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:
• Oct. 18, 5:37 a.m., 6000-block Sunwood Dr.: Police were dispatched to a reported stolen trailer from the complainant’s driveway. Trailer contained work tools valued at over $5,000 and was equipped with multiple locks and company descriptors. Police spoke to a witness who provided helpful information, including a licence plate. Trailer and some property were recovered after the investigation.
• Oct. 19, 7:22 a.m., 7900-block 116th St.: Police were dispatched to a reported mischief after the complainant reported their vehicle had had its rear window smashed with a rock sometime overnight while parked in their driveway. Nothing was stolen and the vehicle appeared otherwise untouched. No suspects, witnesses or CCTV footage found.
• Oct. 20, 12:23 p.m., 6700-block Baker Rd.: Police were dispatched to a reported theft from an unlocked vehicle parked in front of a residence. Entry was gained without damage, and a purse containing multiple cards was taken and subsequently used for purchases. The investigation is ongoing.
• Oct. 21, 9:08 a.m., 8900-block 120th St.: Police observed a vehicle exit a liquor store parking lot before attempting to park in another stall without success. A traffic stop was conducted, with an approved screening device demand read and understood. Two breath samples were provided, and both returned a “warn.” The driver was issued a three-day driving prohibition and subsequent three-day vehicle impoundment.
• Oct. 21, 4:00 p.m., 9600-block 120th St.: Police conducted a traffic stop with a cyclist who wasn’t wearing proper safety equipment. The cyclist repeatedly provided false ID and was subsequently arrested for obstruction, at which point proper ID was located in their possession and confirmed. The cyclist had multiple warrants for their arrest, and was taken to the DPD’s cells without issue.
• Oct. 22, 10:19 a.m., 8300-block 115th St.: Police responded to a late-report break-and-enter after the complainant observed an unknown male attempting to open their front door. The complainant yelled at the male from a window, who claimed he was drunk and thought it was his house. Area patrols were negative. Police are awaiting CCTV of the incident for further investigation.
• Oct. 23, 2:59 a.m., Nordel Way and 120th Street: Police were dispatched to a report of an erratic driver swerving all over the road. Police located the vehicle and noted a distinct odour of liquor emanating from the drive’s breath while they were presenting ID. The approved screening device demand was read and accepted, with the driver being issued a 12-hour suspension and having their vehicle towed.
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