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 4, 11:20 a.m., Dunlop Road and Brook Road: Police observed two vehicles with the drivers yelling and honking at each other. Police stopped both vehicles for an apparent case of road rage. Both drivers were advised of proper driving habits and told that if any future incidents occurred they were to contact police.
• May 4, 8:00 a.m., 11800-block 88th Ave.: Someone at an apartment complex reported a loud noise and found five mail boxes were open. No damage was observed and the strata manager was advised to contact Canada Post.
• May 5, 7:16 p.m., Highway 17 and Highway 91: Report received of a vehicle swerving in and out of the lanes. Police located the vehicle and the driver provided two breath samples which both read “Fail.” The suspect was given a 90-day roadside suspension.
• May 5, 8:28 a.m., 10100-block Nordel Crt.: Complainant reported the theft of four batteries from their tractor while it was parked in the rear parking lot of a service station. The batteries were unbolted from an unlocked battery box.
• May 5, 3:24 a.m., 11400-block 82nd Ave.: A report was received of a car alarm going of periodically in the area. Police located the vehicle, contacted the owner of the vehicle and arranged to have the car battery disconnected.
• May 6, 7:39 a.m., 8800-block 118th St.: A report was received of construction noise. Police attended the scene and spoke with a person installing a heating system, who stated they were unaware of the bylaw prohibiting construction noise prior to 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Police issued a verbal bylaw warning.
• May 6, 4:47 p.m., 10100-block Nordel Crt: Police received a report of a possible impaired driver drinking a beer in the parking lot. Police conducted a vehicle stop as the car pulled out of the parking lot. The driver admitted to drinking a beer earlier in the day. Two breath samples provided by the suspect read “Pass” and no alcohol was found in the vehicle. The suspect was sent on their way.
• May 6, 9:12 p.m., 11700-block Nordel Way: Police received a report of four or five teenagers throwing rocks at cars from the overpass. Police attended the area but the youths were gone on arrival.
• May 6, 7:46 p.m., 12000-block Nordel Way: Police stopped a vehicle after a check of the police database indicated the owner had an invalid driver’s license. An odor of alcohol was detected and two breath samples provided read “Fail.” As a result, the suspect was given a driving prohibition and a ticket for driving without a driver’s license.
• May 7, 3:27 p.m., 900-block Cliveden Ave.: A report was received of a suspicious vehicle driving slowly back and forth in the area for two hours. Police investigation located the vehicle and the owner of the vehicle advised police they were teaching their son how to drive and would be on their way.