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. 17, 8:39 p.m., 5800-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: While conducting proactive traffic patrols along Ladner Trunk Road, police observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was initiated to check for driver sobriety. When asked, the driver admitted to consuming liquor that evening. An approved screening device demand was read. The first sample result was a “warn” and the second was a “fail.” Driver was explained and served a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and police released the vehicle to a sober passenger who was in the vehicle.
• Feb. 18, 2:35 p.m., 4900-block Westminster Ave.: While conducting foot patrols at Lions Park, police observed graffiti on the public washroom building. Photo obtained. No witnesses/suspects are known at this time.
• Feb. 19, 9:25 a.m., 7000-block Highway 17: An officer was conducting on-foot laser enforcement on Highway 17 when a BMW was observed travelling at a high rate of speed. Laser registered the speed at 133 km/h in an 80 km/h highway zone. A vehicle stop was conducted and the driver was served an electronic violation ticket for excessive speed and a vehicle impoundment. The BMW towed to roadway and the driver left in a taxi.
• Feb. 19, 9:46 a.m., 5100-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Complainant reported an unknown male had smashed the rear canopy window on his pickup truck. Total damage was approximately $200.
• Feb. 22, 8:20 p.m., 4800-block Elliot St.: Police observed a driver not yield at a stop sign and pulled the vehicle over. The driver was noted to have blood-shot eyes and slurred speech. Police issued an approved screening device demand and the driver blew a fail. His licence was seized and he was prohibited from driving for 90 days. His vehicle was impounded for 30 days.
• Feb. 18, 12:03 p.m., 1100-block 56th St.: A store employee called to report a customer had $2,000 stolen from her. The victim advised she went to the bank and withdrew $2,000 and then attended the store. She was approached by a male and female who advised she had ketchup on her coat. Victim removed her coat and they assisted in cleaning the ketchup off. Police investigation revealed that a possible second male appeared to have thrown something on the victim’s back.
• Feb. 18, 5:01 p.m., 5500-block 9th Ave.: Park staff reported graffiti at the Boys & Girls Club next door. An officer attended and observed “ANT” and other illegible tags in orange spray paint on the stairs, patio and cement. Photos obtained.
• Feb. 19, 11:52 a.m., 200-block 67A St.: Complainant reported that an unknown person entered his garage and took his Makita tool set. His cordless impact driver, drill, palm sander, skill saw, reciprocating saw, jigsaw and battery charger were taken. Total value of the tools was approximately $400. No method of entry or exit was located and no damage was noted.
• Feb. 19, 10:45 p.m., 5300-block 12th Ave.: A traffic stop was conducted for failing to turn on the vehicle’s left signal when exiting out of the parking lot. An odour of liquor was detected from the driver and an approved screening device demand was read. Initial result was a “warn” and the second result was also a “warn.” The driver was served a three-day immediate roadside prohibition. Their driver’s licence was seized and the vehicle was not towed, but was parked in a secure lot by his spouse who picked the driver up from the scene.
• Feb. 21, 11:26 a.m., 56th Street and 12th Avenue: Police were dispatched to a reported driving complaint. Complainant advised she observed a vehicle driving erratically (tailgating, speeding and passing unsafely). Police located the vehicle parked at the registered owner’s residence. The driver confirmed he was driving and admitted to having been “in a rush.” Driver was given a verbal warning. Complainant was advised and appreciative of the follow up.