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. 25, 5:13 a.m., 10900 River Rd.: Complainant reported suspect(s) entered his residence through an unlocked basement door. The suspects also rummaged through two vehicles which were left unlocked. Items stolen include an iPhone 6, iPhone 5, personal and bank cards, purse, wallet, GPS, cash, and two hard drives. All the credit cards have been cancelled and information about the stolen items was added to police computer database.
• Oct. 25, 11:25 a.m., 1100-block 95A Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of her vehicle which was parked overnight in front of her residence. Vehicle information was added to the police computer database.
• Oct. 26, 7:24 a.m., 800-block Belgrave Way: A business reported someone had broken the lock on an outdoor propane tank holder and stole six small propane tanks valued at $1,200.
• Oct. 26, 4:29 p.m., 11500-block 86 Ave.: Police located an unoccupied vehicle with two flat tires parked at the roadside. A computer check revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Surrey. Residents indicated the vehicle had been parked in the area for the past week. Vehicle was towed from the scene for forensic examination.
• Oct. 26, 8:08 p.m., 11300-block Pemberton Cres.: Police received a report of a vehicle which had been left at the side of the road. It was later confirmed to be stolen from Surrey. The driver’s side door lock had been punched out in order to gain access to the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was advised of its recovery.
• Oct. 27, 1:08 p.m., 10700 84 St.: Police received a report that suspect(s) had entered the complainant’s vehicle through the unlocked driver’s side door. The suspect(s) stole a black Coach wallet from the centre console containing personal and bank cards and cash. The bank informed the complainant that the credit card had been used prior to it being cancelled.
• Oct. 28, 6:45 p.m., 11900-block 88 Ave.: Complainant reported three suspicious people outside of a business who had been trying on clothes in the store and had left the business wearing the clothes without offering payment. Dirty clothing and price tags had been left behind in the store. A detailed description of the suspects was provided but the suspects were gone on police arrival.
• Oct. 28, 12:43 p.m., 10600 River Rd.: Complainants reported observing a male fleeing from their house when they arrived home. Police attended and located a suspect who matched the description provided by the complainants. A bag was found in the backyard with documents associated with the suspect, who was then arrested for break and enter and transported to the cells. He was released on a “promise to appear,” to return court at a future date.