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 26, 12 p.m., Highway 17 and Highway 99: While driving westbound directly behind a motorcycle, police observed a vehicle approaching from behind at a high rate of speed. Rear radar on the police vehicle locked the speed at 140 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. The vehicle passed the police vehicle and immediately had to change lanes. The motorcycle ahead had to brake hard to avoid a collision with the speeding vehicle. Police activated emergency equipment and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was issued an excessive speed violation ticket and his vehicle was towed.
• May 25, 5:27 p.m., 4200-block Arthur Dr.: Police were called to a report that an unknown person had rummaged through their vehicles. The vehicles had been left unlocked. There was no damage and nothing was stolen.
• May 25, 9:14 p.m., 4800-block 53rd St.: Police were called to a report of a theft from vehicle. The vehicle was broken into, unknown how because vehicle was locked. Sunglasses, gift card and a cushion were stolen from the vehicle.
• May 26, 11:30 a.m., 3000-block 41B St.: Complainant reported observing a cube truck parked in her driveway that drove quickly away. Upon checking, she discovered that $140 in empty cans was missing.
• May 27, 9:33 p.m., Linden Drive at Westminster Avenue: Police conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle that had disobeyed a stop sign and was speeding. There was a distinct odour of liquor coming from the driver’s mouth. A breath sample was taken which resulted in a “warn.” The driver was issued a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and their vehicle was towed.
• May 29, 9:33 p.m., 4500-block 62nd St.: Complainant reported several vehicles doing donuts and burnouts. Police attended and located approximately 10 vehicles parked. One of the members of the group advised police that a group of friends were over for a birthday party. Police were unable to determine which vehicles were involved in the stunting, however the group in attendance was verbally cautioned regarding stunting.
• May 25, 8:33 p.m., 4000-block 11A Ave.: Complainant contacted police to report fraudulent activity on his business bank account. The victim was advised to change all passwords and, at the advice of the bank, is cancelling his accounts. The bank has its fraud department investigating the transaction.
• May 26, 5:35 p.m., 1300-block Morris Cres.: Residents contacted police to report that a detour due to a water main breakage had resulted in vehicles speeding through their area. The complainants were concerned about the safety of children playing in the area. Police attended and conducted patrols in the area, however, all vehicles that were observed were obeying the speed limit. Complainants were advised that police would continue enforcement in the area.
• May 27, 7:32 p.m., 1700-block 56th St.: Complainant contacted police regarding a group of teenagers who were drinking alcohol in a park. Police attended and spoke with approximately 10 teens, who agreed to throw the bottles away and clean up. Police confirmed that none of the teens who were drinking were planning to drive, as they had a designated driver.
• May 30, 11:28 a.m., 1200-block 56th St.: Complainant reported that he had lost his wallet the night before that contained approximately $200, his ID and credit cards. The credit cards were used in two “tap” transactions the following day. The complainant cancelled his cards.
• May 30, 1:57 p.m., 1200-block 56th St.: Complainant called police to report a possible impaired driver parked at a local liquor establishment. Police located the vehicle, and when the vehicle went mobile the officer conducted a traffic stop. Reasonable suspicion was formed, and the driver was required to provide a breath sample which resulted in a “fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, his vehicle was towed, and he left on foot.
• May 31, 5:53 p.m., 500-block Boundary Bay Rd.: Police attended Centennial Beach after receiving a report of a missing swimmer. Police and Delta Fire attended and began searching for the swimmer. Police located him walking on the beach; he was safe, in no distress and informed police that he went for a longer swim without telling his girlfriend.