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:
• Jan. 10, Delta Police Headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Cres.: Complainant reported they had received a phone call from a person pretending to be their grandson indicating they were in trouble and needed $5,300. The complainant sent the funds to an address in Quebec before realizing they were the victim of fraud. Police requested the complainant obtain their incoming phone records from Telus to assist with the investigation.
• Jan. 11, Delta Police Headquarters 4455 Clarence Taylor Cres.: Complainant reported that four cheques from his business had been intercepted in the mail. Two of the cheques had been cashed at a bank in Toronto and two at a bank in Surrey, with a total loss of $8,600. Investigation of the incident to continue with both banks and the possible receipt of surveillance video.
• Jan. 12, 6500-block River Rd.: During a traffic stop, the driver of the vehicle provided two breath samples as requested, with both resulting in a “warn” reading. As a consequence, the driver was given a three-day driving prohibition. The vehicle was not impounded but parked legally to be picked up at a later date. The driver left the scene in an Uber.
• Jan. 14, 4700-block 53rd St.: Complainant reported the theft sometime overnight of three catalytic converters from vehicles in the underground parking lot. One saw blade was found in the parking lot and seized by police. No evidence of forced entry to the garage. Police advised the complainant to post signs reminding residents to not allow anyone to follow them into the parking garage and to ensure the gates are closed before they proceed to their parking space. File number provided for insurance claims.
• Jan. 15, 4700-block 51st Ave.: Complainant reported that, sometime over the past several days, the catalytic converter had been stolen from their vehicle. No surveillance video available. Complainant was provided with a file number for insurance purposes.
• Jan. 15, 4800-block 55B St.: Report received from complainant that the catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle left in the secure underground parking area. No surveillance video, witnesses, or suspects at this time. Police to follow up with the building manager.
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• Jan. 10, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A late report was received from a business stating that two males had entered the store and stolen five handbags valued at $830. Both suspects were described as Caucasian, 5’ 11” tall, 30-40 years of age, and wearing baseball hats and COVID masks. Still images were obtained and will be distributed for possible identification of the suspects.
• Jan. 10, 1600-block 56th St.: A business reported that, sometime overnight, the catalytic converter had been cut off a customer’s vehicle while parked in the shop’s parking lot. Three saw blades were left behind under the vehicle. Neighbouring video surveillance observed a male arriving at the scene in a red sedan and a South Asian male, acting as a lookout, across the street in a late model white Honda sedan. Still images of the suspects to be disseminated for possible identification.
• Jan. 10, Delta Police Headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Cres.: Complainant reported that over a period of a month, they had invested $2,400 in a company. When the complainant subsequently checked their investment, they realized they had been the victim of fraud as the company was deactivated and they were unable to retrieve their investment. Police provided the complainant with resources pertaining to identity fraud.
• Jan. 11, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business provided police with surveillance video footage and a written statement regarding a theft. A review of the video footage observed a Caucasian male, 30-40 years of age, with a medium build and wearing a blue Canucks hat, grey rain jacket, blue jeans and grey Nike shoes. The suspect spent 20 minutes in the store and left with a Havalon knife valued at $64 and a North Face hoodie valued at $59 without making payment. Still images to be disseminated for possible identification of the suspect.
• Jan. 12, 100-block 66th St.: Complainant reported that while they were out of town over the past few days the catalytic converter had been cut from their vehicle while it was parked in front of their residence. Damage and loss to the vehicle was approximately $1,000. A canvass of the area by police proved negative.
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