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North Delta Crime Beat: Big week for catalytic converter thefts

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
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Files of interest for this week from Delta Police.

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.

*Oct. 24, 7500 Block Vantage Place: A business reported the theft of the catalytic converter from a truck. Complainant unsure of when the theft occurred. Police advised that surveillance video cameras were on. Police investigation to continue with receipt of the surveillance video.

*Oct. 27, 8800 Block of Delmonte Crescent: Complainant reported the theft of their catalytic converter and a short time later a neighbour reported a similar theft. Both vehicles parked on the street which is a dead-end cul-de-sac. The entire street was canvassed for surveillance video with negative results.

*Oct. 27, Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported being defrauded of $2,200 after investing in a Bitcoin scam. The complainant had befriended a person on Facebook who recommended a mining stock and advised an investment through a website “” The complainant deposited the funds through an app called “Shakepay” before they realized they were the victim of fraud.

*Oct. 28, 800 Block of Carlisle Road: Complainant reported their vehicle broken into while parked on the road. The driver side back window smashed and the complainant’s gym bag, with an approximate value of $250 stolen. Investigation to continue with possible receipt of surveillance video.

*Oct. 29, 11700 Block of 84th Avenue: Complainant reported that sometime overnight the windshield of their spouse’s vehicle was smashed causing approximately $500 in damage.  Police attended and were able to clearly see a shoe print on the windshield where it was smashed. No other damage to the vehicle. Surveillance video provided by a neighbouring residence revealed a youth jumping on the vehicle shortly after midnight. However, surveillance video not suitable for identification purposes. A file number provided to the complainant for insurance purposes.

*Oct. 29, 9100 Block of 116th Street: During routine traffic enforcement, a vehicle was observed to pull over and park upon seeing the police vehicle. Police conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle for a valid driver’s license and sobriety. The driver provided one breath sample, but declined to provide a second breath sample. Police explained the jeopardy of refusing to provide a second sample, but the driver still declined. As a result, they were given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.  Vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver left in a taxi. 

*Oct. 30, 11600 Block of Kittson Parkway: Complainant reported he parked his truck while they ran errands with their parent and when they returned the truck was gone. The vehicle was locked, and no broken glass left behind. Local towing companies checked, however negative for tows in the area. Vehicle added to the Canadian Police Information Centre as stolen. The complainant provided with a file number and advised to contact ICBC.