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. 9, 3:21 a.m., 5000-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Complainant requested police attend a nearby store to help move a male who was sleeping in front of the business. Police attended the location and requested the male leave the area, which he did very co-operatively. The male was sent on his way and stated he would go to a nearby shelter.
• Dec. 12, 7:51 p.m., Highway 9/Highway 17A off-ramp: Police stopped a vehicle for excessive speed after it was observed travelling at 150 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. The driver was issued an excessive speeding ticket as well as a ticket for having too many occupants in his vehicle, contrary to the restrictions on his driver’s licence. The driver was also given a seven-day vehicle impoundment.
• Dec. 12, 8:39 p.m., Arthur Drive and Ladner Trunk Road: Complainant reported that three young males were throwing processed cheese at passing vehicles. Police patrolled the area and noticed a group of males riding bikes at a nearby high school. Police managed to stop one male, who admitted to being in the area of the cheese throwing said he but did not participate in the activity. Police explained the potential jeopardy that was involved with this type of behavior to the teen, and asked him to explain it to his friends.
• Dec. 13, 10:46 a.m., 4000-block Harbour Stroll: Complainant called police to report two round pill-like objects she located in her bird feed. Police attended her residence where she handed over some bird feed she bought from a local store. The complainant showed police the two small pill-size objects she found, and felt that they “looked like LSD.” Police attended the local store with the samples and found organic white couscous to be the matching culprit to the mysterious pills. The complainant was advised of the findings.
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• Dec. 11, 7:39 a.m., location withheld: Complainant reported that his neighbour has been throwing a banana peel on his property almost every morning for the past 10 years. Police identified the neighbour and spoke with him regarding the issue. The neighbour admitted to throwing the banana peels on his way to work, but insisted he was not targeting any neighbours. The neighbour agreed that in the future he will throw his banana peels in his green compost bin. Police updated the complainant and advised him to call back if there are any further incidents.
• Dec. 12, 3:43 p.m., 3000-block 27B Ave.: Complainant reported a male and a female were shooting a rifle on private property. Police attended and spoke with the male and female, who were co-operative and stated that they were shooting pellet guns. Police confirmed that there were two pellet rifles in the truck with trigger locks as well as used pellet targets. Police advised the male and female that the area was unsafe for shooting pellet guns and that they were on private property. The male and female understood and left the area.
• Dec. 12, 6:09 p.m., 400-block English Bluff Rd.: Complainant reported that her son witnessed a female youth perform a prank by climbing into and out of an unlocked window at a nearby school. Police attended and secured the unlocked window of the classroom. Police did not find signs of any damage or mischief inside the building.
• Dec. 12, 8:45 p.m., 1000 Jackson Ave.: Complainant reported a possible break-and-enter of a house under construction. Police attended and determined the noise was being caused by the drywall installers who were working late. Police advised the workers to check the bylaw rules and ensure they were following them for future reference.
• Dec. 13, 8:21 p.m., 5000 Wallace Ave.: Complainant reported that someone had knocked on her door multiple times but she did not open the door because she was not expecting anyone. Police immediately attended the area and found children from a nearby church caroling a few houses down from the complainant’s house. Police spoke to the carolers, who admitted to knocking on the door and apologized for the inconvenience. Police explained to the complainant that the people knocking on her door were Christmas carolers.