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, 3600-block Arthur Dr.: Complainant reported the theft of a white TaylorMade Burner golf club set and $15 in change from their vehicle parked at their residence. No surveillance video, witnesses or time frame for the offence. The complainant was advised to keep vehicles locked in the future.
• Jan. 24, 5600-block 52nd Ave.: Complainant reported they had provided their credit card information and personal details to an online company with the intention of purchasing a new crypto currency. The following day they discovered $310 had been withdrawn from their Visa account by a company in the U.K. The fraudulent transaction was reported to the U.K. police and the bank, who locked the account. Complainant was provided with a file number, and a safety plan for future prevention of fraud was discussed.
• Jan. 29, DPD Headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Way: A report was received from the complainant that they had received an email from someone they believed to be the Canada Revenue Agency. The complainant accessed the embedded link and provided their address, banking information social insurance number. Once the complainant had discovered the situation was fraudulent, they contacted the bank and their account was frozen. No money was lost. Complainant was provided with information to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, TransUnion and Equifax.
• Jan. 29, 5600-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Complainant reported two locked bicycles had been stolen from their carport sometime in the evening. Both bikes appear to have had the locks removed with bolt cutters. One bicycle is a bright blue Rocky Mountain 10-speed and the other is a black CCM 10-speed, with a total value of $500. No surveillance video was available. Theft prevention strategies were discussed with the complainant.
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• Jan. 24, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported the shoplifting of cosmetics by two teen females. The complainant followed the suspects and directed police to their location, where they were detained and arrested for theft. The products, valued at $212, were recovered and returned to the store. The suspects were warned and released without charges to the custody of their parents.
• Jan. 24, 4900-block 1A Ave.: Complainant reported that someone had fraudulently booked a hotel in Ontario using their credit card. The bank was contacted, the complainant’s credit card was cancelled, and the charge of $200 was reversed. A file number was provided as requested by the bank.
• Jan. 24, 1700-block Starling Dr.: Complainant reported they had received information that a package had been delivered to their apartment building, but when they went to retrieve the package it was gone. The package contained Lululemon clothing valued at $177. A similar incident in the building was reported the previous week. The management company to provide surveillance video in an attempt to identify the suspect.
• Jan. 25, 5300-block 8A Ave.: Report received from complainant that a neighbour had advised the complainant that their surveillance video revealed a group of youth taking packages from both residences and fleeing the area. The youth have been identified upon examination of the video. The incident still under investigation.
• Jan. 26, 1900-block 56th St.: Complainant reported the theft, sometime over the past several days, of the catalytic converter from their truck parked in the parking lot. There is video surveillance in the area, but due to the late report the footage of the video ha been erased. Approximate replacement value of the catalytic converter is $1,500.
• Jan. 27, 5000-block 12th Ave.: Police received a report that a vehicle was doing donuts in the parking lot of Brandrith Park. The complainant also advised police that a vehicle had driven onto the field earlier in the month. Police are continuing with an investigation pending the possible receipt of surveillance video from the nearby school. Patrols of the area by police will be increased.
• Jan. 29, 4900-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a female concealed cosmetics, left the store without paying and was travelling west on Fisherman Way. Police attended and located a teenage female consistent with the description provided. The suspect was arrested for theft under $5,000. The stolen items were recovered and returned to the store. The female was released without charges to her mother, with police advising both parties of the consequences of any further offences.
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