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North Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 24

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

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. 24, 6:30 p.m., 11400-block 80th Ave.: Police were informed of a possible impaired driver. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver had bloodshot eyes and a distinct odour of liquor was detected. An approved screening device demand was read and one suitable sample provided read “Fail.” A notice of prohibition was read and driver was served an immediate roadside prohibition and vehicle impoundment. Driver left in a taxi.

• Nov. 25, 7:35 a.m., 6700-block Wade Rd.: Report received of a theft of two-wheel dollies from a tow truck that occurred overnight while parked on the street. The dollies were valued at $1,000.

• Nov. 25, 8:44 a.m., 6700-block Baker Rd.: Complainant reported his work van had been broken into while parked on the street. Entry was gained on the driver’s side door, which had been pried open, and insurance papers were stolen. Estimated damage to the door was $150.

• Nov. 25, 9:59 a.m., 7300-block 115th St.: A report of theft from a Toyota was made to Delta police. Within a four-hour timeframe while the vehicle was parked on the street, the hard plastic cover to the spare tire was stolen. The cover costs approximately $1,100.

• Nov. 25, 10:14 a.m., 7600-block 119A St.: Complainant reported someone attempted to steal the catalytic converter from his Honda. It occurred sometime overnight while his vehicle was parked in the side parking lot of his building. The converter was not removed, however the pipe that attaches it was cut. Approximate damage to his vehicle was $500. Complainant advised this is the second time this has happened to his vehicle in the past month and requested extra police patrols in the area.

• Nov. 25, 7:59 p.m., 11900-block 88th Ave.: An employee at a business reported a theft in progress. An unknown female had entered their store, filled a shopping cart with various items before concealing them in two bags and fleeing the store. Approximate value of the items was $100-$200.

• Nov. 26, 7:19 a.m., 9400-block 114th St.: Complainant called to report a theft from his Cargo box trailer that occurred overnight while parked in front of his residence. Police attended and noted handle was cut off the trailer. Missing items included six or seven rolls of copper wire, various tools and three walkie talkies.

• Nov. 26, 11:05 a.m., 10700-block River Rd.: Complainant reported that an unknown person had stolen a gargoyle and a Beethoven bust from her front garden. Approximate value of items is $125.

• Nov. 26, 1:17 p.m., 1200-block Derwent Way: A report was received about a missing trailer from a business. It was not being rented out and was being used by their own company. It was last seen parked in the lot on Nov. 19 and noticed missing on Nov 25. Approximate value of trailer is $3,400.

• Nov. 26, 1:36 p.m., 8800-block Brooke Rd.: Complainant reported a theft from his backyard that occurred overnight. The missing items are an outdoor patio table with glass top, a black heater and a lamp, for a total value of $620.

• Nov. 26, 4:14 p.m., 11600-block 72nd Ave.: Complainant reported he was a victim of a phone scam where a male had posed as a Service Canada employee accusing him of having bank accounts linked to criminal activity. Complainant followed instructions to withdraw $15,000 cash and deposit it into bitcoin terminals at two different locations. He subsequently contacted his bank who informed that the transaction was a scam. He was advised to inform TransUnion, Equifax and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre of the theft as his personal information was compromised.

• Nov. 26, 5:17 p.m., 11800-block 74B Ave.: Delta police received a report of a shed in a backyard being broken into sometime overnight. Shed was secured with a padlock but the doors were pried open. An eight-foot aluminum step ladder worth $150 was stolen.

• Nov. 27, 12:58 p.m., 9000-block 115A St.: Complainant reported pry marks to his front door. Police attended and were shown fresh marks to the wooden door beside the deadbolt. Complainant advised his wife had heard a noise during the night but thought it was the wind. No entry was gained to the residence. Several suggestions were made to enhance home safety.

• Nov. 27, 6:02 p.m., 7900-block 116A St.: Complainant called to report his car had been stolen from in front of his residence sometime overnight. Police attended and were advised the vehicle was locked. All keys were accounted for and nothing of value was inside.

• Nov. 28, 9:01 a.m., 3600-block Highway 17: Vehicle was observed on radar going 148 km/h in a designated and signed 80 km/h area. Driver was issued a violation ticket for excessive speeding and the vehicle was impounded. Driver took a taxi from the scene.

• Nov. 28, 10:06 a.m., 10700-block Doncaster Cres.: Complainant reported that someone had stolen a Canada Post parcel from her front doorstep. She reported the incident to Canada Post for reimbursement purposes.

• Nov. 28, 3:04 p.m., 8100-block 120th St.: A loss prevention officer reported a male trying to steal electronic toothbrushes. He exited the store but dropped the basket with the stolen merchandise upon seeing he was being chased. Approximate value of the recovered merchandise was $600.

• Nov. 29, 12:04 p.m., Woodgrove Avenue and Sunwood Drive: Police received a report of a suspicious person who appeared to be casing homes. An officer attended the area and spoke to the subject of complaint, who advised that he and several of his employees were going door to door offering gutter cleaning services. No issues, legitimate business.


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