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.
Here are a selection of files for the past week:
*Oct. 24, 1:14 p.m., 8300 block Delsom Way: Police were dispatched to a reported mischief after a complainant reported their windshield had been smashed.
*Oct. 24, 9:30 p.m., 8600 block Sunbury Place: Police were dispatched to a late report of theft from vehicle after the registered owner noted their vehicle had been rummaged through overnight. Upon attendance, police were advised that the driver had accidentally left their car keys in the vehicle, which were stolen alongside house keys and sunglasses.
*Oct. 25, 2:25 p.m., 6900 block 120 Street: Police stopped a vehicle leaving a liquor store after observing the driver exhibiting signs of impairment. Police read the breath demand, and the driver provided two tests, both resulting in “FAIL.” They were subsequently served a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) and had their vehicle impounded for the mandatory 30-day period.
*Oct. 26, 7:54 a.m., 6900 block Nicholson Road: Police were dispatched to a break-and-enter into an apartment building storage room. Approximately $20,000 worth of gear was stolen from the unit, as well as miscellaneous tools belonging to a construction company working on site.
*Oct. 27, 1:11 p.m., 7600 block 119A Street: Police were advised of a reported catalytic converter theft from a vehicle parked on the street. No suspects, witnesses, or CCTV available.
*Oct. 29, 3:06 p.m., 11900 block 88 Avenue: Police were dispatched to a reported theft in progress and located the suspect nearby, who was arrested without issue. Police subsequently returned the items to the business, who advised they were not interested in charges.
*Oct. 30, 7300 block 120 Street: Police responded to a potential theft in progress, and upon locating and identifying the suspected thief based on info from on-site staff, police found them to have two outstanding warrants for their arrest. Suspect taken into custody without issue and transported to Surrey cells.
*Oct. 31, Seaquam Secondary School: Police responded to calls of fireworks on school property and located two youths igniting fireworks fixed to the school doors, causing damage to the property. The youths attempted to run from police, but were caught and taken into custody on site.