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:
• Nov. 21, 3:16 a.m., 10500 Delsom Cres.: Complainant reported he observed three males break into the mailboxes at his townhouse complex and flee the scene in a silver or grey four-door sedan. Police attended and found the mailboxes damaged by forced entry and informed Canada Post of the break in.
• Nov. 21, 9:05 a.m., 1400-block Derwent Way: A business reported that sometime overnight suspect(s) accessed the battery compartment of a Freightliner tractor and stole two batteries valued at $200 each.
• Nov. 23, 11:39 p.m., 9300-block 120th St.: A break-and-enter to a business premise was reported to police. Stolen items included cameras, a monitor, keyboard and bar code scanner. File is still under investigation.
• Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m. 9500-block 118th St.: The complaint, believing he was working with a “secret shopping” company, was provided with a cheque for $2,800, which he deposited in the bank to a specified account, keeping $300 for himself as instructed by the company. The complainant was later contacted by the bank informing him the cheque was fraudulent. Investigation by financial institution conducted.
• Nov. 25, 10:50 p.m., 11400 94A Ave.: Complainant reported suspect(s) had broken into the residence by breaking the rear sliding glass door. Items stolen include jewelry and cash. Police investigation continues.
• Nov. 25, 10:15 a.m., 1400-block Derwent Way: Late report of the theft of a 53-foot trailer that was taken from an unlocked trailer lot. The trailer was added to the police computer database.
• Nov. 26, 10:22 a.m., 8400-block 120th St.: Complainant reported his wife was the victim of identity theft. He was informed by the credit card company that her credit card had been used fraudulently to make two withdrawals from the bank. Investigation continues.
• Nov. 26, 3:25 p.m., 11300-block 88th Ave.: Complainant reported her residence had been broken into sometime in the afternoon. Police attended and found entry was gained through a broken window in the basement. Items stolen include multiple electronics and computer(s). Police investigation continues.
• Nov. 27, 4:54 p.m., 800-block Belgrave Way: A business reported that sometime overnight suspects had cut the padlock to the parking compound and threw the lock through a window reinforced with metal bars. No entry was gained.