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. 10, 1:18 a.m., 5300-block Highway 17A: While conducting sobriety roadblock checks, police observed a driver displaying behavior indicative of liquor consumption and read them the breath demand. After numerous unsuccessful attempts were made by the driver, police issued them a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition for “refusal” and an accompanying 30-day vehicle impoundment notice. Note: the penalty for failing to comply with a lawful breath demand is the same as registering a “fail” on the approved screening device.
• Dec. 11, 11:50 a.m., Highway 17A/Highway 99: Police were conducting traffic enforcement and observed a vehicle traveling in excess of 170 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. The driver was issued a $483 ticket for excessive speed and the accompanying seven-day vehicle impound notice.
• Dec. 12, 1:47 p.m., Ladysmith, B.C.: Police received a dropped 911 call from hikers stuck on Mount Hall in need of medical assistance. Police co-ordinated with Ladysmith RCMP and Search and Rescue to confirm emergency assistance was en-route to their location on the mountainside.
Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation
• Dec. 5, 1:43 a.m., 4900-block Canoe Pass Way: Police conducted a traffic stop to check for sobriety and detected an odour of liquor of the driver’s breath. The driver was read the breath demand, provided a breathe sample, and was served a 12-hour driving prohibition due as they were a Class-7 driver. Anyone with an “N” licence in B.C. must have a blood-alcohol content of zero at all times while driving.
• Dec. 10, 1100-block 51st St.: Police were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle left in a parking lot for several days. Police found the vehicle had previously been reported stolen, and noted it had sustained significant damage. Police had the vehicle towed for analysis and obtained CCTV from the business.
• Dec. 10, 5:01 p.m., BC Ferries Terminal: Police were dispatched to a report of a person in crisis on site threatening to harm themselves on or near the vessel. Police were able to de-escalate the situation and apprehend the person in crisis under Section 28 of the Mental Health Act before transporting them to hospital to receive care.
• Dec. 11, English Bluff Road/7A Avenue: Police conducted a traffic stop to check for sobriety and detected an odour of liquor on the driver’s breath. The driver was read the breath demand, provided a breathe sample, and was subsequently issued a 90-Day immediate roadside prohibition for a “fail” as well as the accompanying 30-day vehicle impoundment notice.