(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 23

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. 16, 5000-block Central Ave.: Complainant left their vehicle parked overnight in front of their residence and when they returned in the morning found the catalytic converter, valued at $1,000, had been stolen. No other damage was don to the vehicle. Police canvass for neighbourhood surveillance video was negative.

• Jan. 17, 4800-block 53rd St.: Complainant reported that, sometime overnight, the catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle parked on the street. No surveillance video available from the residence or nearby businesses.

• Jan. 20, 7200-block Progress Way: An employee of a business reported the theft of the catalytic converter from a company van sometime over the past several days. The incident is still under investigation with surveillance video possibly available from a neighbouring business.

• Jan. 21, 7100-block Progress Way: A business reported a suspect had attempted to gain entry to the business by breaking off a lockbox containing keys and prying open the mailbox. Police attended and, after reviewing surveillance video, identified the suspect as the same person involved in another theft in the area. The incident is still under investigation.

• Jan. 22, 4700-block 36th Ave.: Complainant reported that their wallet and insurance papers were stolen from their vehicle, which was left unlocked in the driveway of their residence. The wallet contained bank and credit cards, a driver’s licence and $60 cash. Credit card was used for a transaction and has now been cancelled. A flashlight left behind was seized for identification services. A neighbour reported their car window was smashed during the same time frame.

• Jan. 22, Highway 17A and 60th Avenue: Police observed a vehicle leaving the entertainment centre travelling at a high rate of speed and without lights. The vehicle was stopped and the driver, who appeared to have consumed alcohol, provided two breath samples, both reading “fail.” As a result, the driver was given an immediate 90-day roadside suspension and 30-day vehicle impoundment. The vehicle towed from the scene and the driver left by taxi.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Jan. 18, Blue Heron Way and Starling Drive: Complainant reported they left their parked van the previous evening and when they returned in the morning the van was gone. Police attended and found no suspects, witnesses or surveillance video. Subsequently, a report was received of a suspicious van located on Golf Club Drive. Police attended and recovered the stolen van with the ignition and door lock punched. Police determined the van had been used in a break-and-enter in the area. The van was towed from the scene for processing by identification services.

• Jan. 18, 700-block 53rd St.: Report received from complaint that parts of their child’s bicycle were stolen from school. The frame of the bike was recovered, but the seat, handle bars, wheels and a helmet were missing. The bicycle was described as a blue and green Trex Mountain bike. The incident is still under investigation pending the receipt of surveillance video from the school.

• Jan. 19, 1600-block 56th St.: Complainant reported a credit card was sent to their previous address in Richmond and then stolen from the mail room. Subsequently, the credit card was fraudulently used at various locations, with a total loss of $4,520. As the theft and fraud occurred in Richmond, the complainant was given information on how to report the incident to Richmond RCMP.

• Jan. 20, 4900-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported that a male had stolen a large black jacket and socks, valued at $140, from the store. The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25-30 years of age, 5’ 10” tall, with short dark hair and wearing black clothing including a black COVID mask. Patrol of the area by police proved negative.

• Jan. 22, 1400-block Enderby Ave.: Complainant reported that, sometime overnight, their vehicle was stolen from in front of their residence. The wallet of the complainant containing bank cards and a driver’s licence had been left in the car. The complainant was unable to account for the second key and unsure if they left the vehicle locked. The vehicle is valued at approximately $20,000. Canvass of the neighbourhood by police for surveillance video proved negative and the vehicle was added to the Canadian Police Information Centre as stolen.

• Jan. 23, 1200-block 56th St.: Police received a late report from a complainant that the previous day they had left their locked bike parked outside the exit of a business and when they returned the bicycle was gone. No suspects, witnesses or surveillance video available.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 23

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 16

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 16


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