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:
• Nov. 14, 5:48 p.m., Delta Police Headquarters: Police were called to the front counter to speak with a resident objecting to the COVID-19 testing requirements after being randomly selected by CBSA for a COVID-19 test following a short trip to the United States. Police advised that federal government policy is not a municipal police matter, and that failure to comply may lead to a significant fine.
• Nov. 16, 8:30 a.m., location withheld: Police were advised by an elementary school vice-principal about graffiti on the exterior school walls that appeared sometime overnight. Tags were written in black marker and white chalk. Police took photos of the tags for the database and encouraged the school to consider installing CCTV.
• Nov. 17, 6:00 p.m., location withheld: Police received a call regarding a suspicious person on the school track after the person drove their vehicle onto the turf. Police located the vehicle and driver, who advised that they were training for hockey. Police advised they use the parking lot or street like everyone else to avoid a ticket or tow, as school property is, in fact, private property.
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• Nov. 13, 8:00 p.m., 4900-block Weaver Rd.: Police were dispatched to a late report of a theft from a vehicle, after a homeowner reported their vehicle was broken into between Nov. 11 and 13. No damage reported, and the suspect stole various items valuing approximately $200 in total.
• Nov. 17, 7:25 a.m., 4100-block Salish Sea Way: Police were dispatched to a single vehicle collision after a vehicle drove onto farmer’s field. Police located suspected contraband in the vehicle in plain view, and the driver was treated on scene by paramedics and transported to hospital. A blood demand was read, and blood was obtained in hospital. The driver was subsequently arrested for impaired driving and being in possession of a controlled substance.
• Nov. 19, 7:30 a.m., 1600-block 56th St.: Police initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle whose owner had an invalid B.C. driver’s licence. Police identified the driver, who had a condition not to occupy the driver’s seat of any motor vehicle, and arrested them without issue before searching the vehicle. Police subsequently located a large amount of suspected drugs and an imitation firearm before transporting the driver to cells.
• Nov. 19, 6:47 p.m., 1st Avenue and 55A Street: Police were dispatched to a collision between a pedestrian and a pickup truck. Police secured the scene and prepped Diefenbaker Park for the air ambulance before the victim was transported by ambulance to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The matter remains under investigation.