(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of July 25

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:


• July 19, 4800-block Linden Dr.: Complainant reported their home had been broken into while they were absent for approximately three hours. It is believed the suspects entered the premises through an unlocked patio door. Police identification team to attend and process the scene. The value of the items stolen is unknown at this time.

• July 23, 5200-block 48th Ave.: Complainant left their bike unlocked outside a business while they ran in to grab a flyer. When they returned, the bike — valued at $1,700 — was gone. The bike is described as a black electric with a red basket containing a computer on the back. Area patrol proved to be negative.

• July 24, 5700-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Police stopped a vehicle with a burnt-out tail light. The driver indicated they had just left their friend’s poker night. The driver provided a breath sample which read “warn,” but declined to provide a second sample. As a result, they were given an immediate roadside suspension and a ticket for driving without a tail light. The vehicle was impounded and the driver left by Uber.

• July 24, 4900-block Westminster Ave.: A vehicle with a temporary licence was stopped after it ran a stop sign. Following the detection of the odour of liquor on the breath of the driver, two breath samples were provided, with both reading “fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day driving suspension, 30-day vehicle suspension and a ticket for disobeying a stop sign. The vehicle was impounded and the driver left the scene by taxi.

• July 24, 5100-block Central Ave.: Police received a report that three teenagers were running around on the roof of the elementary school. Police attended and located the teenagers, one of whom was stuck in a tree. The teenager was rescued from the tree by police. All the teenagers were remorseful and released upon agreeing they would not repeat their actions.

• July 25, 50th Avenue and Linden Drive: Police observed a vehicle leaving the pub and conducted a traffic stop to check the driver’s sobriety. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol and provided a breath sample which indicated a rating that was not allowed by their “N” driver licence restriction. The driver was advised they were prohibited from driving, their licence was seized, they were issued a 12-hour licence suspension and were given a ticket for disobeying licence restrictions. The driver was picked up by a family member.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• July 18, 66A Street: Complainant reported that a $339 online order was reported by the shipping company to have been delivered and signed for at their residence. However, the parcel was not received. The delivery company requested a police report and a file number in order to process a refund.

• July 19, DPD HQ, 4455 Clarence Taylor Cres.: Complainant reported they received a fraudulent call claiming to be from their bank. The incident was reported to their phone provider and the police. No personal or banking information was provided to the caller. The complainant was advised to report the incident to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center.

• July 20, 200-block Centennial Pky.: A report was received from a complainant that they had left their unlocked bike for a couple of hours at the beach access point and when they returned the bike was missing. The bicycle, valued at $800, is described as a grey Trek with front suspension, front and back carriers, and a yellow bell attachment. A witness observed two females near the beach access loading a bike into a white vehicle.

• July 22, 5500-block 9th Ave.: Complainant reported that they had left their unlocked scooter in front of the main entrance of the aquatic centre and when they returned the scooter was gone. Staff at the centre confirmed that security video revealed the time of the theft and provided the images of two males committing the theft. Photos of the suspects to be disseminated for possible identification.

• July 23, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported that a suspect had removed tags from clothing and left the premises without paying. Police attended and located the suspect in the food court, where they had passed the property to another suspect. Items from several businesses were seized and returned to the businesses. Both suspects were arrested, chartered and released on a promise to appear in court at a future date, and were a banned from the shopping mall.

• July 24, DPD HQ 4455 Clarence Taylor Cres.: A report was received that two males had not returned after over an hour of rafting off Centennial Beach. Police notified the Coast Guard, Search and Rescue, and the Point Roberts Fire Department. Police attended the area and spotted the boys 500 metres off shore. A Point Roberts Law Enforcement boat was in the area and brought the boys to safety. The boys were warned of the dangers associated with rafting on a less-than-seaworthy boat and no life jackets.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat: week of July 25

SEE ALSO: Delta crime beat: week of July 17

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of July 11

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of July 11


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