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 31, 11:55 a.m., 112th Street and 84th Avenue: A citizen stopped police and pointed out a male they had observed stealing shampoo from a business. Police apprehended the suspect and the stolen items were located in his knapsack. The male was subsequently arrested for theft and the stolen items were returned to the business. Police will proceed by way of summons for the suspect.
• May 31, 11:29 a.m., 11800-block 95A Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of the rear license plate from their vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. No suspects or witnesses found. Information was added to the national police database.
• May 31, 1:51 p.m., River Road and McAdam Road: Complainant reported they left their vehicle at the dog park and, when they returned, found it had been entered and their wallet and house keys stolen. The wallet contained personal and bank cards. Complainant was advised to change the locks on their residence and cancel their banking cards.
• June 1, 8:17 a.m., 9500-block 115A St.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight someone had entered their unlocked vehicle and used the garage door opener in the vehicle to enter their garage. Three mountain bikes were stolen, though two were later recovered in the area. The bicycle that is still missing is described as a Kona “Fire.” Complainant was advised by police to reprogram the garage door.
• June 2, 10:27 a.m., 1500-block Cliveden Ave.: A business reported they received an invoice from one of their manufacturers in China for $7,000 and paid the bill. Later, they discovered from the manufacturer that they did not receive the payment and it was likely hackers had scammed the business.
• June 4, 3:26 p.m., 8400-block Delsom Way: Report received that the strata-owned community mailbox had been broken into and all the mail was stolen. Police attended and found the gate to the area secure and the external steel covers to the mail boxes undamaged. However, once opened, all the mail panels were missing their locks and were open, with flyers being the only mail left in the boxes. Canada Post and the strata company were notified of the theft.