The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends 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:
• Sept. 19, 7:46 p.m., 8700-block River Road: Complainant reported the theft of radio equipment from the cab of his dump truck parked overnight at a trucking storage lot. No damage to the truck as there appeared to be no forced entry. Items stolen described as a two-way radio, Cobra CB radio and a CD player.
• Sept. 20, 11:13 a.m., 8900-block 112th Street: Complainant reported $5000 in transactions to her credit card had occurred at various locations. The complainant indicated she did not have her credit card stolen and had used the card the same day. The credit card company cancelled the credit card and will reimburse her for the fraudulent charges.
• Sept. 24, 11:46 a.m., 8600-block 120th Street: Complainant reported her vehicle stolen sometime over the past couple of days. Vehicle added to the police computer database.
• Sept. 25, 4:20 a.m., 700-block Chester Road: Complainant reported the theft of his locked company vehicle from his work place parking lot. The vehicle is described as a 2003 black Ford F350. Vehicle added to the police computer database.
• Sept. 25, 10:38 a.m., 600 Ebury Place: The branch supervisor of a business reported someone gained access to the business by throwing a rock through the front door. Complainant indicated an old Toshiba laptop stolen. Video surveillance to be examined for possible identification of a suspect.
• Sept. 25, 2:51 p.m., 8500-block 112th Street: Complainant reported he had received notification from the alarm company of a possible break in but cancelled the alarm before police were dispatched. When he arrived home he found the back door had been pried open and items within the residence had been disturbed. Police attended and found a crowbar near the rear sliding glass door. Items stolen include watches and rings. Forensic examination officers attended and processed the scene for evidence.
• Sept. 25, 7:44 p.m., 10500 Delsom Crescent: Complainant reported his unlocked vehicle had been entered the previous night and his wallet stolen. Items in the wallet include personal and bank cards and driver’s license. A fraudulent transaction was made to a credit card before the cards were cancelled.
• Sept. 26, 1:24 a.m., 8600-block 116A Avenue: Complainant reported someone had used a slingshot to shoot marbles at her house breaking one of the windows. No suspect observed but a vehicle fleeing the area was heard. Incident likely related to other vandalism in the neighbourhood.