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:
Jan. 9, 2:35 a.m., 7600 block of 119A St.: Police responded to a complaint of music being played loudly, and spoke to the resident at this location. The music was turned down and the resident was warned to keep things quieter at such early hours of the morning.
Jan. 10, 1:13 and 4 p.m., location withheld: Police were contacted by a man who claimed he was being followed and being threatened. Police attended and spoke with the man, who displayed symptoms of paranoia, and did not have any evidence or detailed information to support his claims. The man did not have a place to stay, so police transported him to a shelter for the night.
Jan. 10, 5:24 p.m., 8100 block 120th St.: A loss prevention officer advised a man was concealing items in a backpack, and left a store without paying for the items. Police attended and learned the male was prohibited from being in the store due to a previous offence. Police are recommending charges.
Jan. 12, 12:16 a.m., 8300 block Delsom Way: A member of the public called the DPD to report an assault in progress, with two males fighting on the ground. Police attended and spoke with a man who said an unknown male had just broken into a condo building and stolen a package, and that he tried to stop the male. A description was provided and police located a man nearby matching the description and arrested him for break and enter and theft. He has been released on conditions and the investigation is ongoing.
Jan. 12, 6:14 p.m., location withheld: Police were contacted regarding a scam that appeared on Facebook marketplace. The complainant indicated she had listed an item for sale, and someone who had an out of province address agreed to purchase the textbook. The buyer indicated she could only pay for the textbook via a cheque of $2,100 and that the seller would have to send back the difference in price. The complainant agreed to this arrangement, and e-transferred the difference to a third party. When the original $2,100 cheque was cancelled the complainant was fortunately able to get her bank to reverse the e-transfer. Police provided education about scams of this nature. More info at Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
Jan. 14, 6:24 p.m., Nordel and 120th: Police on patrol came across a three-vehicle collision at the intersection of Nordel Way and 120th St. One vehicle was travelling westbound on Nordel Way through 120th St. when a vehicle travelling eastbound on Nordel Way made a left turn onto 120th St. The force of the collision spun the eastbound vehicle into another vehicle waiting in the left turn lane in the intersection. One driver was taken to hospital with injuries later confirmed as non-life threatening. The investigation is ongoing.