(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 2

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. 3, 11:52 a.m., 2800-block Highway 17: Police observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed, radar locked at 125 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The vehicle then sped past the unmarked police vehicle before a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was issued a ticket for excessive speed and subsequently had their vehicle impounded for the mandatory seven-day period.

• Jan. 6, 12:20 p.m., 4500-block Harvest Dr.: Police conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle with malfunctioning brake lights. Upon identifying the driver, police found them to have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The driver was arrested, and police subsequently read the driver the breath demand as they were exhibiting signs of impairment. The driver performed poorly on the roadside test and their vehicle was impounded. Upon searching, police found the driver to be in possession of suspected narcotics, which were seized prior to them being transported to Surrey RCMP cells.

• Jan. 8, 1:32 a.m., 5300-block Aspen Way: Police were called about a vehicle stopping in front of a home and potentially removing items. Police located the vehicle and made contact with the driver, who was confirmed to be delivering newspapers. No suspicious behaviour noted.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Jan. 4, 9:30 a.m., 1600-block Gillespie Rd.: Police observed someone sitting on the side of the road and stopped to check on their well-being. The youth advised they had slipped on ice, hurt their knee and couldn’t walk. Police contacted their parents, advised them of their child’s whereabouts and condition, and transported them to Delta Hospital for additional care.

• Jan. 4, 12:45 a.m., online event: Police were dispatched to a social media fraud, wherein the complainant sent approximately $4,000 and a passport scan to a fraudulent LinkedIn ad for a teaching job in Sweden. The complainant believed the job posting to be real, however upon contacting the school directly was advised it was fraudulent. Police advised them to notify their bank, Passport Canada and TransUnion to monitor for further fraudulent activity on their accounts.

• Jan. 7, 8:24 p.m., 1200-block 56th St.: Police were dispatched to a person in distress after the complainant located someone hunched over and soaking wet on the side of the road. Police found the person soaking wet and incoherent, and due to the approximate 90-minute wait time for EHS, transported them to Delta Hospital for additional care and to prevent hypothermia.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 2

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 12

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 12


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