The purpose of the crime beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South 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:
• April 20, 12:51 a.m., Highway 17A: Complainant reported an erratic driver travelling northbound on Highway 17A from Ladner Trunk Road. The complainant was unable to obtain a licence plate number. Delta police conducted area patrols but were unable to locate the vehicle.
• April 20, 7:13 p.m., Highway 17 and 80th Ave.: Delta police observed a vehicle travelling 110 km/h in a marked 80 km/h zone and proceeded to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle provided the officer with a B.C. ID and advised the officer that he did not have a licence. A search of the driver in the police system indicated that he was a prohibited driver, meaning his licence had previously been seized by police. Although an apology was offered, the driver was served a Provincial Appearance Notice and his vehicle was impounded.
• April 22, 2:19 p.m., 5000-block Central Ave.: Complainant advised police that an unknown individual was attempting to defraud customers of her company. The complainant stated that one of her customers had received and email from an address similar to hers, requesting money to be sent to an offshore account. The customer did not send the money, but contacted the complainant. Confirmed that no money was transferred.
• April 23, 10:16 p.m., 4000-block 50th St.: Complainant reported a loud party in the area, but could not tell the exact location the noise was coming from. Police attended the area but did not hear any loud noises. Police concluded that the party had ended prior to arrival.
• April 24, 10:46 p.m., 4000-block 50th St.: Complainant reported a loud party and individuals not practicing social distancing recommendations. Police attended and spoke with the resident about social distancing and keeping the noise down. The resident was advised that failing to quiet down could result in a bylaw ticket for noise. Note: Delta police officers do not have enforcement abilities in regard to social distancing recommendations.
• April 25, 11:23 p.m., 4000-block 48B St.: Complainant reported music and loud voices. Police arrived and located a group of people sitting in the carport of a residence with a propane fire going. The group was singing with a guitar and drums. Police educated the group on noise bylaw and advised them of applicable fines if police had to return due to further complaints. The group stated that they would pack it in for the night.
• April 20, 11:30 a.m., Ferry Causeway: Police were called regarding a car parked in the short term parking lot for a long period of time. Police spoke with the registered owner of the vehicle, who advised that the vehicle was driven from Vancouver Island, where she sold the vehicle and left it in the short term parking lot with the transferred insurance papers.
• April 22, 5:37 p.m, 1000-block Bayview Dr.: Complainant advised police that she received a letter from a business stating that her credit card application was not approved. The complainant had lost her wallet months earlier, and had already contacted Equifax to block all new credit cards.
• April 23, 2:31 p.m., Ferry Causeway: Complainant reported two males filling buckets of oysters, which is prohibited by the Tsawwassen First Nation. The TFN Natural Resources officer was contacted for follow up on the issue.
• April 24, 10:24 p.m., 1800-block 56th St.: Delta police were contacted regarding a driver who was slurring his words and appeared to be intoxicated. Police located the driver and immediately stopped the vehicle, where the driver stated that he had not consumed any alcohol or drugs. No symptoms were observed, however it was observed that the driver was missing his front teeth and that may have been mistaken for slurred speech. The driver was sent on his way home and thanked for his co-operation.
• April 25, 8:29 a.m., 1600-block 56th St.: Complainant reported that the front passenger door of a car parked in their buildings parkade was ajar. Police attended and made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle, who confirmed that one of her children left the door open. The owner checked the vehicle and confirmed that nothing was missing or moved.