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 20, 7100-block Progress Way: An employee reported that one of the company’s cars parked at the rear of the business had its catalytic converter stolen sometime over the weekend. A saw blade and a grinder wheel located nearby were seized by police.
• June 20, 7700-block Vantage Way: A business reported the theft over the weekend of a catalytic converter cut from a truck and eight truck tires with wheels. Access to the area was through a hole cut in the fence surrounding the business. The tires, valued at $1,700, are described as Bridgestone with black rims.
• June 21, 7300-block Highway 17: A vehicle travelling at 140 km/h was stopped by police. The driver was charged with driving at excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded.
• June 20, 4500-block Clarence Taylor Cres.: A City of Delta employee reported a flag pole bearing a Pride flag was cut down. The pole was found lying on the ground. Surveillance video showed an unknown person wearing all black cutting down the pole. The suspect then left the area on a bicycle northbound along the footpath behind the leisure centre.
• June 22, 7600-block Vantage Way: A report was received of the theft of 50 litres of fuel from a fleet truck parked at the back of a business. Video surveillance revealed a white pickup truck pulling up to the property and was submitted to police.
• June 24, 3400-block Highway 17: Police observed a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed near the Deltaport Way onramp. The rear police radar displayed a speed of 148 km/h. The motorcycle was stopped, the driver was charged with excessive speed and the vehicle was impounded. The driver left the scene in a taxi.
Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation
• June 20, 1200-block Hunter Rd.: Complainant reported the attempted theft of their vehicle after the alarm on the vehicle went off at approximately 3 a.m. No access was gained to vehicle but there were minor pry marks to the rear trunk area.
• June 23, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: Nine teens entered a business in groups of three. All were wearing similar white or light hoodies and dark pants and were carrying backpacks and bags. They appeared to be organized, moving through the store in groups of three so as to confuse the security system. When the group left, staff found $350 of discarded tags. Security video will be examined for possible identification of the suspects.
• June 24, 1700-block Braid Rd.: Complainant reported the fraudulent use of their credit card, for a total of $500, over the past several months in New Brunswick and Baghdad. A new credit card had been ordered several months ago and the complainant believes it was intercepted in the mail. Reimbursement is expected from the financial institution.
• June 26, 12th Avenue and Beach Grove Road: A citizen reported finding a Samsung cell phone, house keys, a bottle of vodka and other small items while out on a walk. Police queried the cell phone number with no results. The items were turned over to DPD headquarters for safekeeping.
• June 26, 1200-block 56th St.: Two males stole fragrance packs, an electric tooth brush and headphones from a local business. The suspects were described as white, 20 to 30 years of age, and wearing black hats and shirts. Surveillance video to be examined for possible identification of suspects.
• June 26, 5100-block Canoe Pass Way: Complainant reported observing a dog in a white Tesla with all its windows closed that was parked in a business parking lot. The outside temperature was 28 C. Police responded and they informed the complainant that the Tesla features a timed electric climate control.