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. 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 Delta police responded to in the previous week:
*March 29, 1:46 a.m., 7700 block 112th Street: Police were conducting proactive patrols in the area when they observed a vehicle cross over the centre line multiple times. Police searched the license plate in the system revealing that the insurance has been terminated since December 2020. A traffic stop was initiated and an indication of liquor consumption was observed on the driver. An Approved Screening Device demand was read and the driver provided two samples, both resulting in a “fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition as well as a 30-day vehicle impoundment. The driver was also issued a violation ticket for fail to produce/no insurance issued.
*April 1, 3:02 a.m., Cliveden Ave/ Audley Blvd: Police observed a vehicle driving at an obvious high rate of speed northbound on the Alex Fraser Bridge. Police paced the vehicle at 150 km/h in a 70 km/h zone and the vehicle was pulling away. Police conducted a vehicle stop and issued the driver an excessive speeding ticket as well as a seven-day vehicle impoundment.
*April 1, 3:35 a.m., 9000 block 120th Street: Complainant reported loud music coming from a nearby residence. Police attended and spoke with the resident who was apologetic and stated that he was unaware the noise was heard throughout the other units. The resident remained cooperative and turned the music off for the evening.
*April 2, 4:18 p.m., location withheld: Complainant made a report of their parcel being stolen from the front patio of their residence. The incident was observed on video footage where the complainant recognized the suspect as a landlord of another duplex. The complainant did not wish to pursue charges; however, asked for his parcel to be returned. Police attended the landlords’ residence where they admitted to taking the package in error. The landlord was instructed to immediately return the package to the owner, which they complied with. Police explained the possible consequences to the landlord to which they stated they understood.
*April 4, 10:52 a.m., 8000 block 114th Street: Complainant reported a female was in a store putting items into a black tote bag. Police attended and saw the female running eastbound through a parking lot. Police located the female and seized the stolen goods. The female was released without charges, but was given a trespass warning.
*April 4, 3:15 p.m., 11600 Kittson Parkway: Complainant reported that she saw two young boys running alone in a nearby park. Police attended and learned that the boys were found by their mother. The mother stated that the boys had ran down a trail in the wrong direction. Police ensured that both the boys were accounted for and confirmed their wellbeing. The mother stated that she had already counselled the boys about leaving her sight.