Police attended and located the barrel. None of the skateboarders were willing to provide information but volunteered to return the barrel to the recreation centre.

• May 26, 9:19 a.m., 9200-block 118th St.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight someone had punched the lock on their truck and then attempted to jam an unknown object into the ignition, causing approximately $500 in damage.

• May 27, 2:16 p.m., 11800-block 85A Ave.: Complainant reported the driver’s side front light on their vehicle was smashed sometime overnight. A brown sticky substance on the light indicated a pop bottle was likely used to smash the light.

• May 27, 2:40 p.m., 11800-block 88th Ave.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight the passenger window of their work vehicle, which was parked in front of their residence, was smashed, causing approximately $300 in damage.

• May 28, 7:01 p.m., 8900-block 112th St.: Report received from complainant that a rock was thrown through the rear window of their vehicle while it was parked on the street. Police investigation found a worker in the area who observed several youths throwing rocks at each other and had fled the area when one of the rocks smashed the vehicle window. Patrol of the area proved to be negative.