(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 3

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:


• Dec. 29, 3500-block Highway 17A: Police conducted a traffic stop after observing a vehicle driving approximately 35 km/h over the posted speed limit. The driver admitted to having a glass of wine with dinner and provided breath samples which read .045. A 12-hour driving suspension was issued to the driver for having consumed alcohol contrary to their Class 7 restrictions. A ticket was issued and the vehicle was driven home by a friend.

• Dec. 29, 6000-block Highway 17A: Complainant reported they had parked their vehicle at a business and when they returned to the vehicle it started with a very loud noise. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who confirmed the catalytic converter had been cut from the vehicle. Police contacted the business security, who examined surveillance video but there was no footage of the theft.

• Jan. 1, 6500-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: A business reported a male had left the store with a bottle of liquor valued at $106 without paying. The male is described as Caucasian, with a heavy build and a full beard. The theft was captured on surveillance video and images of the male were disseminated for possible identification.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Dec. 26, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: An employee reported a backpack containing their wallet, keys, AirPods, umbrella, and an AirTag was stolen from the staff lounge at their workplace. Their credit card had been used to ride the SkyTrain and the AirTag tracked the backpack to a shopping mall in Richmond. The RCMP attended the mall and subsequently located a suspect in possession of the backpack. The suspect was arrested and the backpack was returned to the complainant, who did not wish the suspect charged. The suspect was released and warned regarding any further acts of theft in the future.

• Dec. 27, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: Police responded to a report of theft of clothing from a shop in the mall. The suspect is described as a 30-year-old Middle Eastern female. A patrol of the mall and parking lot proved negative. Value of the theft is approximately $100.

• Dec. 27, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported two males had stolen items from the store. Mall security located the males identified by surveillance video in another store. Police attended and detained the two males for theft. Both males elected to be honest, apologized and returned the stolen merchandise. Security issued the pair a ban to the mall and, as there was no previous history with the suspects, they were released without charges.

• Dec. 28, 4600-block Fox Lane: Complainant reported that sometime over the past couple of days their vehicle, parked in front of their residence, had been vandalized. Police attend and observed what appeared to be two deliberate scratch marks to the driver’s side door. Neighbouring residences were contacted and asked to provide any surveillance video of the area. A file number was provided for insurance purposes.

• Dec. 28, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A report was received from the mall that three males had taken three fire extinguishers from their cases and discharged them in the washrooms, resulting in the extinguishers having to be refilled at a cost of $300 and the washrooms to be cleaned. Still photos of the males were distributed for possible identification.

• Jan. 1, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a female set off the merchandise alarm when leaving the store. When approached, the female returned two articles of clothing. The store believes the female had not returned a pair of sunglasses valued at $100. Security traced the female but lost track of her in the food court due to the large volume of people.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Jan. 3

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 25

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Dec. 25


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