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.
*May 27, 11800 Block of 88th Avenue: A property manager reported mailboxes tampered with sometime overnight. No mail was stolen from any of the boxes and no reports of suspicious people in the area. The property manager is in the process of having security cameras installed at all entrances and mailboxes within the building.
*May 24, 8600 Block of 113B Street: Complainant reported the theft, sometime overnight, of the catalytic converter from their vehicle parked on the street. No surveillance video in the area. File number provided for insurance purposes.
*May 25, 11000 Block of River Road: Complainant left their van unlocked outside a new build residential construction site, when they returned, they found several items had been stolen. Items included, two Milwaukee skill saws, an air nail gun, and medication. A canvass of the neighbourhood for surveillance video proved negative. Police reminded the complainant to lock their vehicle and provided them with a file number for insurance purposes.
*May 25, 8000 Block of 113B Street: Complainant provided police with the name of a person who had stolen a pair of AirPod headphones valued at $200. Police contacted the suspect who admitted to the theft and agreed to return the headphones. The complainant confirmed with police the headphones had been returned.
*May 26, 11800 Block of 88th Avenue: A property manager reported a vending machine in the lobby had been broken into sometime during the night. Police attended and found a locksmith on the scene repairing the broken lock. Security video to be installed in the area. No suspects or witnesses.
*May 28, 7600 Block of 117th Street: A complainant reported a suspicious circumstance where their car alarm was going off in the middle of the night. Examination of the car security video did not capture anyone near the vehicle, but a later search of the vehicle found $500 damage to the passenger door, caused by pry marks. No access was gained to the vehicle. Complainant advised to contact ICBC.
*May 28, 9500 Block of 118th Street: Complainant reported they left their vehicle parked on the street overnight and when they returned in the morning they discovered the rear driver’s side window smashed, and small dents in the side of the vehicle. There was no surveillance video, witnesses, or suspects. Complainant was provided with a file number for insurance purposes.
*May 28, Public Safety Building, 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported sending intimate photos of themselves to a person they had met on Instagram and were now being threatened with photos being leaked if they did not pay $1,500. Police advised the complainant not to send any photos or money and cease all communication with the suspect and deactivate all social media accounts. Police advised the complainant that this scam is occurring frequently with young people and the suspects are usually people outside the country. Police also discussed internet/social media safety with the complainant.
*May 28, 8000 Block of 120th Street: The supermarket reported a male had concealed merchandise in a cloth bag, left the store without payment, and was now sitting on a bench outside. Police located the suspect and recovered all the stolen merchandise. The store did not wish to proceed with charges and the suspect was released from custody with a ban from the supermarket.