(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 17

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:


• Oct. 11, 4800 Linden Dr.: Complainant reported their two bicycles were stolen overnight from the locked rack in their driveway. No damage was done to the rack. Bicycles described as a white Trek Session 9 valued at $4,000 and a yellow Rocky Mountain Flatline valued at $5,000. Photos of the bicycles to be disseminated for possible identification.

• Oct. 11, 6500 River Rd.: Complainant reported the theft of the catalytic converter from their mother’s vehicle while parked in the truck parking lot. No specific time for the theft as it was parked for several days outside the fence. Canvas of the area proved negative.

• Oct. 11, 4900-block 58B St.: Report received from complainant of the theft of the catalytic converter from their vehicle parked in front of their residence. No entry was made into the vehicle. Estimated damage to the vehicle is $2,000.

• Oct. 13, 6300-block Brodie Rd.: Complainant reported their vehicle parked in front of their residence was broken into sometime overnight. Both the driver’s side door lock and the ignition were punched but, despite numerous valuables being within, nothing was stolen. File concluded pending further information.

• Oct. 14, 6500-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: A report was received from a complainant that, sometime overnight, their work truck was stolen from the parking lot of a business. Video surveillance showing the truck leaving the lot at approximately 2 a.m. was grainy and not suitable for identification. Truck was locked and contained an external gas tank with approximately $1,000 worth of fuel as well as various tools totaling $1,000. The complainant’s wallet was also inside the vehicle with several bank cards which have since been cancelled. The owner of the truck was contacted and indicated employees often leave their vehicle in this location when in town and the complainant has the only set of keys. Vehicle was added to the Canadian Police Information Centre.

• Oct. 14, Delta Police Headquarters, 4450 Clarence Taylor Cres.: Complainant reported their employer was the victim of a fraud. A suspect posed as a past shareholder in attempts to gain access to funds from the business. The business immediately identified the fraud and no funds were transferred. The business has changed all passwords associated with the jeopardized account and the bank has been notified of the fraud.

• Oct. 16, Ladner Trunk Road and Highway 17A: Police observed a vehicle making a left turn onto the road from the highway during a red light and from the incorrect lane. A traffic stop was conducted and police observed a driver with the odour of alcohol are their breath. The driver provided two breath samples with both reading “warn.” As a result the driver was given a 24-hour roadside suspension and their driver’s licence was seized. The vehicle was driven home by a friend who had not been drinking.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Oct. 12, 1200-block 55th St.: A person was observed leaving the pub and stumbling into their car. Police stopped the vehicle and, detecting an odour of liquor, administered a sobriety test. The suspect provided a breath sample which read “fail” but declined to provide a second breath sample. As a result their licence was seized and they were given a 90-day roadside suspension, a 30-day driving suspension, and their vehicle impounded.

• Oct. 12, 4900-block Canoe Pass Way: The manager of a business reported a theft in progress. Two males were observed concealing tools inside their pockets and clothing. Police attended the scene and arrested the two males for theft under $5,000. Search of the males revealed $496 worth of unpaid items. The items were returned to the store and the males were released on a promise to appear in court at a future date and a “no-go” to the store.

• Oct. 12, 5400-block 10th Ave.: Complainant reported the theft sometime overnight of their dirt bike from the underground parkade of their residence. The bike was secured to the wall with a lock, which had been cut. The bike is described as a 2022 red and white Honda XR80R dirt bike. The lock was seized for identification services.

• Oct. 12, 5400-block 10th Ave.: Report received of damage to the secured underground parking lot. A line which opens the garage door was cut. The damage was most likely committed at the same time as the recent theft of a dirt bike. Police advised the strata manager to invest in cameras to prevent future issues at the property.

• Oct. 12, 1600-block 56th St.: A client left their vehicle at the auto shop for repair the next day and sometime overnight the vehicle was stolen. Video surveillance showed two suspects entering the vehicle and driving off the lot. The vehicle is described as a brown 2004 Ford F350 pickup truck. Description of the vehicle was added to the Canadian Police Information Centre.

• Oct. 16, 5400-block 13A Ave.: A report was received from a citizen that Ricky the Raccoon was trapped in a soccer net and was now surrounded by several raccoons and a possible fight was about to break out. Police responded as soon as possible and attempted to release Ricky, who was displaying pre-assaultive cues of hissing and arching his back. The constable used his baton to hold Ricky in order to avoid Ricky receiving an assault to a police officer charge. Ricky was finally cut free but was less than thankful as he strutted away over the fence. Police are recommending charges against Ricky due to damage and bite marks to the constable’s baton. No animals were harmed during this event.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 17

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 11

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 11

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 3

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Oct. 3


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