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:
• July 20, 12:14 p.m., 9000-block River Rd.: Police were called to theft of a refer trailer from a business lot. The date of the theft is unknown and staff report that the trailer was empty at the time of theft but has an approximate value of $15,000.
• July 23, 12:54 p.m., 5000-block 48B Ave.: Owner reported a theft from auto to police which included personal information and CDs. The vehicle’s window had been left half way open. Police advised the owner to take proactive measures to avoid identity theft and documented the incident.
• July 24, 2:19 p.m., 4800-block Canoe Pass Way: Police were called to a local business for a report of a male drinking a bottle of alcohol in his vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated and the bottle of alcohol was observed in plain view. Police administered a breath test which the driver failed twice. The driver was served a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition. The vehicle was towed and the driver got a ride home from police.
• July 25, 11:52 p.m., Chamberlayne Ave.: A caller reported a large, loud party ongoing since the afternoon. Police attended and located a small gathering. Police spoke to the host who was cautioned about the noise and agreed to bring the party inside. No further issues.
• July 26, 7:45 p.m., Galbairth Crescent at 60A Street: Police were advised of a possible impaired driver and conducted a traffic stop. A breath test was administered and the driver failed. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.
• July 26, 4:09 a.m., Massey Drive at 44th Avenue: Police conducted a traffic stop to check driver sobriety and administered a breath test, which the driver failed. The driver refused a second test. Police issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded. The driver walked away from the scene.
• July 19, 8:01 p.m., 1300-block Tsawwassen Dr.: Police were called to reports of a possible impaired driver. A traffic stop was conducted upon police arrival and reasonable suspicion was formed of impairment. Two breath samples was taken, which the driver failed both times. A 90-day immediate roadside prohibition was served to the driver and their vehicle was towed away.
• July 20, 9:42 p.m., 1300-block Tsawwassen Dr.: Police were conducting a roadblock to check for driver sobriety. A vehicle had entered the stop where the driver appeared to be nervous and smoking a cigarette. A breath sample demand was made, but the driver refused. An automatic 90-day roadside prohibition for refusing was served to the driver while his vehicle was towed away.
• July 22, 2:40 p.m., 5600-block 10th Ave.: Police observed a vehicle run a stop sign. The vehicle then proceeded to run several more stop signs and change lanes without signaling. A traffic stop was conducted where a distinct odour of liquor was detected on the driver’s breath. A breath sample was taken resulting in the driver receiving a three-day immediate roadside prohibition. The driver left the scene on foot.
• July 23, 12:00 a.m., 4700-block Nixon Ave.: Police were called to a theft from a vehicle. The owner of the vehicle noticed his passport, permanent resident card and $300 cash were taken from the car. The owner believes the doors of the car were also left unlocked.
• July 25, 8:30 p.m., Boundary Bay: Complainant contacted police to report her two children had gone out in an inflatable canoe and were now about one mile off shore. She was concerned the children were in distress and unable to get back on their own. Police contacted the Coast Guard but by the time they arrived the canoe was in shallow water and close to shore, as the children made it back on their own. Both children were wearing life jackets and in good spirits after their adventure.