(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

South Delta crime beat, week of Sept. 20

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:


• Sept. 22, 7:40 p.m., 6200-block Highway 99: A driver reported seeing a body on the shoulder of the Highway 99 off-ramp. Police attended and observed a grey plastic tarp blocking the merging lane onto Highway 99 from 17A. No human body or signs of anything suspicious in the area. The tarp was moved off the highway to eliminate distraction and hazard for drivers.

• Sept. 25, 1:30 p.m., 5900-block Ladner Trunk Rd.: Police set up a roadblock at Ladner Trunk Road and Highway 17A and stopped a driver with glossy eyes, slurred speech and an odour of liquor on their breath as they spoke. Two breath samples were taken through an approved screening device, both resulting in “fail.” Police issued the driver an immediate roadside prohibition and impounded their vehicle.

• Sept. 25, 8:59 a.m., 7400-block Progress Way: A business owner reported seeing an unknown male inside a fully fenced area at his business via a CCTV live feed. Police set up containment on the location and K9 units attended to assist with tracking. Police observed a gate which had been pried open, and the K9 unit track led to the male, who was arrested without incident for breaking and entering.

• Sept. 25, 10:48 a.m., 3600-block Highway 17: Police stopped a vehicle traveling 59 km/h over the posted speed limit. Police subsequently issued the driver a $368 violation ticket and impounded their vehicle for seven days. The driver was picked up on the side of the road by a friend.

• Sept. 25, 9:38 p.m., 4600-block Hemlock Way: A resident interrupted a theft in progress and called police after an unknown male climbed into his vehicle’s open sunroof and was riffling through the glove box. Police attended, but the owner of the vehicle didn’t see which direction the male ran off to. Nothing was taken from the vehicle and no damage was reported.

Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation

• Sept. 21, 10:17 a.m., location withheld: Complainant contacted police to advise they had been the victim of an online fraud for the past nine months. The victim had sent a total of $8,700 to a person they had met on a religious dating website. The funds were sent through a wire transfer, gift cards and e-transfers. The public can find out more information about frauds and scams, including romance scams, at deltapolice.ca/safetytips/personal/cybercrime.

• Sept. 24, 12:59 a.m., 900-block 56th St.: Police conducted a traffic stop to serve a prohibited driving notice on the driver for the term of three months. The driver’s licence was seized, however police issued a temporary licence to allow the driver to drive home.

• Sept. 25, 8:33 p.m., 4900-block Canoe Pass Way: Complainant called to report several males fighting near a restaurant. Police attended and spoke to several individuals, who advised multiple groups of males were being belligerent toward one another. Eventually, matters escalated and a physical altercation ensued. Investigation determined the incident was a consensual fight.

RELATED: North Delta crime beat, week of Sept. 20

SEE ALSO: South Delta crime beat, week of Sept. 13

SEE ALSO: North Delta crime beat, week of Sept. 13


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