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. 6, 7:00 a.m., 7400-block 112th St.: Police observed a vehicle cross a solid double yellow line in a 50 km/h zone and pass another vehicle in the oncoming lane at approximately 100 km/h. Police stopped the vehicle and issued the driver a ticket for excessive speed before impounding the vehicle on scene.
• Oct. 6, 7:58 p.m., 8200-block 112th St.: Police were called for a vehicle that had collided with a parked vehicle and ended up on the owner’s front lawn before the driver got stuck attempting to back out of the yard. Police arrived and observed the driver displaying gross signs of impairment before he was arrested. Thankfully there were no injuries as a result of the accident, but the impaired driver caused approximately $20,000 of damage.
• Oct. 7, 5:19 a.m., 10600-block Delsom Cres.: An online police report was submitted by a resident whose garage was broken into. The complainant advised police that their bike, helmet and gloves were stolen, and entry was gained through a malfunctioning garage door.
• Oct. 7, 5:16 p.m., 11200-block Highway 99: A rail traffic controller reported a male taking photographs on the railway overpass over Highway 99. Police located two individuals on the tracks in the area. The parties stated they were there for a scenic photo op as railroad track photos were “a new trend.” Parties were warned about the dangers of walking on railroad tracks, even for “the ‘gram.”
• Oct. 8, 4:01 a.m., location withheld.: An individual called 911 advising that a Facebook friend had messaged asking that they call 911. The friend stated that someone had broken into her house. Police attended and set up containment around the house in question. The homeowner answered the door and stated that her account had been hacked. Police cleared the residence but did not find anyone in distress. Police confirmed no emergency.
• Oct. 9, 6:55 a.m., 11900-block 80th Ave.: Police were called after an unknown suspect smashed the passenger window to gain access to a work van. Approximately $20,000 worth of tools were stolen from the rear of van.
• Oct. 9, 9:21 p.m., location withheld: Emergency Health Services requested police attend a residence for report of an insecure firearm inside the house. EHS was attending for an unrelated health issue when they observed a black handgun on the bedroom floor. EHS exited the residence and called police. Police entered the house and found a BB gun in the bedroom. EHS was able to resume their medical call. The residents of the house were reminded to be more cognizant of how realistic BB guns look to others and advised to put it somewhere out of sight.