(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of June 20

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:


• June 13, 4900-block 58th St.: Complainant reported their Instagram had been hacked and they were locked out of the account. As a consequence they have been receiving messages and phone calls requesting money. Complainant has blocked all calls and reported the calls to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center, and will register with Equifax to ensure no financial frauds are committed. Report submitted for information only.

• June 14, 4600-block 46A St.: Complainant reported they had met a person on social media who promised to use photos from the complainant in return for a share of the profits. The complainant received approximately $2000 in cheques from the unknown person which proved to be fraudulent.

• June 15, 5300-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Complainant completed a web application for what they assumed was Arrive-Canada. A fraudulent charge of $50 was made to the complainant’s credit card which they were able to freeze and no loss was incurred. Further protective measures were taken with the bank.

• June 16, 6400-block Highway 17: Police stopped a vehicle with a Washington State licence plate speeding at approximately 140 km/h as clocked by radar. The driver was charged with driving at an excessive speed and their vehicle was impounded. The driver and passenger left the scene on foot.

• June 17, 5200-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: A business reported a person had left the store without paying for two bottles of vodka, valued at $51.99 each, they had concealed underneath their blue hoodie. The business provided police with the name of a possible suspect.

• June 18, 4700-block 46th St.: Complainant reported they had received an email from Canada Post indicating they had a parcel which the complainant could claim on receipt of a small payment of money. The complainant inputted their credit card information before they realized the situation was fraudulent. The complainant has cancelled their credit card.

• June 19, 3500-block Highway 18A: Police followed a vehicle which had its right turn signal on and was swerving from side to side within its own lane. A vehicle stop was initiated by police. The driver admitted to having “two drinks tonight.” Two breath samples provided by the driver both read “warn.” As a result, the driver was required to surrender their driver’s licence and was given a three-day roadside suspension. The vehicle was impounded and the driver and their passengers left the area in a taxi.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• June 15, 5300-block Upland Dr.: Complainant received a package from a delivery company which was missing a set of AirPods. The delivery company indicated the package had been delivered to the wrong address and re-delivered to the complainant a week later. A police report was required by the delivery company.

• June 15, 900-block 55A St.: When complainant returned to their residence after being absent during the evening, they realized they had left their garage door open and a Stihl leaf blower had been stolen. Complainant had canvassed the neighbourhood but with negative results.

• June 16, unspecified block, English Bluff Rd.: Complainant reported their unlocked vehicle had been rummaged through the previous night while parked in the driveway. Approximately $40 in change was stolen.

• June 17, 4900-block 6th Ave.: Complainant reported their wallet was stolen from their unlocked vehicle while they were working in the area. The wallet contained a driver’s licence, credit and debit cards. Complainant indicated all bank cards had been cancelled and no fraudulent transactions had been made.

• June 18, Highway 17 and Salish Sea Drive: Police conducted a stop of a vehicle which was being driven at inconsistent speeds and braking suddenly. The driver was observed to have glossy eyes and a distinct odour of liquor on their breath. Two breath samples from the driver resulted in “warn” readings. The driver was given a three-day immediate roadside prohibition. The vehicle was removed from the roadway by the spouse of the driver.

• June 18, 4900-block Chehalis Dr.: Complainant reported that sometime overnight their unlocked vehicle parked in front of their residence had been rummaged through. Nothing of value was stolen from the vehicle.

• June 19, 1700-block 58th St.: Complainant reported that sometime over the past day or night someone had entered their unlocked vehicle and stolen their passport and small change. Police canvassed the surrounding homes and a neighbour advised they had recovered the stolen passport. Police returned passport to the complainant.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of June 20

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of June 14

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of June 14

SEE ALSO: Delta crime beat: week of May 30 to June 5


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