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:
• May 28, 9:01 a.m., 11300-block 72nd Ave.: A resident reported ongoing traffic issues with vehicles travelling down the bus lane. The caller requested an increase of patrol during the morning rush for school. Police have noted this issue and will increase patrols in area.
• May 29, 3:59 a.m., 8200-block Nordel Way: Police observed a vehicle swerving in their lane. A vehicle stop was initiated and alcohol was detected. The driver provided breath samples resulting in a fail. The driver was served a 30-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 90 days. The driver walked home while his vehicle was towed away.
• May 29, 8:07 a.m., 11000-block 64A Ave.: Police received a report from a vehicle owner that someone had entered into his unlocked vehicles overnight. Items were thrown around the inside of the two vehicles. It appears that no items were removed from either vehicle. The owner cleaned up the vehicles prior to police attendance. Friendly reminder: if you notice that your car has been broken into, please refrain from touching anything until police arrive.
• May 30, 6:51 p.m., 8100-block 120th St.: Police were advised that a customer in the Real Canadian Superstore had switched the sticker prices on some items. The products were recovered and no charges were laid. The customer was issued a six-month store ban and escorted off the property.
• May 31, 10:01 p.m., 10900-block 86A Ave.: Police responded to a report of vehicles speeding in the area. Officers attended and located a house party. Police spoke with the home owner and advised him of the driving complaint and noise bylaws in Delta. No further problems reported.
• June 1, 5:32 p.m., 8100-block 120th St.: A complainant reported that she believed a driver had just completed a drug interaction in the parking lot. Additionally, the complainant thought the driver might have been intoxicated due to his mannerisms. Although the driver and vehicle were gone upon police arrival, neighbouring police agencies were informed.
• June 2, 1:00 a.m., 7000-block 120th St.: An employee requested Delta police assistance with an unwanted customer in the restaurant. A male became upset over the time it took to get his meal. Police attended and spoke with the male who agreed to leave the restaurant.
• June 2, 11:12 a.m., 11900-block 89A Ave.: Complainant reported that her vehicle was broken into while parked overnight in an open parking lot attached to the complex. Nothing appeared stolen, however the car radio had been damaged by attempts to remove it by force. Entry was possibly gained through unlocked car doors.