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.
*April 18, 900 Block Highway 91: Vehicle observed travelling at a high rate of speed in a highway zone. The vehicle was subsequently stopped, and driver provided their B.C. driver’s license to confirm identity. Driver charged with excessive speed and the vehicle was towed.
*April 18, PSB 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported they had received a scam phone call from an unknown number, someone claiming to be their “son.” The “son” claimed they had been arrested following a collision and needed $9,000 by money order, cash, or electronic transfer. Complainant was provided with a number and extension to call about the money transfer. Complainant began to realize the call was a scam and contacted their son to confirm. No money was provided to the unknown caller. Police called the number provided, an unknown male answered and quickly hung up. Police warned complainant about the common scam and to contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center.
*April 21, 8000 Block 111B Street: Complainant reported the theft of a package valued at $810, left at the front step of their residence. Delivery option was to be signature only. The business advised complainant to contact police pending investigation for refund. No witnesses or CCTV surveillance available.
*April 21, 9000 Block River Road: Complainant reported theft of an empty 53-foot utility trailer from the storage lot of a local business. No CCTV footage available. Theft reported to ICBC and added to police database as stolen.
*April 23, 11800 Block Redwood Place: Complainant reported theft of their catalytic converter from their vehicle while parked in the driveway of the residence. Complainant discovered the theft when they tried to drive the vehicle the next morning. Complainant did not hear or see anything suspicious overnight and CCTV footage from the residence was blocked by another vehicle. A further canvass for more CCTV footage was negative.
*April 23, Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported the attempted extortion by an unknown suspect, four weeks after communicating online with them. Complainant reported having conversations with an unknown female and downloading an intimate photo. The unknown female ended the call and demanded $1,000, or the photo would be sent to complainant’s friends and family. Complainant blocked and deleted the account and did not transfer any money. Police advised complainant to delete their social media accounts and contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre and if photos uploaded, report to StopNCII.org. Victim services offered and accepted.
*April 23, Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: Complainant reported being the victim of an email scam after receiving an email believed to be from their employer, to purchase $2,000 worth of gift cards and send the codes via email to the unknown suspect. After sending codes, complainant realized request was suspicious and checked the email address to confirm the request was a scam. Complainant contacted the retail store and financial institution to recover funds. Advised to contact Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.