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North Delta Crime Beat: Thefts from autos on the rise this week

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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.

The following are some of the calls Delta police responded to for the week of June 13 to 20:

*June 14, 11000 block of 88th Avenue: Complainant reported their company vehicle left in an open parking lot overnight had its catalytic converter valued at $1,000 stolen. No other damage to vehicle, which was towed from the scene.

*June 14, 8000 block of Nordel Way: Two catalytic converters were stolen from company trucks parked in an insecure fenced compound. Time of offence uncertain. 

*June 15, 9000 block of 117th Street: Complainant reported their vehicle parked in the driveway had been rummaged through sometime overnight and their wallet containing three bank cards was missing. The complainant was advised by the bank that one of the credit cards had been used at a gas station. Police attended the gas station where the suspect was described as a 25-35-year-old white male wearing black clothing including a long sleeve Nike sweater and a man purse. Photo of the suspect obtained and disseminated to officers.

*June 15, 9000 block of 113B Street: Complainant reported someone had entered their unlocked vehicle parked in front of their residence and had their wallet taken. Police attended the residence and observed there was no damage to the vehicle. Complainant believed they had locked the vehicle. The wallet was described as blue and contained a driver’s license and debit card which had already been deactivated. Police advised complainant to make sure no items of value were left in the vehicle in the future.

*June 16, 900 block of Highway 91: Police stopped a vehicle clocked at 120 km/h. The driver was charged with driving at an excessive speed and issued a paper warning for tint on the front door window, which is to be removed within 20 days. The vehicle was impounded and the driver was given a ride from the scene.

*June 19, Watershed Park area: Complainant reported their vehicle parked at Watershed Park had been entered and their driver’s license and bank cards had been stolen. The complainant contacted his financial institutions as well as ICBC and all cards have been cancelled. Complainant indicated two transactions had been made on a credit card.

*June 19, 11000 block of 89th Avenue: Complainant reported a catalytic converter had been stolen sometime overnight from their vehicle parked in front of the residence.   Approximate damage to the vehicle is $1,000. From CCTV video police were able to identify a possible suspect. Photos of a suspicious vehicle added to police logs.

*June 19, 120th street & 93A Avenue: Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle observed leaving a liquor store in the City of Surrey and driving into Delta. The driver showed signs of liquor consumption and two breath samples provided read “fail.” The vehicle was impounded.