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. 19, 3:38 p.m., Neilson Grove Elementary: Complainant advised police of a vehicle speeding through the school zone at Neilson Grove and was able to provide the licence plate number of the vehicle. Police attended the area and conducted numerous patrols, which were negative. Police spoke with staff of the company who owned the vehicle, and were advised that they would investigate and give a verbal warning to the driver.
• Oct. 20, 3:34 a.m., Harvest Drive and 44th Avenue: A DPD officer observed a vehicle travelling exceptionally slow, so conducted a vehicle stop to check for sobriety. The vehicle took approximately 100 metres to pull over. The driver was slow to answer questions, seemed confused and had glossy eyes. An alcohol screening device demand was read, resulting in a “fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.
• Oct. 22, 3:25 p.m., Delta Police Department Headquarters: Complainant attended DPD HQ to report that two chairs on the dyke at an unknown location had been shot at. The complainant had located spent shotgun shells with an empty backpack.
• Oct. 24, 1:01 p.m., Maple Crescent: Complainant called police to report someone lighting off fireworks. Police attended, and the firework enthusiast, who did not have a firework permit from the Delta Fire Department, was warned that in order to light them he needed to obtain a permit.
Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation
• Oct. 19, 2:07 p.m., 1000-block 56th St.: Complainant reported a suspicious vehicle driving slowly through Tsawwassen. DPD officer located and stopped the vehicle, and identified the driver and passenger as a brother and sister from the area with no history of crime. The two were just going for a drive while they ate fast food.
• Oct. 19, 5:27 p.m., 5000-block 14th Ave.: Complainant reported the Canada Revenue Agency contacted her to inform her that her information was used to fraudulently withdraw CERB cheques.
• Oct. 20, 4:49 p.m., Complainant reported that a bank account had been opened using their information. The complainant received a debit card in the mail for an account she did not open. She contacted the bank, who closed the account and confirmed that it had been opened using her name, address and social insurance number, however a different phone number and email address.
• Oct. 22, 8:40 a.m., Seashell Drive: A vehicle owner reported his possibly unlocked truck was rummaged through overnight. No forced entry, and nothing taken.
• Oct. 22, 9:53 a.m., 5000-block 2nd Ave.: A vehicle owner reported that someone had entered her vehicle sometime overnight. Many of the items that were taken from the vehicle were located on the neighbour’s lawn, but a tool box was missing.
• Oct. 22, 12:47 p.m., Spetifore Crescent: A vehicle owner reported that someone had entered their unlocked vehicle and stolen $10 in change. A reminder to please lock you vehicle doors and do not leave anything of value visible.