(James Smith photo)

(James Smith photo)

North Delta crime beat: Week of Sept. 16

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

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 Delta Police responded to in the previous week:

• Sept. 16th, 7:46 p.m., 8500-block 120th St.: Delta Police responded to a report of a theft at restaurant. An unknown male walked into the store and took an ice cream cake out of the cake cabinet and walked out. Value of theft is $36.

• Sept. 17, 7:11 a.m., 7700-block Progress Way: Report of email fraud where the sender gained access to all of a manager’s contacts once the email was opened. Their contacts were spammed with an email about being audited and requesting payments be sent to an office in Mexico. A customer from out of the country sent $98,000.

• Sept. 18, 1:24 p.m., 11300-block 84th Ave.: Complainant reported a driver speeding in front of Richardson Elementary School. The driver pulled a u-turn and almost hit the complainant. Delta Police will continue to spend increased time enforcing traffic around schools.

• Sept. 18, 5:00 p.m., 8800-block 119th St.: Report of two custom bronze signs stolen overnight from the front entrance of the institution. The signs are worth approximately $10,000.

• Sept. 19, 4:01 p.m., 11900-block 88th Ave.: Complainant reported a theft of her elderly mother-in-law’s purse while she was shopping. Three fraudulent transactions were made that amounted to $593.

• Sept. 20, 6:10 p.m., 8800-block Shepherd Way: Report of a Bitcoin scam. Complainant reported receiving a call from her husband’s number and spoke to a female identifying herself as a member with the RCMP. The victim was ordered to deposit $3,750 into a Bitcoin machine or her husband would be held in jail. The money was deposited and the call was terminated. Her husband was at work and had no idea this was happening. Both were advised to increase security on all social media platforms and to contact Equifax and TransUnion to avoid any attempts of identity fraud.

• Sept. 21, 5:31 p.m., 1200-block Derwent Way: Complainant reported the overnight theft of two skids (52 cardboard boxes) of frozen sockeye salmon from a parked trailer. Point of entry was a cut rear lock. Salmon had a value of US$11,000.