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:
• Dec. 1, 5800-block Mountain View Blvd.: Police were called to assist with an elderly resident assaulting staff. Under Section 28 of the Mental Health Act, police apprehended the resident without issue and transported them to Surrey Memorial Hospital for the medical care they needed.
• Dec. 2, 4400-block Maple Lane: Police conducted a traffic stop after observing dangerous driving behaviour. The officer detected an odour of liquor on the breath of the driver during identification. Police subsequently read them the breath demand, and the driver refused to exit their vehicle to comply with the lawful demand. Police subsequently served the driver a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition for their refusal and a mandatory 30-day vehicle impoundment notice.
• Dec. 4, 9:03 a.m., 11200-block 52A St.: Police were dispatched to a reported break-and-enter after a homeowner noted multiple tools and truck tires were stolen from their garage overnight. The homeowner advised they had gone to bed and forgotten to close the garage door.
• Dec. 4, 10:35 p.m., 1900-block Westminster Ave.: Police were dispatched to a group of 30+ youth in Lions Park who were observed drinking, yelling and vandalizing the property. Upon arrival the group had fled, and police observed numerous garbage cans had been overturned and broken glass was left near the children’s play area. Police cleaned up the glass to ensure it was safe for children to play the following day.
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• Dec. 1, 1:05 p.m., 3500-block Highway 17: Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling 134 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. The driver was served a ticket for excessive speed and a mandatory seven-day notice of impoundment on their vehicle.
• Dec. 3, 11:00 a.m., 1900-block 56th St.: Police were dispatched to a reported theft of a bicycle, with an estimated value of $1,200, after it was left unsecured at a nearby business. A suspect description was provided to police.
• Dec. 4, various locations and times in Delta: Police conducted Counterattack sobriety checks in partnership with ICBC, leading to over 450 vehicle checks. In addition, Delta police officers on patrol and Counterattack duties issued four immediate roadside prohibitions. With the holiday season upon us, police are urging everyone to plan ahead for a safe ride home from celebrations with friends, family and colleagues.
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