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:
• June 1, 2:49 a.m., 4000-block Linden Dr.: Complainant reported hearing swearing and yelling and were concerned for the well-being of the individuals involved. Police attended and spoke with the homeowner. Police cleared the home and confirmed that the homeowner was having a loud gathering with some friends. No offence, and no signs of distress.
• June 4, 4:00 a.m., 4800-block 47A St.: Police received a report of a male and female entering an underground parkade and exiting an hour later. Complainant reported that two bikes with no seats were stolen (valued at $1,100), tools and a road bike valued at $3,000. The couple left behind a baseball bat, broken lock and bolt cutters.
• June 7, 3:00 a.m., 4800-block Elliott St.: An alarm was activated at a local business. Suspects left with unknown items. Investigation is ongoing.
• June 1, 5:54 p.m., 8A Avenue and 56th Street: Police were called to a collision involving a motorbike. EHS and Delta Fire were on scene upon police arrival. Witness explained to police that the motorbike was travelling southbound on 56th Street when a vehicle pulled out of a drive way, causing the motorbike to collide with the rear driver-side panel of the vehicle. The motorbike driver flew off the bike and suffered minor injuries.
• June 1, 8:20 p.m., 1200-block 56th St.: An officer observed a driver having trouble staying in his lane. A traffic stop immediately occurred and reasonable suspicion was formed. A breath sample was taken which resulted in a “fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and their vehicle was towed.
• June 4, 10:26 a.m., 1300-block 56th St.: Police were contacted regarding a wallet that was lost. Complainant advised that credit cards had been cancelled and the loss had been reported to the bank. Police advised complainant to contact ICBC to replace BC driver’s licence and BC Care Card. Wallet described as a black leather Calvin Klein. If found, please return it to any police station, including community police stations.
• June 4, 11:14 p.m., Beach Grove Elementary School: Complainant called police to report vehicles in the parking lot of Beach Grove Elementary doing burnouts. Police attended and observed a few vehicles in the parking lot with approximately 10 youth sitting inside the vehicles. The driver of one vehicle stated that she was driving in circles in the parking lot at a moderate speed. The driver was spoken to and warned about stunt driving. Police ensured that the youth had a way home and were safe.
• June 5, 8:18 p.m., Fred Gingell Park: Complainant reported a large group of youth partying on the beach in the 200-block of English Bluff Road. Police attended and spoke with the group, who were co-operative. Officer spoke with the youth about the importance of physical distancing while they cleaned up their garbage. All youths departed without issue, other than a few who had difficulty climbing the steps and complained about being out of shape. The officer also discussed the importance of physical fitness.
• June 6, 1:30 p.m., 500-block Boundary Bay Rd.: Complainant reported seeing two males harvest clams on Boundary Bay beach contrary to species closure. Upon being confronted by the complainant, the males discarded the clams in a tidal pool before walking towards the parking lot. Police provided complainant with the report line for the Lower Mainland Department of Fisheries and Oceans (604-607-4186).