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. 3, 88th Avenue and 119th Street: Complainant reported their vehicle had its rear window smashed and had been rummaged through. Approximately $5 in change was stolen. No surveillance video or witnesses.
• Nov. 3, 7800-block 115A St.: Complainant reported a break-in to their home. The suspect likely entered the house through a bathroom window. A bedroom safe appeared to have been pried open and items were taken. Identification services to attend to locate possible fingerprints. A basement tenant who was home at the time indicated they did not hear any suspicious activity.
• Nov. 4, 700-block Derwent Way: A business reported the theft of several aluminum posts. The suspects entered the property by cutting the chain on the rear fence. The posts are described as eight feet long by six inches wide, with a total value of $300. Police discussed strategies to prevent further incidents. The property has since been secured with thicker chain and a padlock.
• Nov. 5, 10500-block Harrogate Dr.: Complainant reported the theft of the catalytic converter from their vehicle parked in the driveway. No surveillance video was available due to a power outage in neighbourhood. File number provided for ICBC.
• Nov. 5, 11500-block 93rd Ave.: Complainant reported the catalytic converter had been stolen from their vehicle sometime overnight. Police attended and a canvass of the neighbourhood proved negative, likely due to the loud windstorm in the area at the time which obscured any noise of the converter being sawed off the vehicle. File number provided for insurance purposes.