(Delta Police Department photo)

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South Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 12

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:


• Dec. 8, 5700-block Deltaport Way: The DPD’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit conducted a traffic stop of a commercial vehicle pulling a loaded container and travelling at 93 km/h in a posted 50 km/h zone. The driver was issued a ticket for travelling at an excessive speed and the truck was impounded for seven days. The truck was towed from the scene.

• Dec. 9, 6200-block Holly Park Crt.: Complainant reported they had sent a cheque for $250 via Canada Post. An alert was received from the bank that the cheque had been deposited, however the complainant found the name on the cheque had been altered and successfully deposited to that person. The fraud is still under investigation, with the complainant to provide images of both the original and altered cheques.

• Dec. 9, Highway 17 and Highway 17A: Police stopped a vehicle for travelling at 135 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. The driver was served a speeding ticket and a seven-day vehicle impoundment. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was picked up by a friend.

• Dec. 10, 5200-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Complainant reported they left their bike locked outside a business and when they returned the bike had been stolen. The bicycle is described as an older model Brodie mountain bike with red detailing and a black seat with white ventilation holes. The lock is braided metal and attached to the bike.

• Dec. 10, 7100-block Progress Way: Complainant reported a break-in overnight to a storage unit. Police attended and could see the lock appeared to have been cut. The complainant indicated they had been through the container and found a small vacuum and set of golf clubs with a total value of $950 had been stolen. Nothing for identification services as the complainant had contaminated the container through their search.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Dec. 5, 600-block Sandollar Pl.: Complainant reported they were the victim of fraud. A total of nine phone calls were received from a woman named “Nancy” claiming to represent the complainant’s bank and requesting they withdraw $10,000 in Bitcoin and MasterCard gift cards. The complainant complied, using the banking services in a local gas station. When the complainant discovered they were a victim of fraud they changed their banking password and cancelled their debit and credit cards. Bank to continue investigation pending further information from the police.

• Dec. 8, 1700-block 56th St.: An online report was received regarding the theft of Christmas trees, valued $1,000, sometime overnight. The fence of the lot was knocked down and the sales tags of the trees were scattered on the ground. The theft is under investigation pending the receipt of surveillance video from nearby.

• Dec. 10, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: The loss prevention officer of a business reported having a shoplifter in custody who was refusing to provide their name. Police attended and identified and arrested a female for the theft of groceries valued at $245. The business agreed to let her pay for the groceries and advised her she was not allowed to return to the store. The suspect was released without charges.

• Dec. 11, 1200-block 56th St.: Police observed several people loitering in the parking lot of a local business. The group were yelling, unsteady on their feet, and appeared intoxicated. One of the group entered a truck and drove from the scene. Police initiated a traffic stop to check for sobriety. The driver admitted to earlier alcohol consumption and provided two breath samples, with both reading “fail.” The driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment. Their driver’s licence was seized and they left the area in a taxi.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 12

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 5

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 5


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