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. 12, 9:00 p.m., 5500-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Police conducted a traffic stop to check for sobriety after observing a driver make an illegal left turn. The driver admitted to drinking, and police read them the breath demand. A breath sample resulted in a “warn,” the driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and their vehicle was towed.
• Dec. 14, various locations throughout Delta: Police responded to 11 motor vehicle incident calls in the span of 15 minutes due to the rapidly changing weather. Police encourage everyone to drive safely and relative to the conditions, especially if you are not accustomed to driving in snowy conditions.
• Dec. 19, 1:20 a.m., 5500-block River Rd.: Police conducting a road block to check for sobriety read a driver the breath demand while waiting in queue. A breath sample resulted in a “warn,” the driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition, and their vehicle was driven home by a sober passenger.
• Dec. 19, 2:00 a.m., 5500-block River Rd.: Police conducting a road block to check for sobriety read a driver the breath Demand while waiting in queue. A breath sample resulted in a “warn,” the driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition, and left their vehicle legally parked roadside.
Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation
• Dec. 12, 8:40 a.m., 3600-block Highway 17: Police conducted a traffic stop on an erratic speeding vehicle. The driver was issued a $368 ticket for excessive speed and their vehicle was towed.
• Dec. 12, 2:00 p.m., 1600-block 56th St.: Police were dispatched to a reported break-and-enter and theft after a resident found their storage locker had been broken into. The resident advised police several items were missing, including their Christmas tree.
• Dec. 17, 6:30 a.m., 2100-block Tsawwassen Dr.: Transit Police in Richmond located a vehicle with keys in the ignition that was registered to an owner in Delta. The owner was contacted by police and unaware that their vehicle had been stolen.
• Dec. 17, location withheld: Police responded to a request to assist the caller with a person experiencing a mental health crisis. Police attended and took the person to hospital, where they were able to receive the care they required.