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:
• Feb. 6, 3000-block Highway 17: Police observed a vehicle in their rear-view mirror approaching them at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped with a recorded radar speed of 150 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The driver was charged with driving at an excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded.
• Feb. 10, 5300-block Bentley Cres.: Complainant reported their work van had the driver and passenger doors and ignition punched out in an attempt to steal the vehicle sometime over the past three days. Repairs to the vehicle cost approximately $2,500. Surveillance video canvass of the area was completed with negative results. A file number was provided for insurance purposes.
• Feb. 10, 3800-block Highway 17: A vehicle was clocked by radar travelling 157 km/h. The driver was issued a seven-day impoundment and given a ticket for driving at an excessive speed. The driver left the area by taxi.
• Feb. 10, 7500-block Highway 17: Police clocked a vehicle speeding at 134 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The vehicle was stopped, the driver was charged with driving at an excessive speed and issued with a speeding ticket. The vehicle was impounded and the driver left the area by taxi.
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• Feb. 6, Highway 17 and 56th Street: A vehicle was stopped after police observed it changing lanes and speeding through a green light doing 144 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The driver was served with a speeding ticket and the vehicle was impounded. The driver left on foot to the bus stop.
• Feb. 9, 12th Avenue and 56th Street: Police stopped a vehicle that was observed rolling through the intersection unsafely. The driver indicated they were having trouble shifting into first gear. Police inspected the vehicle and noted several deficiencies. The driver was issued a notice and order requiring repair of the deficiencies. The licence plates were seized and the vehicle was towed to the driver’s residence. No charges or fines.
• Feb. 10, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported two males attempting to steal clothing. Police were informed one male had boarded a bus and the other had walked east by foot through the parking lot. Police stopped the bus and the suspect was arrested along with the stolen goods. The suspect was arrested and transported to Surrey cells for processing.
• Feb. 12, 500-block Tralee Cres.: Complainant reported their vehicle had the front passenger side window smashed by a rock while parked in their driveway. A neighbour reported hearing the smash and observing two possible suspects flee the area. Police patrolled the area with negative results. The complainant was advised to contact ICBC for repairs.
• Feb. 12, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: Police were approached by mall security indicating a theft was in progress in one of the mall shops. Two suspects identified via surveillance video were arrested and stolen items valuing $225 from several stores were located. As the two suspects had no prior shoplifting history, they were released without charges and a civil mall ban was issued.
• Feb. 12, 400-block 56th St.: Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle which had been observed swerving and crossing the middle yellow line. The driver admitted to drinking a glass of wine earlier in the day and provided the police with two breath samples. As a result, the driver was issued a 12-hour driving suspension and a ticket for driving contrary to a Class-7 restriction. The vehicle was parked legally and the driver surrendered their driver’s licence.
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