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 the Delta Police responded to in the previous week:
• Sept. 26, 11:14 p.m., 11300-block 95A Avenue: Complainants reported the theft of their locked Acura Integra sometime in the late hours of the evening. Vehicle was added to the police computer database and later located in Surrey. Vehicle to be examined for forensic evidence.
• Sept. 26, 2:14 p.m., 10400-block Delsom Crescent: Sometime overnight unknown suspect(s) broke into complainant’s vehicle. No theft and no damage. Complainant reported incident for information.
• Sept. 26, 10:56 a.m., 8200-block 92nd Street: Manager of a business reported that sometime over the past couple of days someone had entered their open warehouse parking lot and stolen a black flat deck trailer valued at $5,700. The warehouse compound is open with no gates and the trailer hitch was not locked. Incident is still under investigation.
• Sept. 26, 8:30 a.m., 600-block Chester Road: Report of a shipping container having been broken into and equipment inside stolen. Padlock and latch had been cut to gain entry to the container. Value of theft approximately $3,650. Equipment taken includes paint sprayer, pressure washer and pressure washer hoses. Items entered into police computer database.
• Sept. 28, 1:59 a.m., 10300-block Nordel Court: Complainant reported that sometime over the past day his vehicle had been broken into and his wallet and Adidas bag stolen. The driver side door and door handle damaged. Wallet contained personal and bank cards and cash. Adidas bag contained two shirts and a pair of pants. Complainant advised to contact bank immediately and cancel all bank cards.
• Sept. 28, 7:33 a.m., 900-block Cliveden Avenue: A business reported that sometime overnight outdoor lockers containing propane tanks had been broken into and several tanks stolen. Locks on both lockers were cut resulting in minor damage.
• Sept. 29, 4:23 p.m., 8500-block 109B Street: Complainant reported damage to his vehicle while parked roadside. The rear windshield and passenger windows smashed and the vehicle keyed. Damage to vehicle over $1,000.
• Oct. 1, 10:18 a.m., 8500-block Delnova Drive: Complainant reported she was the victim of internet fraud. She received an email purporting to be from “Apple” and when she clicked on the hyperlink she was requested to provide her credit card information, maiden name, and social insurance number. The complainant advised to immediately cancel her credit card and to request the bank and Equifax monitor her accounts.
• Oct. 2, 9:36 a.m., 11400 Pemberton Crescent: Complainant reported damage to their vehicle that was parked roadside. The rear passenger window was smashed and a binder and text book stolen.
• Oct. 3, 1:45 a.m., 11800 84th Avenue: A citizen reported he had observed a male smash the rear window of his neighbour’s car parked in the driveway. The suspect was described as a male wearing dark clothing and running between the houses. Police attended but were unable to locate the suspect. The owner of the vehicle indicated nothing was stolen.
• Oct. 3, 10:03 a.m., 8400-block Brooke Road: Complainant reported his rear license plate was stolen from his vehicle sometime over the past couple of days. The plate was entered into the police computer database.