(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 18

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

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. 18, 8:32 a.m., 5300-block Westminster Ave.: Complainant reported a vehicle had collided with two parked cars. The driver stated that she had fallen asleep at the wheel and collided with a parked vehicle, moving the vehicle forward and over the curb resulting in it hitting another vehicle. The driver initially stated that she didn’t have anything to drink, but due to the nature of the accident police read the driver an approved screening device demand. The driver then explained that she had a drink a couple of hours prior. The driver was not willing to provide a sample and police explained the consequences several times and outlined that a refusal would result in a fail. After six attempts at explaining the process, police further re-explained the process. The driver still refused to provide a breath sample and the driver was issued an immediate roadside prohibition from driving.

• Jan. 20, 10:02 a.m., 3600-block Highway 17: Using radar, police observed a vehicle driving at a speed of 132 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The vehicle was subsequently stopped and the driver was given an excessive speeding violation ticket and the vehicle was towed.

• Jan. 21, 7:50 p.m., 2900-block George Massey Tunnel: Complainant called police to report a stalled semi-truck, which had created a hazard for vehicles exiting the tunnel. On arrival, police located the semi-truck, which had broken due to a flat tire. The driver informed police that a mobile repair truck was en route. Behind the semi-truck, police located another vehicle, which had to come to a stop due to the broken down truck and had been rear-ended. The semi-truck was repaired on scene and police directed all parties to exchange information and to call ICBC to report the collision.

• Jan. 22, 12:26 p.m., 3200-block 72nd St.: Complainant contacted police to report two hunters who had made their way into the marsh. The complainant advised police that she did not think that it was right that the “men with camouflage and guns” could be in the same area as the “cute little birds.” On attendance, police observed with binoculars two hunters approximately one kilometre out into the marsh. Police attempted to make contact with the hunters, however, due to marshy, muddy and wet conditions, it was not safe for police to do so. The hunters were hunting in the appropriate area and were within the prescribed hunting season. Police advised the complainant that the hunters were acting lawfully.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Jan. 19, 11:28 a.m., location withheld: Complainant reported purchasing a lamp on a social media selling site after e-transferring money to the seller and never receiving the item. The complainant stated that he had made arrangements for the seller to drop the item off at his residence, but it never showed up. The complainant made multiple attempts to contact the seller through social media, but was unsuccessful. The complainant advised police that he had contacted his bank and was in the process of attempting to get his money back. Police attempted to look up the seller’s user name, but were unsuccessful and it appeared to be a fake account. Police encouraged the complainant to meet in person for online transactions in the future and to avoid sending money in advance.

• Jan. 21, 2:31 p.m., 5000 Canoe Pass Way: Complainant observed a police vehicle in the parking lot of a mall and requested police help in retrieving his keys that he locked in his vehicle. Police called for a tow truck company to assist and waited with the complainant until the tow truck arrived.

• Jan. 22, 12:02 a.m., 400-block Centennial Pkwy: Complainant reported an unknown person had rung her doorbell three times. The complainant believed the suspect may have been checking the house out as a possible target. Police attended and conducted a check of the exterior of the residence and found that all the doors and windows were secure and there were no signs of forced entry. Police patrolled the area but found nothing suspicious.

• Jan. 22, 12:11 p.m., 6400-block Highway 99: Police observed a vehicle pass at a visually estimated speed of 200 km/h in a posted 100 km/h zone. Police attempted to close the distance and stop the vehicle, but were unsuccessful. The vehicle later crashed into a ditch and a concerned citizen called police to report the suspicious damaged vehicle. The driver admitted to driving at excessive speeds and crashing his vehicle. The driver was issued an excessive speed violation ticket and a seven-day vehicle impoundment.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 18

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 11

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 11


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

DeltaPoliceSouth Delta

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

The emergency department at Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C., in July 2020. (Black Press Media)
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation reaches $12 million goal

New operating suites to open this fall

Peace Arch Hospital Foundation executive director Stephanie Beck speaks at a 2017 groundbreaking ceremony. In March 2020, she announced the Rapid Response Grant Program, aimed at providing financial assistance during the pandemic. (File photo)
Peace Arch Hospital Foundation launches youth program

Youth in Action designed for students who want to make an impact in their community

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Surrey RCMP asking for dash-cam video of ‘suspicious incident’

Incident involves a newer model Toyota Rav 4 SUV

Elvira D’Angelo, 92, waits to receive her COVID-19 vaccination shot at a clinic in Montreal, Sunday, March 7, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
‘It’s been a good week’: Tam hopeful on vaccines as pandemic anniversary nears

Tam says the addition of two new vaccines will help Canadians get immunized faster

Const. Allan Young. Photo: Abbotsford Police Department
Manslaughter charge laid in Nelson death of Abbotsford police officer

Allan Young died after an incident in downtown Nelson last summer

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered to a personal support worker at the Ottawa Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 in Ottawa. Doctors in Alberta have signed an open letter asking for prioritized vaccination of health-care staff who work directly with patients on dedicated COVID-19 units. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
COVID vaccines for seniors in B.C.: Here’s how to sign up

Seniors 90+, Indigenous seniors 65+ and Indigenous Elders can book starting March 8

The Kimber family of Boston Bar lost their home in a fire. Blaine Kimber’s daughter created a fundraiser to help rebuild the home with the goal of $100,000. (Screenshot/GoFundMe)
Fundraiser created for Boston Bar family that lost everything in weekend fire

Witnesses say the Kimber family escaped the fire without injury, but their home is a total loss

(The Canadian Press)
‘Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined’: Tourism industry in crisis

Travel services saw the biggest drop in active businesses with 31 per cent fewer firms operating

Pictures and notes in from friends and classmates make up a memorial in support and memory of Aubrey Berry, 4, and her sister Chloe, 6, during a vigil held at Willows Beach in Oak Bay, B.C., on December 30, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mother of slain daughters supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act

Sarah Cotton-Elliott said she believed her children took a back seat to arranging equal parenting

Victoria man Brett Andersen is asking for people’s help to secure him one of eight free tickets to the moon. (Screenshot/@brettandersen Instagram)
Victoria man wants your help securing a free ticket to the moon

Japanese billionaire offering eight people a trip to the moon

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
Aquarium users in B.C. warned after invasive mussels found at pet store

Conservation officers were told the mussels were found in a moss ball from a Terrace pet store.

Most Read