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North Delta crime beat: Single-vehicle MVA results in impaired driving charge

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. 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 27, 8000 Block of 120th Street: Police were informed of a possible impaired driver and provided with a vehicle description and license number. Police attended the area, located the driver, and determined possible drug impairment. The driver was given a 24-hour driving prohibition and the vehicle impounded.

*April 27, 6800 Block of Nicholson Road: Strata president reported a break and enter occurred overnight in the locked parkade of the residential condo building. There were no signs of a forced entry. The side window of the vehicle was smashed, and a Samsung cellphone and gym gear were stolen. Property damage approximately $500.

*April 27, 7800 Block of 112th Street: Complainant reported their vehicle had been broken into overnight while parked at the aquatic centre. The driver and passenger side windows were smashed, and a $50 dash cam stolen. Total damage to the vehicle $300.

*April 28, 11000 Block of 85A Avenue: Complainant reported the theft, sometime overnight, of their vehicle from their driveway. There was no broken glass in the driveway and the complainant was in possession of their keys. Police canvass of the area proved negative. No suspects, witnesses, or surveillance video available. Vehicle added to the Canadian Police Information Centre as stolen.

*April 29, Public Safety Building 11375 84th Avenue: A parent reported their son was defrauded of $550 by making a digital purchase of gift cards, believing they were Steam technical support. Police advised complainant to report transactions to the bank, change all accounts and emails that were shared with the fraudster. Police educated the parties involved regarding online scams and of what to be aware of.

*April 29, Highway 91 and Highway 17: Police received a report that a single-vehicle accident had occurred. The driver was offered assistance by a passerby and they asked that police not to be called. Police attended however, and located the driver who provided two breath samples which both read “fail.” The driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, 30-day vehicle impound, and the vehicle was towed.

*April 30, 10800 Block of Brandy Place: Complainant reported the catalytic converter was stolen from their work truck sometime in the evening. Surveillance video showed an older model SUV arrive at the residence with the driver exiting the vehicle and removing the catalytic converter from the truck. CCTV available, however due to the poor quality of the footage no plate was obtained.

*April 30, 11000 Block of Lawrie Crescent: Complainant reported the catalytic converter stolen sometime over the past couple of days from their vehicle parked in the driveway. Neighbouring surveillance video revealed a newer model grey four-door sedan with silver rims driving up and down the street. Complainant provided with a file number for ICBC.