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:
• Aug. 2, 4:44 p.m., Delta Police HQ: Complainant attended headquarters requesting guidance regarding predatory messages that the complainant’s teenage daughter had received via social media. Police discussed privacy settings, and the importance of safeguarding ourselves on social media.
• Aug. 2, 9:00 p.m., Ladner Trunk Road and Linden Drive: Police initiated a traffic stop and demanded a breath sample to confirm driver sobriety. The results of the breath sample indicated a warning. The driver was issued a 12-hour suspension and the driver opted to walk home.
• Aug. 3, 11:16 a.m., 4800-block 57th St.: A cyclist reported being tailgated by an aggressive driver. The police located the vehicle driver in the area and cautioned him about his actions, advising him to avoid future confrontation with cyclists.
• Aug. 4, 6:55 a.m., 5100-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Complainant reported that an exterior compartment on his work truck was broken into while parked. Complainant indicated that a bag containing multiple tools that was initially taken from the vehicle was recovered in the area. A drill and miscellaneous tools with a total estimated value of $500 were not recovered.
• Aug. 6, 12:00 p.m., 6300-block Holly Park Dr.: Police were contacted in regards to theft from a community mailbox. Neighbours who use the mailbox previously reported the theft to Canada Post. The complainant was expecting a package to arrive which was initially reported as stolen from the community mailbox. However, Canada Post confirmed due to the community mailbox being broken, the packages were being kept in the warehouse. The complainant was able to pick up her parcel.
• Aug. 2, 12:30 a.m., 500-block 56th St.: Police were advised of a loud party that had been going on for over six hours with loud talking, shouting and music. Upon police arrival, a birthday party for approximately 10 people was observed. The party goers were co-operative and apologetic, agreeing to turn the music off. All was quiet when police left, but the group was warned about possible re-attendance by police if complaints continued.
• Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m., 1200-block 56th St.: Complainant found a wallet in the parking lot. Delta police were in the area as the complainant flagged down an officer to provide details of the found wallet. A DPD officer was able to get into contact with the wallet owner and was returned to the grateful owner.
• Aug. 5, 2:05 p.m., 1500-block Enderby Ave.: Complainant reported a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed and was concerned because of children playing in the neighbourhood. A DPD officer spoke with the registered owner of the vehicle, who was in the passenger seat, and advised them of the repercussions of speeding.
• Aug. 5, 6:13 p.m., 1700-block 58th Ave.: Complainant contacted police to report that he had been victim of identity fraud. The complainant reported that a credit card had been opened under his name, and that his SIN, date of birth and previous employment history had been used in acquiring the credit card.
• Aug. 5, 9:38 p.m., 1000-block Spyglass Cres.: The complainant reported a fraudulent confirmation of Canada Emergency Response Benefit application in which funds would be deposited to the complainant’s bank by the Canada Revenue Agency. The complainant notified CRA, CIBC and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center in regards to this to avoid further fraudulent transactions. The complainant stated his information was not misplaced or lost. Extra security measures were added through their bank. If you believe that you have fallen victim to a fraud, please report it to the DPD non-emergency line at 604-946-4461.