(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Aug. 15

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. 8, 4600-block Evergreen Lane: Complainant reported that while they went outside to water the complex’s plants, they left their front door unlocked with their backpack in sight in the front window. When the complainant returned, they found their wallet had been stolen from the backpack. The wallet is described as black leather with a white Chanel emblem and containing bank and personal cards. No witnesses or surveillance video. The complainant cancelled all appropriate cards.

• Aug. 9, 5500-block Admiral Way: Complainant reported the theft of a portable hand washing station from their work site sometime overnight. The work station is valued at approximately $1,200. The complainant has surveillance video footage and photos of the theft and the suspect on a work computer available for police.

• Aug. 10, 4500-block Arthur Dr.: Police conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle travelling very slowly and changing lanes without a signal. The driver admitted to drinking alcohol and provided two breath samples, both reading “warn.” The driver was given a 12-hour driving prohibition and their driver’s licence was seized.

• Aug. 11, 4600-block River Rd. West: Complainant reported a theft which had occurred at 5:30 a.m. and was captured on video surveillance. The two suspects climbed over a shed into the property and stole a ten-foot Aquamarine boat, fishing rods and a case of wine, worth a total value of $2,000. The suspects were identified as a male and female and left the area westbound with the stolen boat. The complainant advised that the boat was recovered the following day. Images of the suspects were distributed for possible identification.

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• Aug. 11, 500-block Seashell Dr.: Complainant reported their residence had been broken into sometime over the past four weeks while they were out of town. The point of entry appeared to be the rear patio door, which had been pried open. Both master and guest bedroom drawers had been rummaged through and items were strewn across the floor. Stolen items not determined at this time. Neighbourhood canvass was negative. Identification services attended.

• Aug. 11, 1700-block 56th St.: Complainant reported an unknown male, claiming to work for Amazon, had convinced them to download the app “Ask Desk” and then provided the suspect with bank card information, a picture of their driver’s licence and photograph of their face. The Royal Bank had contacted the complainant advising their bank account had been frozen due to fraudulent activity with their accounts. All bank cards were cancelled and the complainant was advised to contact Equifax and TransUnion. No money was stolen from the accounts. Police ran queries of the phone numbers used to contact the complainant, with negative results.

• Aug. 13, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a male suspect had left the store with a polo shirt without payment. Security was able to track the suspect to the food court, where police arrested the suspect for theft under $5,000. A second male, associated with the suspect, was also detained. He admitted to the theft of several items. The suspects, who are visiting from Mexico, demonstrated remorse and payment was given for all items. Both suspects were released without charges but banned from the mall.

• Aug. 13, 900-block 53A St.: During a traffic stop, police found a vehicle with expired insurance. The driver admitted to spending the evening at a local pub and provided police with two breath samples, which both read “fail.” The driver was given an immediate 90-day roadside suspension, a 30-day driving suspension and a ticket for no insurance. The vehicle was impounded and the driver and their passenger left the area by foot.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat: week of Aug. 15

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat: week of Aug. 8

RELATED: North Delta crime beat: week of Aug. 8


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