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. 10, 2:29 a.m., 8800-block Highway 99: Police conducted a traffic stop at the above noted area. The driver of the vehicle was determined to have an expired driver’s licence. Police detected the odour of liquor upon speaking with the driver. A breath sample was provided, which resulted in a fail, leading to a 90-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was towed and the driver opted to take a taxi home.
• Feb. 11, 9:02 a.m., 5100-block 51st St.: Police were performing foot patrols of a nearby park when it was observed that a storage container was vandalized with graffiti. City of Delta engineering department was notified and attended to paint over the graffiti.
• Feb. 15, 2:15 p.m., 6400-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: While on proactive patrols, police conducted a traffic stop to check for sobriety. Police detected a strong odour of alcohol on the breath of the driver. After performing an approved screening device test, the driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside suspension and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.
• Feb. 16, 8:03 p.m., Elliot Street and Westminster Avenue: Police observed a vehicle fail to signal a right hand turn and do a rolling stop at a stop sign. Police stopped the driver and read them the approved screening device demand. The sample yielded a fail, so the police seized the driver’s licence for 90 days and towed the vehicle. It was impounded for 30 days. The driver was picked up by a family member.
• Feb. 10, 10:03 p.m., 4900-bock Canoe Pass Way: Police observed a man panhandling and setting up camp in front of a local store. Police spoke with the man who stated he intended to sleep in the area prior to catching a ferry the next morning. Police assisted the man with finding a bed through Delta’s emergency shelter service, and transported him to safer accommodations.
• Feb. 12, 4:50 p.m., 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: Police were called to a report of a theft from a local business. Police were able to identify the suspect from the store’s CCTV footage. Police located the suspect at a nearby bus stop and arrested them for theft.
• Feb. 15, 6:50 p.m., Highway 17A/Highway 17: Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle to check for impairment. Police had been following the vehicle and observed it was unable to stay in a lane and maintain its speed, as well as travelling well under the limit. After speaking with the driver, police conducted a breath test. The driver was given a three-day immediate roadside suspension.
• Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m., 260-block English Bluff Rd.: Police were called to assist the Delta Fire Department remove a girl stuck in the mud at the beach. The girl was stuck in mud up to her stomach. Police and firefighters were able to free the girl from the mud and return her to her family with no injuries.
• Feb. 16, 2:02 a.m., Meredith Place: Complainant noted that his CCTV camera recorded a suspicious person trying door handles on vehicles in driveways in the area. Nothing was believed to be stolen. Video was provided to police, and the investigation is ongoing.
• Feb. 16, 7:30 p.m., 1200-block 53A St.: Police observed a vehicle fail to signal their turn. Police conducted a traffic stop and, upon speaking with the driver, noticed a strong odour of liquor on the driver’s breathe. A breath test was performed, and the driver was given a seven-day immediate roadside prohibition.