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 Delta Police responded to in the previous week:
• Nov. 22, 10:47 p.m., 11400-block 87th Ave.: Complainant received a phone call offering a refund due to a company shutting down. Complainant allowed the caller remote access to their computer and banking details to deposit the refund. Complainant was then told they were refunded too much money and owed $898 in iTunes cards, which was paid. Complainant contacted Apple who advised the iTunes transaction was cancelled and they may be able to refund the money. Complainant was advised to contact Equifax and be aware of identity fraud.
• Nov. 23, 2:55 a.m., 7800-block 116th St.: Report was received of the theft of Christmas lights from the boulevard. The suspects were observed leaving the scene in a silver Chevy Silverado. Police located the vehicle and the lights, which were in the back seat, pepper spray and tools were seized. Two male suspects were arrested.
• Nov. 24, 9:25 a.m., Hwy. 17/Hwy. 91 Connector: Complainant reported they had pulled over to provide identification to an unknown male who stated the complainant’s vehicle had rolled back and struck the suspects’ vehicle. The unknown male then drove away. There was no damage to the complainant’s vehicle or trailer. No details of the suspect’s vehicle or description was obtained.
• Nov. 24, 1:50 a.m., 10900-block 82nd Ave.: Report was received of suspicious activity by an unknown male and female not associated with the residence. The suspects were then observed attempting to steal bicycles from the area. Police attended and confirmed a break-and-enter to a residence, with access gained by kicking in the door from the attached garage, causing approximately $500 damage. The suspects were located and arrested, and the stolen property recovered.
• Nov. 24, 6:27 p.m., 7700-block 120th St.: Complainant contacted Delta Police to report the theft of personal mail after being alerted by RCMP. Mail recovered included credit cards, bills and insurance documents that had been stolen sometime in 2014.
• Nov. 25, 9:47 a.m., 11800-block 81A Ave.: Complainant reported they had been contacted by a law firm regarding unpaid credit card bills in the amount of $4,515.50. The credit card used had been obtained fraudulently using the complainant’s name. The credit card was cancelled and the complainant was advised to contact Equifax/Transunion for credit monitoring.
• Nov. 26, 12:08 p.m., 7000-block 120th St.: Report was received of an unknown male observed placing items into bags and attempting to leave a business without payment. Products worth $230.25 were recovered, and the suspect was arrested and banned from store.