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. 26, 7:43 p.m., 4400-block Arthur Dr.: Police observed a vehicle pulled over with a flat tire and assisted them in changing it.
• Oct. 26, 10:02 p.m., 4700-block River Rd.: Police observed a vehicle crossing the centre line multiple times before initiating a traffic stop to check for sobriety. The driver provided two breath samples, both resulting in a “fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and had their vehicle impounded for the mandatory 30-day period.
• Oct. 29, 1:15 a.m., 6500-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Police conducted a traffic stop on a rental car and, upon identifying the driver, found them to have an outstanding warrant from a neighbouring jurisdiction. The driver was taken into custody, and police subsequently located several break-in tools and drug paraphernalia within the vehicle.
• Oct. 29, 10:53 a.m., 5600-block Highway 17: Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driving at a high rate speed (135 km/h in an 80 km/h zone). Police subsequently issued the driver a violation ticket for excessive speed, which is accompanied by a mandatory seven-day vehicle impoundment.
• Oct. 30, 5500-block River Rd.: Police set up a roadblock for impaired drivers and were drawn to one vehicle that, upon approach, tried to make a three-point turn on a one-way street to avoid the sobriety check. Police initiated a traffic stop, read the breath demand, and issued the driver a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and 30-day impoundment.
• Oct. 29-31, various times: Police received multiple calls received regarding fireworks, gathering of youths and noisy parties.
Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation
• Oct. 27, 7:58 p.m., 4500-block 54A St.: Police observed a vehicle make a prohibited left, so conducted a traffic stop to check for sobriety. Police found the driver had a distinct odour of liquor on his breath. The driver provided a breath sample and was subsequently issued a 24-hour prohibition.
• Oct. 28, 12:12 p.m., 5000-block 12th Ave.: Police were dispatched to a suspected impaired driver after being advised a vehicle drove off with the gas pump still in the fuel tank. Police contacted the driver, who admitted to forgetting the pump handle was inserted in their vehicle, however did not return to scene to exchange information with the business or offer to pay for the damages. Police directed them to do so and advised the incident was now documented.
• Oct. 31, 12:22 a.m., 6000-block Hammermill Ave.: Police were dispatched to a noise complaint as Delta bylaw enforcement was not on duty. Police attended and spoke to the homeowner, who was having a Halloween party. Police advised there was a complaint and the homeowner shut the party down so as to avoid a return visit and infraction. Of note, there were multiple calls received from throughout Tsawwassen on this night for fireworks and gatherings of youth.