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:
• Nov. 14, 9000-block 120th St.: Complainant reported their vehicle in the underground parking lot was broken into and their wallet was stolen. A text message from the credit card company alerted the complainant that their credit card had been fraudulently used. No damage was done to the vehicle. All bank and credit cards were cancelled. Police obtained surveillance video from a business of the credit card being used and disseminated photos for possible identification of a suspect.
• Nov. 15, 700-block Audley Blvd.: A business reported a break-and-enter where a suspect entered the warehouse via a locked door, removed two boxes containing electric bikes and exited through the same door. It is believe the suspect picked the lock. The business has located two posts on Facebook Marketplace containing what they believe to be the stolen bikes. The theft is still under investigation.
• Nov. 16, 7900-block 120th St.: A business reported that someone has been posing as their company on Facebook and had hired a person in Quebec, who is complaining their paycheques have been bouncing. As the owner is the only person working in the business, they believe the situation to be fraudulent. The victim of the fraud was advised to contact the police in their jurisdiction in Quebec. The business was not affected by the fraud as the suspect only has the name and address of the business as posted on Facebook.
• Nov. 17, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant reported they had received a letter from “John Woodgate,” a lawyer for a deceased relative who has left millions of U.S. dollars which have not been claimed. The complainant was asked to provide all their personal information via email in order to make a claim. The complainant did not provide any information and wished to report the letter for police awareness.
• Nov. 19, 11400 89A Ave.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight the catalytic converter had been stolen from their vehicle parked on the street. Damage to the vehicle was approximately $2,000. No suspects or witnesses. Complainant was provided with a file number for insurance purposes.
• Nov. 19, 11800-block 88th Ave.: Report of an intoxicated male in the building who was refusing to leave. Police attended and located the male, who was causing a disturbance in the parking lot by yelling nonsense. The male was arrested for being intoxicated in a public place and transported to cells. A half-empty bottle of rum and marijuana were seized for destruction.
• Nov. 19, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant reported they had been alerted to a cell phone being fraudulently purchased under their name for $500e. Complainant advised they had cancelled their bank card and opened a civil file with Freedom Mobile to investigate the purchase. Incident was reported for information purposes and no further police action was required.
• Nov. 19, 11200-block 88th Ave.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight the catalytic converter had been stolen from their vehicle parked in the driveway of their residence. Police attended and confirmed that nothing was left by the suspects at the scene. A file number was provided for ICBC purposes.
• Nov. 20, 11800 84th Ave.: Complainant reported their vehicle was scratched while parked on the street. Police attended and confirmed the damage to be associated with a mischief file in October and updated the file number. The complainant was provided with the new file number to follow up with ICBC.
• Nov. 20, 9400-block 118th St.: Complainant reported the theft sometime over the past two days of the catalytic converted from their vehicle parked in the driveway. A canvas of the neighbourhood for surveillance video proved negative.
• Nov. 20, 11500 Commonwealth Cres.: Complainant reported they were alerted to someone on their front porch via a motion camera. A female was observed by the complainant taking a stool from the porch and leaving in a brown Toyota sedan with a missing hubcap. The complainant later observed the same vehicle and called 911. Police to examine surveillance video and will continue to investigate the incident.