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Crime Beat: Theft from autos up again in Beach Grove

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Files of interest for this week from Delta Police.

Delta Police are reporting a recent uptick in theft from autos in the Beach Grove area of South Delta.

“We would like to remind residents to remove all valuables from their vehicles (including purses, wallets, laptops, backpacks, and garage door openers), and to call 9-1-1 if you see someone suspicious in your neighbourhood,” say Delta Police.

Leave your pooch at home

A reminder to dog owners as the weather begins to warm up, do not leave your pooch in your hot vehicle.

Each year, Delta Police are called to help out a doggo in distress. Rolling the down windows has been shown to have little effect on the temperature inside a car.

CASA program

Are you starting to plan your summer holidays? A reminder that District Community Police Offices offer the CASA program where you can sign up to have volunteers conduct home security checks to your Delta residence while you're away. See more details at:

Catalytic converter thefts

In a 24-hour span recently, three catalytic converter thefts were reported to police.

These incidents occurred in residential neighbourhoods in North Delta. Police are encouraging residents to be aware of suspicious people in your neighbourhood, and to please call 9-1-1.

DPD snapshot for the week of May 23 to 29, 2022:

Number of completed calls: 577

Number of General Occurrence Reports created: 477

False/Abandoned 911: 67

Collisions: 21

Break and Enter: 7

Fraud: 6

Theft from Auto: 13

Immediate roadside prohibitions (IRP) – May 23 to 29:

Last week officers took seven impaired drivers off Delta roads.

3 - 90 day immediate roadside prohibition

3 - 3 day warnings

1 - 24 hour warning

If you suspect someone of driving impaired, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

On Wednesday, May 25 at approximately 9:40 p.m., officers patrolling a North Delta neighbourhood witnessed a driver come to a sudden stop at a traffic light. When the light turned green, the vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed; visually estimated at 100 km/hr. The limit in this area is 50 km/hr.

A traffic stop was conducted, and police observed multiple empty beer cans in the vehicle, and a distinct odour of liquor on the mouth of the driver.

This driver was one of the seven drivers who lost their licence last week due to impaired driving.