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:
• Oct. 3, 5200-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Complainant left their bicycle unlocked outside a business for about 10 minutes and when they returned the bike was gone. The bicycle, valued at $300, is described as a black BRC road bike with wide tires and a partially torn black handle grip. A possible suspect was identified but there was not enough evidence to lay a charge.
• Oct. 3, 5200-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: A business reported a male suspect had concealed a MacBook Pro M1 valued at $1,680 and left the store without paying. A suspect was identified through surveillance video and charged with theft under $5,000, with a warrant requested for his arrest.
• Oct. 3, Delta Police Department headquarters, 4455 Clarence Taylor Cres.: Complainant reported that during the COVID pandemic they were fully employed and did not apply for CERB. The complainant has now been contacted by CRA indicating they owe $10,000 for CERB payments received. The complainant believes an entity set up a fake account in their name through which they received these CERB payments. Complainant is reporting the incident as CRA requires a police file number in order to investigate the possible fraud.
• Oct. 8, 4700-block Arthur Dr.: Complainant reported they left their locked electric bike in the bike rack outside the seniors’ recreation centre and when they returned approximately three hours later the e-bike was gone. The bicycle, valued at $1,500, is described as a white Pargue brand e-bike with black writing, black handles and a black seat. Area patrol by police proved negative. The theft is under investigation, with the complainant to provide pictures of the e-bike.
• Oct. 9, 4700-block Arthur Dr.: Complainant left their bike locked and secured in the bike rack behind the seniors’ recreation centre. From the description provided, the police were able to locate the bike and identify a possible suspect. The bike was returned to the complainant and the suspect will be arrested for theft.
Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation
• Oct. 4, Tsawwassen: A business reported an unknown female cashed out a fraudulent pull tab ticket for $500. The ticket was from the business but had been tampered with in order to make it look like a winning ticket. The suspect presented a Manitoba ID card, also believed to be fake. Images of the suspect taken from surveillance video will be distributed by police for possible identification.
• Oct. 6, 1 Ferry Causeway: Complainant reported their suitcase had been stolen from the ferry terminal. Video surveillance showed a female grab the bag and walk away from the terminal. Contents of the bag include clothing and jewelry valued at approximately $3,000. Surveillance video images of the suspect to be distributed by police for possible identification.
• Oct. 7, 4900-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a suspect had thrown a rock through a window and stolen a locked cash drawer from the cashier stand then left through the back door. Unbeknown to the thief, the cash draw was empty. Surveillance video revealed a male wearing a black helmet with a baseball cap underneath and a light-colored jacket with black sleeve forearms. A fresh cigarette butt was seized and will be analyzed for possible identification of a suspect.
• Oct. 7, 4900-block 3rd Ave.: Complainant reported four male youths were banging on residential doors and running away. A brief description of the males was provided to police, who attended the area but were unable to locate the youth.
• Oct. 9, 1600-block 56th St.: Complainant reported two outboard boat motors were stolen from a parking stall in the underground parking garage. The motors are described as an Evinrude four-horsepower, valued at $500, and a Yamaha 9.9 motor valued at $1,500.
• Oct. 9, 5000-block Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a male had entered the store and stolen a three-pack of underwear valued at $44. The suspect is described as South Asian with a medium build, 5’ 9” tall, wearing a navy plaid hat and a white long sleeve shirt with green and blue stripes. Area patrol by police proved negative.