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. 6, 6:17 a.m., Nordel Way & 116th Street: Complainant reported he was stopped at a red light when he was rear ended by a vehicle which then fled the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as a brown older-model Ford pickup with a canopy. There were no injuries to the complainant but his vehicle suffered approximately $2,000 in damage. Police obtained photographs of the damaged vehicle.
• Sept. 6, 2:18 p.m., 7800-block Garfield Drive: Complainant reported her vehicle parked at her residence was damaged due to an attempted break in. No access was gained to the vehicle but both the driver’s side rear and front windows are now crooked and will require repair.
• Sept. 6, 10:36 a.m., North Delta Area: Complainant reported her garage door had been spray painted with obnoxious graffiti. The complainant indicated there is no ongoing disputes which would identify a possible suspect. Pictures were taken of the graffiti for evidence.
• Sept. 7, 8:56 a.m., North Delta Area: Complainant reported the passenger side mirror of a vehicle registered to her late husband had been smashed causing approximately $500 in damage. A file number was provided to the complainant for insurance purposes.
• Sept. 8, 7:07 p.m., 116th Street & 80th Avenue. A found wallet was brought into the North Delta police station. The owner of the wallet indicated he had lost the wallet in downtown Vancouver and had no idea how it could have ended up in North Delta. Personal pieces of ID and cash were still in the wallet.
• Sept. 8, 10:03 p.m., 11800-block Chateau Wynd: Complainant reported he observed a female taking things from his vehicle which was parked in his driveway. He then ran after the suspect and tackled her but she was able to break free and flee from the area on foot. Nothing was stolen and there was no damage as the vehicle had been left unlocked. Police seized a bottle of vodka and a pair of shoes left at the scene for forensic examination.
• Sept. 9, 4:56 p.m., North Delta Area: Complainant reported her blue four speed road bike valued at $150 was stolen. The bicycle was left unlocked in from of her residence. No serial number was available to enter in the police computer database.
• Sept. 10, 8:23 p.m., 11500 84th Avenue: Citizen reported an intoxicated male walking into traffic. Police attended and found the male who was extremely intoxicated and unable to care for himself. Emergency services were contacted and the suspect was transported to hospital.
• Sept. 11, 10:45 p.m., 11600 Kittson Parkway: A citizen attend the police station to turn in a purse that had been found. A short time later, a complainant called the station to report her purse had been stolen from her unlocked parked vehicle. Police were able to confirm the purse brought into the office was the stolen purse and that all contents in the purse were intact. File to be returned to the owner.