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North Delta crime beat: Week of Sept. 4

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. 4, 7:01 a.m., 500-block Annance Crt.: A business reported a theft of four batteries from two vehicles parked in the rear lot. Officers attended and determined multiple other attempts were made but were unsuccessful. Approximate value of the batteries is $200 each.

• Sept. 4, 9:50 a.m., 8900-block 115th St.: Complainant reported a theft from her vehicle at her residence. Theft occurred sometime overnight. Stolen were three pairs of sunglasses, with a total estimated value of $700. No damage was done to the vehicle.

• Sept. 4, 2:58 p.m., 11900 88th Ave.: Restaurant manager reported two individuals leaving their restaurant without providing payment for their bill earlier that afternoon. Police attended the restaurant and learned that the bill was approximately $50.

• Sept. 5, 5:49 p.m., 1600-block Cliveden Ave.: Complainant reported that his tractor-trailer had been stolen sometime overnight from a parking lot in the area. Complainant checked with towing companies and confirmed that his vehicle was not towed. All keys accounted were for. Inside the vehicle were hand tools and a company radio.

• Sept. 6, 12:29 p.m., 8000-block 112th St.: Complainant attended the North Delta Public Safety Building to report that youth has thrown something at her vehicle. Complainant was unsure of exactly what was thrown, but believed it may have been a sandwich bag containing sandwich remnants. No damage was done to the vehicle. Area patrols proved negative. School liaison officer attended Burnsview Secondary to advise the school of the incident.

• Sept. 6, 3:37 p.m.: Police attended a residence after a report of a break-in that occurred sometime during the day. Police determined that TVs, computers, jewelry, tools, a motorbike, keys to a car, residence keys and keys to a storage locker had been stolen. Access was gained through unlocked ground floor window. Estimated value of stolen items is $14,829.

• Sept. 7, 11:30 a.m., 11300-block 72nd Ave.: School liaison officer attended the location due to a traffic concern. The officer observed that the pedestrian-controlled lights are functioning and confirmed there is an adult crossing guard in the morning and afternoon to help the children cross safely to and from the school.

• Sept. 8, 10:37 a.m., 10500-block Nordel Way: A Delta police officer was conducting routine enforcement on Nordel Way when a black Ford Mustang approached from the rear at a high rate of speed. Officer visually estimation a speed of 120 km/hr. Rear radar lock confirmed a speed of 120 km/hr in a clearly marked 60 km/hr zone. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was issued a ticket for excessive speeding, with a seven-day impound of the vehicle. Driver admitted he made a mistake and was just going for a coffee.

• Sept. 8, 9:03 p.m., 8200-block 120th St.: Officers observed a vehicle make a left turn at the intersection and nearly hit a pedestrian who was in the crosswalk. A traffic stop was conducted of the vehicle. The driver displayed slurred speech and an odor of alcohol was emanating from within the vehicle. Officers had reasonable grounds to suspect the driver had consumed alcohol. The driver verbally consented to provide a breath sample however failed to provide a sufficient breath on four attempts. Driver was issued a 90-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days.

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