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. 20, 1:52 a.m., 6000-block 120th St.: Complainant reported hearing a banging sound outside of a nearby home and was concerned due to break-ins in the past. Police attended but found no signs of attempted forced entry. Area patrols were negative for anything suspicious. The complainant was thankful for police attendance nonetheless.
• Sept. 22, 1:40 p.m., 7000-block Bates Rd.: Complainant reported a vehicle had dumped a large bucket of wine grapes at the entrance of a park and was concerned as grapes can seriously harm dogs if ingested. Police notified Delta Works for cleanup, but were unable to speak with the driver of the vehicle.
• Sept. 22, 2:38 p.m., 10500-block Nordel Way: Police were conducting proactive patrols when a vehicle passed them at nearly double the speed limit. Police initiated a traffic stop, issued the driver an excessive speeding ticket, and impounded their vehicle.
• Sept. 23, 11:00 a.m., 8000-block 120th St.: Police were called to an underground parkade after a loss prevention officer reported two males with stolen goods had fled westbound on 80th Avenue near 120th Street in a silver minivan. Police confirmed the plates on the vehicle were reported stolen, and the investigation is ongoing. If you have any further information on the parties or vehicle involved, please call the DPD non-emergency line at 604-946-4411 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477
• Sept. 25, 2:56 a.m., 10800-block 72nd Ave.: Complainant reported they observed two males drinking and then getting into a vehicle without a designated driver. Police located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop, where the driver provided two “fail” breath samples into an approved screening device. The driver was served an immediate roadside prohibition and their vehicle was towed.