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. 24, 5:00 p.m., 6100-block Highway 17A: Police were called to a report of a stolen vehicle. The owner had left the vehicle in a leased parking space while out of town. Nobody had permission to drive the car during his absence. The total value of the vehicle is $7,000.
• Jan. 26, 5:00 p.m., 5000-block 47A Ave.: Police were called to a report of a theft from a vehicle. The owner advised police that someone had smashed his passenger side window and stolen a $350 reciprocating saw. The vehicle was parked in an underground parkade where no damage was observed to the parkade entry gate.
• Jan. 29, 1:11 p.m., Highway 99 at Ladner Trunk Road: Police observed a vehicle driving well over the posted 80 km/h speed limit. The vehicle continue to weave through a pack of approximately eight vehicles. The vehicle then took the Highway 99 exit, where it continued to speed upwards of 145 km/h. A traffic stop was made and the driver was issued an excessive speed violation ticket while his vehicle was impounded for seven days.
• Feb. 1, 12:03 a.m., 57th Street and Ladner Trunk Road: Police conducted a traffic stop to check for driver’s sobriety. The driver admitted to the officer that he had consumed alcohol. An odour of liquor also emanated from the driver’s breath. A breath sample was taken, and the reading resulted in the driver receiving a 24-hour driving prohibition. The vehicle was towed away and the driver took an Uber home.
• Jan. 30, 7:37 p.m., Harvest Drive and Clarence Taylor Crescent: Police responded to a call of a vehicle that had struck a bicyclist. The bicyclist was travelling through the crosswalk when a vehicle struck him while attempting to turn right onto Ladner Trunk Way. The bicyclist was taken to hospital and the driver remained on scene and was co-operative with police.
• Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m., 1400-block Duncan Dr.: DPD community police volunteer reported coming across insecure premises at a residence in this block, with the alarm sounding. No response to door knocks. While volunteer was still at location, and police were en-route, the property owner returned to disarm the alarm and secure the property. Police attendance was cancelled.
• Jan. 30, 6:45 a.m., 2300-block Highway 17: Police conducting traffic patrols observed a driver make a u-turn at the intersection of Highway 17 and 56th Street. Police conducted a traffic stop and, after identifying the driver, determined he was prohibited from driving under the Motor Vehicle Act. The driver was arrested and taken to Delta Police HQ. Police are continuing an investigation into his actions.
• Jan. 30, 4:16 p.m., 850-block Bayview Dr.: Police were contacted by complainant stating a private construction company had blocked part of the roadway. Police attended and spoke to contractor who advised the crew would be moving gravel off the roadway in the next five minutes. Road still passable, no concerns noted.
• Feb. 1, 10:44 a.m., 14th Avenue and 56th Street: Police conducted a traffic stop to check the driver’s sobriety. Upon speaking to the driver, police noticed a distinct odour of liquor emanating from the driver’s breath. A breath sample was taken, which resulted in the driver receiving a three-day immediate roadside prohibition. The vehicle was privately towed from the scene.
• Feb. 2, 12:42 a.m., 54A Street and 10th Avenue: Police observed a vehicle depart from a pub parking lot and then fail to come to a complete stop at a red light. A traffic stop was conducted where the driver admitted to the consumption of liquor. A breath sample was taken which resulted in a “fail” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and her vehicle was towed for 30 days. The driver left the scene on foot.