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. 3, 3:58 a.m., Highway 17A and Deltaport Way: Police observed a vehicle parked on the median of the road, creating a potential hazard. Police made contact with the driver, who was sleeping in the drivers’ seat. The driver stated that he had lost his wallet and indicated that he was on his way to the ferry terminal but had run out of gas and currently had no money. The driver stated that he was going to visit his brother on the Island when he realized the vehicle had no gas. The driver agreed to have it towed from the road and was transported by police to a nearby business where he would attempt to contact his brother to make arrangements to get his car back and continue his travel.
• Nov. 6, 3:40 p.m., 5200-block 48th Ave.: A store staff member reported a male passed out in front of their store. Police attended and located an intoxicated male who was passed out on the side of the building with a half-empty bottle of vodka. The male was unable to stand up or care for himself. Police arrested the male for intoxication in a public place. Police transported the male to the hospital for medical clearance before being transported to cells.
• Nov. 6, 6:13 p.m., 9600-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Member of the public reported observing a vehicle drive into the ditch. Police arrived and noted the driver showed signs of alcohol intoxication. Emergency Health Services also attended to check driver and determined he did not sustain any injuries. Driver was read the breath demand and provided two samples, both of which read “fail.” The driver was issued an administrative driving prohibition and informed of a court date in February, and then transported home.
• Nov. 7, 4:21 p.m., 5100-block Central Ave.: Complainant reported a group of teenagers were egging cars. Police attended and spoke with the complainant, who advised the males had departed the area and provided a picture of the males. During this time, another complainant reported that her vehicle was egged and had a pumpkin broken on it while it was parked. The second complainant advised that her vehicle suffered minor damage. Police conducted area patrols and located four males. One male advised the police that he was the one who egged the vehicle, although all others were present during the incident. Police advised the males of the potential consequences of committing mischief and were given a verbal warning.
• Nov. 8, 8:02 a.m., 4900-block River Reach Rd.: A complaint was received regarding construction noise that had been occurring since 6:30 a.m. Police attended and observed asphalt paving taking place within the complex. Police made contact with the site foreman, who was advised that construction noise was not permitted on a Sunday. Police stayed on scene while the construction company packed up their equipment.
Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation
• Nov. 3, 5:56 p.m., 1200-block 53nd St.: Police responded to a motor vehicle incident involving two vehicles. Investigation revealed one vehicle was driving westbound while the other vehicle was facing eastbound waiting to turn left. The light changed to yellow and both parties thought the other was going to stop, resulting in a collision. No injuries occurred. There was damage to both vehicles resulting in both needing to be towed.
• Nov. 3, 9:05 p.m., 6800-block 1st Ave.: Complainant called police to report finding a dog that appeared to be in good health but with no owner in site. The complainant tried calling animal control but they were closed for the day. Police attended the area and located the small dog wearing an army vest with assorted patches. Police searched the area in case the owner was in distress and found a male sleeping in a chair on the beach. The male stated that the dog belongs to his father. The dog was returned home with no problems.
• Nov. 6, English Bluff Road: Complainant reported hearing an “explosion” at an elementary school. Police attended and located approximately 15 teenagers clustered near a pile of empty beer cans and one broken beer bottle. The teens cleaned up the mess and left the school grounds peacefully. The explosion heard may have been a firework. Police confirmed no damage to the school.
• Nov. 7, 4:28 p.m., location withheld: The complainant reported that he located a 12-gauge shotgun in the attic of his residence. The complainant wanted to relinquish the gun to the police department. The complainant had lived at his home for the past 35 years and had recently sold the residence. While cleaning up the attic the complainant located the shotgun, which does not belong to him. Police attended and took custody of the firearm. Two officers tried to locate a serial number on the shotgun but were unable too. The shotgun is old, rusted and the serial number is not legible. The complainant did not have any information for the previous homeowner and the firearm was seized by the police.
• Nov. 8, 11:00 p.m., BC Ferries Terminal: Complainant reported that he was asleep in his vehicle on the ferry and when he woke up he found a note on his vehicle. The complainant advised the note stated he was being watched and should be very careful, and was signed from “the Avenger.” Police spoke to the complainant who advised that his car did not have any obvious damage and believed he was being “messed with,” although he was concerned something could have been done to his vehicle. The complainant did not see or hear anyone to whom he could attribute to the note on the ferry.