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. 20, 9:17 a.m., 1200 Derwent Way: Complainant reported the theft of tractor trailer batteries and a battery cover step causing approximately $3,500 in loss and damages.
• Sept. 21, 5:32 p.m., 12000-block 83A Ave.: Complainant reported someone had used their name to apply for credit cards at two businesses. The cards apparently had been issued and several charges were made. Both cards were cancelled without any monetary loss to the complainant.
• Sept. 22, 6:00 a.m., 700-block Chester Rd.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight copper wire had been stolen from their work vehicle. The copper wire running from the batteries to the rear of the truck was cut from the vehicle, causing damage estimated at $1,000.
• Sept. 23, 2:30 p.m., 1500-block Derwent Way: Complainant reported two five-ton trucks and a trailer were entered while parked in a business parking lot. The vehicles were left unlocked and twenty-five pallets valued at $250 were stolen.
• Sept. 24, 11:24 a.m., 9500-block 116A St.: Complainant reported their unlocked vehicle parked in front of their residence was entered sometime overnight and rummaged through. An $800 pair of prescription sunglasses was stolen. Loose change and a GPS were left untouched.
• Sept. 24, 11:48 a.m., 1000-block Cliveden Ave.: Complainant reported the rear bay door of their business had been rammed. Police attended and confirmed a large object, likely a vehicle, had rammed the door causing approximately $1,000 damage. It is unknown whether this was an attempt to break into the business or merely a vehicle backing up.
• Sept. 24, 6:00 a.m., 9500-block 117A St.: Complainant reported they left their vehicle parked on the street and when they returned they found the vehicle had been entered and rummaged through. Items stolen include a garage door open for another location and an international driver’s license from the United Kingdom.
• Sept. 24, 12:00 a.m., 103A Avenue and Scott Road: Police attempted to stop a vehicle but instead it fled the area, jumping a curb in the parking lot in the process and hitting two trees before continuing its getaway. Police later located the vehicle and confirmed it was stolen. The K9 team was deployed and they found the suspect driver, who was then taken into custody. A computer query of the suspect revealed they were breaching numerous conditions including a driving prohibition. The suspect was placed in custody and held for a court appearance.
• Sept. 24, 10:02 a.m., 119A Street and 78B Avenue: Complainant reported the theft of the rear license plate from their vehicle. The information was added to the police national computer database.
• Sept. 24, 10:12 a.m., 8400-block 120th St.: A business reported a person who appeared to be intoxicated had left the store and was now in a vehicle. Police intercepted the vehicle and found the driver exhibiting signs of impairment. The suspect provided two breath samples which both read “fail.” The driver was issued a driving prohibition and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was released and will appear in court at a future date.
• Sept. 25, 2:40 a.m., 11800-block 80th Ave.: Complainant reported waking up to the sound of glass breaking, and when they investigated found multiple house and car windows were broken. Police attended and patrolled the area but no suspects were located.