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:
• Oct. 20, 9:15 a.m., 11000 84 Ave.: Complainant had his van towed from Vancouver and parked in front of his residence, and when he returned to it in the morning the van was gone. The van had a full tank of gas and contained miscellaneous drywall and painting tools. The towing company indicated they had no interest in the van as all bills were paid in full. The van, described as a grey 2000 Dodge Caravan, was entered in the police computer database.
• Oct. 21, 7:20 p.m., 8900-block Russell Dr.: Complainant reported his unlocked garden shed had been entered sometime overnight. Several items valued at approximately $3,000 were stolen, including chainsaws, blowers and jerry cans.
• Oct. 21, 9:08 p.m., 11900-block 88 Ave.: Complainant left his truck in the parking lot and when he returned he found the door lock had been punched and the truck entered. Insurance papers left in the glovebox were stolen.
• Oct. 22, 9:15 a.m., 11700-block 80 Ave.: Complainant reported a break-in to his vehicle parked in the driveway of his residence. Nothing appears to have been stolen. The complainant advised police he has video surveillance showing a male riding a mountain bike smashing the passenger side window of the vehicle. Police investigation found nine further break-ins to vehicles had occurred in the same area.
• Oct. 22, 8:28 a.m., 11800 82A Ave.: Complainant reported the driver side door window to her vehicle had been smashed and her vehicle rummaged throughout. Nothing was stolen but damage to the vehicle was approximately $1,500. The incident was similar to two others in the area at about the same time.
• Oct. 23, 9:54 am, 9900-block River Rd.: Report received from a complainant that their business had been broken into sometime overnight. The suspects cut the chain link fence and gained entry to the compound. Four steel pipe rollers valued at approximately $2,500 were stolen.
• Oct. 23, 1:55 p.m., 8400-block 120 St.: Complainant reported he left his bike locked in the parking lot while he was dining in a restaurant. When he returned, he found the chain locking the bike had been cut and the bike stolen. The complainant provided police with the serial number of the bike, which is valued at $1,500.
• Oct. 24, 1:29 a.m., 9100-block 118 St.: Complainant reported their vehicle, which was parked in their driveway, was damaged. The front passenger side tire had a large hole in the top of it and the same quarter panel was ripped away from the body of the vehicle. It is unclear how the damage was caused.