(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 21

A selection of property crimes submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department

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. 15, 7500-block River Rd.: Complainant reported the theft of their vehicle sometime over the past three days. The complainant advised that the vehicle had already been recovered and was being held by the Langley RCMP for forensic analysis. No suspects at this time.

• Nov. 16, 6200-block 48th Ave.: Complainant reported they had left their home in the morning and when they returned late in the afternoon found a break-and-enter had occurred at the residence. The break-in point appeared to be the rear sliding window, which was pried open. Items stolen include jewelry, cash and a laptop. The break-in is still under investigation pending the results from Identification Services. Police discussed a safety plan with the complainant.

• Nov. 16, 5700 Ladner Trunk Rd.: A citizen gave police a description of a male pulling wires out of an electrical box. Police attended and located a male matching the description at the bus stop. The suspect admitted to looking inside the box but stated he did not tamper with any of the wires. This was confirmed by police. The electrical box was secured and the suspect warned and released.

• Nov. 18, Highway 19 and Highway 17A Exit: Complainant reported an incident of road rage where an erratic driver had begun to weave their vehicle towards theirs and was swearing and being aggressive. The suspect’s vehicle followed them until they left the highway on an exit ramp. Complainant was unable to provide a licence plate number for the aggressor’s vehicle. Police encourage the complainant to call if they suffered any similar experiences and felt unsafe in the future.

• Nov. 18, 48th Avenue and 47A Street: Complainant reported a hit-and-run where a driver at the stop sign reversed and backed into their car then fled the scene. The licence number of the vehicle at fault was provided to police, who then spoke with the driver, who in turn admitted to backing up but was unaware that they had hit another vehicle. Damage to both vehicles was minor. Police did not issue a ticket for failure to remain at the scene of an accident as the driver was incredibly apologetic and unaware of the incident.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Nov. 16, 1700-block 56th St.: A late report was received of the theft of three hockey sticks from outside a locker room at the recreation centre. Police to investigation the theft upon receipt of a detailed description of the sticks and surveillance video from the recreation centre.

• Nov. 17, Salish Sea Drive and Blue Heron Way: Police pulled over a car for failing to stop at the signal. Query of the driver revealed a driving prohibition with a requirement to appear in court. A search of the vehicle located suspected hard illicit drugs, which were seized for destruction. The vehicle was impounded and the suspect and passenger were picked up by taxi.

• Nov. 18, 1600-block Duncan Dr.: Complainant reported they were the victim of a Facebook Marketplace scam. An e-transfer of $200 was made for the purchase of baby clothes, which were not received. An attempt to contact the seller was not successful. A search of a “Buyer Beware” website located the seller based out of Hamilton, Ont. with a history of scamming people on Facebook Marketplace. The complainant was advised to contact their bank, Facebook Marketplace and the Hamilton Police Service.

• Nov. 18, 1700-block Tsawwassen Dr.: Complainant reported an attempted break-and-enter to their storage unit at the storage company sometime over the past three days. The suspect attempted to break into the unit by drilling the lock but was not successful. The storage manager indicated three other units also suffered damage as the result of attempted theft. Police recommended the storage company install video surveillance or a secure perimeter fence.

• Nov. 18, 4800-block Dogwood Pl.: Police received an online report received of an attempted fraud. The complainant clicked on a link offering assistance with online bank log-in issues and then received a call from a male identifying himself as “Capital Fraud Security.” The complainant was instructed to withdraw funds from their bank account and purchase and provide the serial numbers for two $500 Apple gift cards. At this time the complainant became suspicious and stopped complying with the request. The complainant was assisted by her son in changing all her bank account security information and was reporting the incident for information purposes.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 21

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 14

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 14


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