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. 7, 9:42 a.m., Ladner Trunk Road and 52A Street: Emergency Health Services were called for police attendance of a report of an elderly male on a scooter being struck by a vehicle. On attendance, all parties declined medical attention. Police learned that the driver of the vehicle made a right turn and struck the pedestrian in the marked crosswalk. The pedestrian indicated a sore knee and a broken fender to the scooter. Virtually no damage to the vehicle. Witness indicated the same. The driver was issued a ticket for failing to yield to a pedestrian.
• Sept. 9, 9:41 a.m., location withheld: The complainant reported he had been yelled and cursed at by a neighbour who was currently on scene. Police attended and spoke to the complainant, who advised he was unaware of why the neighbour had been shouting at him. He advised of several ongoing issues with the neighbour in the building. Police spoke to the neighbour, who recounted a different version of events. The neighbour advised of constant annoying behavior and provocation by the complainant. The neighbour admitted on this date she had lost her temper due to the complainant’s constant action. No offence. Police cautioned both parties to stay clear of each other and refer complaints to building management.
• Sept. 9, 9:17 p.m., 3400-block 57B St.: Police were requested to assist a female driver who appeared lost. The complainant approached the vehicle with a female crying saying she was lost and did not know how to get home. Police attended and spoke with the driver who just moved to Delta. She followed police to her residence and was very thankful for the assistance.
• Sept. 12, 7:15 a.m., 500-block Whitworth Cres. South: Police noticed a parked unoccupied vehicle with the driver door left ajar. Police contacted the registered owner who confirmed his Mau Jim sunglasses were taken from the vehicle. No other damage or report stolen items taken. The area had a rash of theft from auto/suspicious circumstance files between 2:15 and 4 a.m.
Tsawwassen and Tsawwassen First Nation
• Sept. 8, 12:30 a.m., BC Ferries Causeway: Complainant call to report that she and others were stuck in the vehicle parking lot of Tsawwassen Beach as the gates were closed on them. Dispatch contacted BC Ferries who was responsible for access and they explained that they approached the group of people earlier and asked them to leave as the gates were being secured, and the group of people had refused to leave. Police attended the area at a later time and noticed the gates unlocked and the vehicles no longer in the area.
• Sept. 7, 5:44 p.m., 200-block 66A St.: Complainant called police to report a drone had been flying over the community of Boundary Bay. He observed the drone flying for approximately 20 minutes. Police followed up with the complainant who advised the drone was no longer in the air and did not know whom it belonged to. He called police to understand the rules behind flying a drone. Police advised that the guidelines set out by Transport Canada requires the following: the drone must be registered, pilot must have a drone pilot certificate, it must fly below 400 feet and be kept a minimum 30 metres away from other bystanders. Police advised him to call back if the drone continued to fly over the neighbourhood.
• Sept. 8, 8:41 a.m., 2nd Avenue and English Bluff Road: Police received multiple calls regarding mischief in progress. On attendance, police spoke to the complainant who stated that he discovered his truck broken into and his briefcase missing. He then observed the suspect walking down English Bluff Road with the complainant’s briefcase. He confronted the suspected, who returned the briefcase, however, the suspect struck the passenger side mirror of the complainant’s truck causing damage. The suspect was located one block away and arrested for mischief, possession of property obtained by crime, and failure to comply with release orderthat the suspect was breaching at the time.
• Sept. 10, 9:30 p.m., 4949 Canoe Pass Way: The complainant called police stating that a male had dumped a box spring mattress at the dumpster in the back of an area store. Video confirmed the driver of a vehicle left the box spring outside of the dumpster. Police spoke to the registered owner of the vehicle, who admitted to having a lapse in judgment and leaving the box spring. He volunteered to retrieve the box spring which is what the complainant had wanted. Because of the retrieval, there was no loss to the store.