The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of interest.
*Nov. 20, 7600 Block of 116th Street: Complainant reported that the catalytic converter was stolen from their vehicle, which was parked on the roadside. The vehicle had not been driven for several weeks. There were no witnesses, suspects, or surveillance video. Police provided the complainant with a file number and advised the complainant to contact ICBC.
*Nov. 20, 11800 Block of 80th Avenue: Complainant reported the theft sometime overnight, of several items from their unlocked vehicle. The items stolen include two bags containing miscellaneous tools, and $10 in cash. Tools stolen were valued at approximately $500. There were no witnesses or surveillance video. A file number was provided for ICBC purposes.
*Nov. 21, Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported that they had been extorted after sending intimate images of themselves to an unidentified suspect. The suspect demanded $1,000 or the photos would be sent to friends and family on Instagram. The complainant sent $500 via a PayPal account and subsequently the suspect demanded $2,000 before the complainant blocked the account. Police advised the complainant to contact stopncii.org, which supports victims of non-consensual intimate images. Instagram was notified by police of the incident and the suspect’s account details. Fraud prevention was discussed with the complainant.
*Nov. 21, Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported that they had been contacted by their boss requesting they purchase $2,000 in Apple gift cards, and to send them the redemption codes. The complainant complied with an initial $1,000, but in discussion with a fellow employee they realized they had been the victim of fraud. Police ran a search of the various phone numbers and email addresses provided by the complainant with negative results. The complainant was advised to contact Equifax and TransUnion to monitor their credit and bank cards.
*Nov. 23, 11000 Westridge Place: Complainant reported that their vehicle parked in front of their residence, had been broken into sometime overnight. The driver’s window had been smashed to gain entry. Stolen items were valued at $90. No witnesses or surveillance video.