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:
• May 24, 3:40 p.m., 4455 Clarence Taylor Cres.: Complainant attended Delta Police headquarters to report a fraud. The complainant received an email from who he thought was his friend asking for $300 in gift cards. The complainant bought the gift cards and sent the information via email. The complainant was then asked for more money and that was when he realized that this was possibly a fraud. Police informed the complainant that this was fraud and to contact his friend to make him aware of the compromised email account.
• May 26, 11:02 p.m., 7000-block Progress Pl.: Police conducted a traffic stop to investigate whether the idling vehicle was associated to the business at the address. The driver was identified by his B.C. driver’s licence and was arrested for breaching conditions to not be in the driver seat of a vehicle between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Police seized his driver’s licence and issued the notice of prohibition to the driver. Police warned the driver of the consequences of driving while prohibited. The male’s friend attended the scene and drove the vehicle home.
• May 29, 6:47 p.m., 3600-block Highway 17: Police were conducting proactive radar enforcement when a vehicle approached them at a high rate of speed of 141 km/h in a 80 km/h zone. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver was issued an excessive speeding ticket and well as a seven-day vehicle impoundment.
• May 30, 12:50 a.m., 3600-block Arthur Dr.: Complainant reported a bunch of teens nearby being loud and hearing what sounded like an altercation with a car passing by that had almost hit them. Police attended and found a large group of approximately 15 teens waiting at the bus stop. The group stated the bus did not show up as scheduled. Police advised the group to be quiet and stay off the road for their safety. The group of teens ended up walked to a friend’s home nearby to await the arrival of their rides.
• May 30, 9:59 p.m., 6000-block Meadow Pl.: Complainant called police to report that there were two goats that were not hers in her backyard. Police located the owner of the goats, who attended the residence, collected her goats and took them home.
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• May 25, 9:33 a.m., 1000-block Beach Grove Rd.: Complainant reported that a vehicle was parked in front of his residence and impeding him from cutting part of his lawn. Police attended and observed the vehicle parked in a space which appeared to be a make-shift parking spot. Police searched the licence plate and found the owner resided across the street from the complainant. Police approached the residence and advised her of the complaint, at which time she moved her car without incident. The female advised that her vehicle was parked there as she was using her driveway to load her travel trailer and did not mean to inconvenience anyone. Police advised the complainant of the outcome, who was very thankful for the police attendance.
• May 26, 1:22 p.m., 10400-block Highway 17: Police were conducting proactive patrols when they noticed a vehicle approaching at a high rate of speed. Rear radar locked the speed of the vehicle to be going 130 km/h in a 80 km/h zone. Traffic stop was initiated, the driver was given an excessive speeding ticket and their vehicle was towed.
• May 29, 3:18 p.m., 2100-block 52nd St.: Complainant advised police that he had located a bicycle with store tags still attached hidden in the bushes. Police attended and located the bicycle in brand new condition, with the barcode still attached. Police searched the brand and learned that it was exclusively from a nearby store. Police spoke with the manager of the nearby store, who scanned the barcode and confirmed it was from his store. His database showed five in inventory, but when he checked only four were present with no sales logged in the system. Police returned the bicycle to the manager of the nearby store.
• May 30, 11:10 a.m., 4800-block 28th Ave.: Police were conducting proactive patrols when they came across construction debris that had apparently been dumped on the side of the road. The debris, mainly made up of a large white tarp and drywall pieces of varying sizes, was partially blocking the eastbound lane and had spilled into the drainage ditch beside the road. Police contacted City of Delta Bylaw Enforcement, who advised that they would be attending and that they had also contacted Delta Engineering to clean up the debris. Nothing was located in the debris to identify suspects in illegal dumping activity.