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. 25, 3300-block 72nd St.: While the complainant’s vehicle was parked at the entrance to the trail at this location, their wallet was stolen from their vehicle. The theft was discovered when the complainant noticed several unknown transaction’s had been made on their bank card. The incident is still under investigation with requests in to businesses for transactions and surveillance video.
• Aug. 25, 5100-block Central Ave.: The complainant left their bicycle unlocked in their carport overnight and when they went to retrieve it in the morning it had been stolen. Police were contacted and a matching bike was located at police headquarters. The bicycle had been seized earlier form a suspect who had an outstanding warrant and had been transferred to cells. The bike was confirmed as the stolen bicycle and returned to the owner at their residence.
• Aug. 26, 5500-block 48B Ave.: Complainant reported the theft of their vehicle parked on the street. The vehicle is a 1998 green Honda Civic bearing a B.C. licence plate and containing $1,000 worth of tools. Description of the vehicle was added to the Canadian Police Information Centre.
• Aug. 26, 7900-block Progress Way: Complainant reported the theft of a Kohler car battery and a set of Snap-On wrenches, sockets and other tools in a red bag from the back lot workspace sometime during the day. Approximate value of the stolen items is $5,200. The complainant indicated that several individuals including deliveries and carriers pass through the property during the day. Police to view surveillance video to possibly identify a suspect.
• Aug. 27, Ladner Trunk Road and 62nd Street: During a routine traffic stop, police found a suspect whose driver’s licence was cancelled and had a 90-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was released with a promise to appear in court at a future date.
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• Aug. 22, 5400-block of 6th Avenue: Complainant reported they had left their bicycle unattended for 10 minutes and when they returned it had been stolen. The bike, valued at $350, is a purple women’s Cypress hybrid. Police patrol of the area proved negative.
• Aug. 22, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: Complainant reported that while they were sleeping in their car with the windows down in a business’ parking lot, their cellphone was stolen. Police attended and retrieved surveillance video from the business, which revealed a male wearing a red shirt and black pants on a scooter reaching into the driver’s side of the vehicle and leaving the parking lot. Pictures of the suspect to be disseminate by police for possible identification.
• Aug. 22, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported that a female had selected numerous clothing items, concealed them in a child’s buggy and left the store without payment. Police attended and following examination of the surveillance video located the woman, who was arrested for theft under $5,000. The suspect admitted to the theft and paid $500 for the stolen items. The suspect was transferred to police headquarters, processed and then released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.
• Aug. 23, 800-block Gale Pl.: Complainant reported a break-and-enter of their garage sometime overnight. No signs of forced entry. Items stolen include golf clubs, snowboards and a laptop, with a total value of approximately $10,000. Video surveillance revealed an older model black SUV as the suspect vehicle.
• Aug. 24, 1400-block 56th St.: Complainant reported the catalytic converter had been stolen sometime overnight from their vehicle parked in the locked underground parkade. Police attended and found no signs of forced entry. No surveillance video as it was not working at the time.
• Aug. 24, 1200-block Hunter Rd.: Complainant reported they had received a call they thought was from Telus offering a discount on their landline phone bill. Some personal information was provided to the caller. A few days later, a cellphone in Bell packaging was received. Complainant realized they were the victim of a possible fraud. The bank, Bell, Equifax and TransUnion were contacted by the complainant to prevent any potential loss.
• Aug. 25, 6500-block 3rd Ave.: Complainant reported that, as a result of fraud, they suffered a loss of $5,000. The complainant clicked a link on their computer for what they thought was Microsoft security and transferred $5,000 for the purchase of Apple gift cards. When the complainant found they were the victim of fraud, they contacted Apple, but the cards had already been emptied and they were unable to recover the lost funds. Complainant reported the incident for information purposes.
• Aug. 26, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a male entered the store, concealed a $40 baseball cap in his backpack and left the store without payment. The suspect is described as an Asian male in his 20s, 5’ 8” tall with a medium build, wearing a black baseball cap, blue T-shirt, grey pants and white runners. Patrols of the area proved negative.
• Aug. 26, 1400-block 56th St.: Complainant reported the attempted theft of their catalytic converter from their vehicle parked in the underground parking lot. The exhaust pipe was cut from the vehicle but the catalytic converter was still intact. Unknown how suspect entered the underground parking area.
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