(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Aug. 22

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 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. 16, 9500-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Report received that a male had entered the business and taken two Jerry cans, engine oil and a bag of candy worth a total value of $100 and left without paying. The suspect is described as a South Asian man in his 30s, 5’ 11” tall, with a medium build and wearing a black face mask, long-sleeved burgundy shirt and jeans. Security surveillance video was made available for possible identification.

• Aug. 16, 5700-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Complainant believes they left their wallet on top of their car and drove away. The wallet contains bank and debit cards, a driver licence and approximately $650 in cash. File created in case the wallet is turned in to the police.

• Aug. 16, 7900-block Progress Way: A business reported an attempted break-and-enter. An employee who lives on site with their dog had observed a male outside the chain link fence and believes the dog scared off the suspect. The suspect had already cut a hole in the fence before fleeing the scene in a small grey/white sedan. Damage to the fence approximately $250.

• Aug. 16, 4800-block of 48th Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of a kicker motor from their boat in the marina. The motor is described as a 2007 Mercury 5 HP kicker motor, black in colour with red trim, valued at $2,000. Information regarding the motor was entered in the Canadian Police Information Centre.

• Aug. 16, 5500-block 48B Ave.: Complainant reported their residence had been broken into via the back door as indicated by the Telus alarm notification system. Nothing was stolen or broken. Police attended and secured the door for the safety of the complainant. Maintenance to be contacted in the morning for new locks.

• Aug. 18, 500-block Admiral Way: Two males and a female entered a construction site at night and removed a “Pit Stop” hand wash station to the bush area and then returned later with a U-Haul and stole two handwash stations. Security surveillance video to be provided as requested by police.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Aug. 17, 1500-block 53A St.: Complainant reported they applied to renew their United Kingdom passport and submitted $469 to mybritishpassport.co.uk before discovering the service was fraudulent. The complainant reported the situation to the bank, ordered a new credit card and advised the UK Passport service.

• Aug. 17, 5500-block 14B Ave.: The complainant reported they were away from their home for an hour and when they returned they found the front door would not open as the lock was jammed. When they went to the back of the house they found the bedroom window screen removed and the home entered. Various pieces of costume jewelry and $100 cash were stolen. Police attended, photographed the scene and discussed safety plans with the complainant.

• Aug. 18, 1300-block 56th St.: Complainant reported they left their convertible top down while they were in the bank and $140 cash, $70 worth of lottery tickets and their security licence were stolen. Complainant was provided with a file number in order to apply for a new security licence.

• Aug. 18, 1600-block 56th St.: Complainant reported they were informed by UPS that a package containing a $100 pair of “Crocs” had been delivered to their address. However the package was not in the mail room or at the front door of the residence. A file number was provided in order for UPS to process the loss.

• Aug. 18, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business manager reported the theft of a leather jacket, four shirts and three baseball caps worth a total value of $1,150. The suspect took the items into the changing room, removed the tags and concealed the goods in their Louis Vuitton shoulder bag. Police to review security surveillance video in order to identify the suspect.

• Aug. 19, 1200-block 56th St.: A male entered a business, selected two fragrance sets valued at $161 and left the store without paying. Police attended and located the suspect as described by the business. The suspect was arrested for theft under $5,000 and failure to comply with a previous court order. He was then transported to Surrey cells and given access to counsel.

• Aug. 20, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a male had stolen a bucket-style hat valued at $44. The suspect is described as South Asian, 25-30 years of age, 5’ 2” tall, with a medium build, black hair, and wearing a white crewneck sweater and jeans. No security surveillance video available at this time.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat: week of Aug. 22

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat: week of Aug. 15

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat: week of Aug. 15


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