(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 7

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. 7, 6200-block 49th Ave.: Police were dispatched to a reported suspicious circumstance after an unidentified person attended a residence on two consecutive nights to kick the door. The homeowner suspects it is a prank and advised they will be adding security cameras to the residence.

• Nov. 9, 12:05 p.m., 5300-block Galleon Pl.: Police were dispatched to a reported fraud after a homeowner advised they had received a letter stating a relative had passed away in the U.K. and that they were the beneficiary of the deceased’s life insurance. The letter was seized for destruction and the homeowner was updated on some ongoing scams and how to prevent them.

• Nov. 10, 9:36 a.m., 5600-block 47A Ave.: Police were dispatched to a reported scam after someone tried to sell a range hood on Kijiji for $300, but only if the buyer sent a cheque in the mail for $1,980 first. The buyer refused to follow through with the arrangement and no money was lost, though they were concerned with having provided their full name and home address to this person.

• Nov. 12, location withheld: Police were dispatched to a reported assault involving a youth threatening a family member. Police attended and arrested the youth without issue. Police subsequently constructed a safety plan with the family. Police released the youth with a court date and conditions before transporting them to a residence outside the city per the Ministry of Child and Family Services.

• Nov. 12, 8:18 p.m., 4900-block Chisholm St.: Police attended an assault in progress in a parking lot. Upon police attendance, the parties separated, and witnesses advised that two males were assaulting a third. All parties were unco-operative with police, and one suspect was taken into custody. The file remains under investigation.

• Nov. 13, 7:39 p.m., 7400-block Progress Way: Police were dispatched to a possible impaired driver after another driver reported a transport truck driving erratically on the highway. Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop to check for sobriety. Police read the driver the standard field sobriety test demand, and the driver performed poorly. The driver was subsequently issued a 24-hour driving suspension and had their transport towed. Thankfully no injuries were reported.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Nov. 7, 12:09 a.m., 5300-block Camaro Dr.: Police were dispatched to a reported mischief after a homeowner reported eight to 10 teens had kicked part of their fence down. Area patrols were negative.

• Nov. 9, 4:18 p.m., 5100-block 1st Ave.: Police received a dropped 911 call from a residence where nothing was said or heard. Police attended per policy, and the homeowner confirmed a child was playing with the phone and accidentally hit the SOS button. Police confirmed no emergency on site.

• Nov. 13, 5:17 p.m., 1000-block 56th St.: Police were contacted by a business owner regarding a customer intimidating staff following a dispute over the store’s return policy. The customer yelled at a youth staff member, who then locked the door to the store. The customer left the scene before police arrival. Police reached out to the customer by phone instructing them not to return to the store. No threats were made.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Nov. 7

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 31

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 31


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