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:
• Sept. 28, 1600-block Derwent Way: A business reported someone had cut the chain link fence, entered the compound and then cut the padlock on a rented trailer. There appeared to be no damage or anything stolen from the trailer. No suspects or witnesses. Police advised the business to consider surveillance cameras around the business for additional security.
• Sept. 29, 6400-block Woodglen St.: Complainant reported the catalytic converter had been stolen sometime over the past 10 days from their vehicle parked in the driveway. The theft was not noticed for a period of time as this is a secondary vehicle used only occasionally.
• Sept. 29, 11800-block 80th Ave.: Complainant reported their vehicle, left in the underground parking lot, had been broken into sometime overnight and an empty black leather had been purse stolen. The suspects smashed the rear driver’s side window, causing $200 in damage. Investigation found another vehicle in the parking lot had been entered by unknown means and a Samsung cell phone and Gucci sunglasses with a total value of $1,200 had been stolen. A can of bear spray was left behind by the suspects in one of the vehicles. Identification services attended in order to secure fingerprints and seize the bear spray.
• Sept. 30, 6400-block 120th St.: The security company reported to a business that the alarm had been triggered early in the morning. The owner of the business arrived and found the front door open, items thrown about, and the cash register drawer open. The front door lock had been punched out and was determined to be the point of entry. Video surveillance from next door was examined but revealed nothing. Identification services attended the scene to examine for fingerprints.
• Oct. 1, 8100-block 120th St.: A business reported they had observed a female and two males select and conceal items then leave the store without offering payment. The store provided police with a description of the individuals. Suspects matching the description were picked up at the bus stop by police. The business confirmed the three to be the suspects who were then chartered, warned and released by police as the business did not want to pursue charges. The stolen goods, valued at $400, were seized by police and returned to the business.
• Oct. 2, 10800-block 63rd Ave.: Complainant reported the catalytic converter had been stolen sometime overnight from their vehicle. Police to review surveillance video from a neighbour in order to identify a possible suspect.
• Oct. 2, North Delta Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Ave.: Complainant reported that two fraudulent e-transfers had been made from their bank account. The complainant indicated they had received a scam text claiming to be the government wanting to send them a $540 refund cheque and to follow a computer link. The complainant had contacted the bank and their accounts were frozen to prevent any further activity. The bank is investigating the fraud and will determine if a refund is possible.