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South Delta Crime Beat: Illegal U-turn leads to impaired driving ticket

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South Delta and other files of interest
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The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South 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 in the previous week:


*Dec. 28, 3:04 p.m., Ferry Terminal: Ferry employee contacted police to report that a female was intoxicated and staff were having difficulty getting her off the vessel. On attendance, police met the staff at the terminal where the female was taken into custody for being intoxicated in a public place. A family member arrived and agreed to take custody of her for the evening. Police issued the female a ticket for being intoxicated in a public place.

*Dec. 29, 1:56 a.m., 1600 block Farrell Avenue: Police observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn at a nearby intersection. Police conducted a traffic stop where a distinct odour of liquor was coming from the driver. The driver advised that their last drink was four hours ago. An Approved Screening Device demand was read resulting in a fail. Police gave them the right to a second test and the driver accepted, which also resulted in a fail. The driver received a 90-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition as well as getting their vehicle towed.

*Dec. 29, 10:39 a.m., 1000 block 56th Avenue: Complainant reported that a mess was left behind in a nearby parking lot. The complainant reviewed the cameras and observed three vehicles with several people attend the parking lot, ordering pizza and seemingly having a party. The individuals left behind garbage, empty alcohol bottles and a vehicle. Police spoke with the owner of the vehicle by phone who apologized profusely, and attended immediately to pick up his vehicle and clean up the garbage.

*Dec. 30, 5:46 p.m., 1200 block 56th Street: Employee of a nearby establishment called police to report a group of youths skateboarding under the covered shelter of a shopping complex. On attendance police spoke to one of the youths who apologized and took responsibility on behalf of the group and explained that he and his friends were trying to find a dry place to film skateboarding videos. Police explained that the noise of skateboard wheels on concrete was disturbing to patrons in the area.


*Dec. 30, 7:11 p.m., Highway 17A Ladner Trunk Road: During patrols police attended a motor vehicle incident at a nearby intersection. It appeared that both vehicles were waiting to make a left turn when the first vehicle made an unsafe turn and had to suddenly hit their brakes. This caused the vehicle behind to rear end them. No injuries were reported at the scene and police issued a motor vehicle ticket to the first driver.

*Dec. 31, 2:48 p.m., Ladner Trunk Road: Police performed a traffic stop due to a vehicle turning without using their turn signal. Police saw that there was an open beer can in the centre console of the vehicle. The driver stated he had “two beers at work, two hours ago.” An Approved Screening Device demand was read. The driver provided two warn samples. The drivers’ license was seized. The driver received a seven-day driving prohibition and his friend drove the driver and his vehicle home.

*Jan. 2, 9:41 p.m., Highway 17A Highway 99: Police observed a vehicle travelling northbound at an excessive speed. Police paced the vehicle to be going 153 km/h in a posted 80 km/h zone. The driver received a speeding ticket and the vehicle was impounded for seven days.

*Jan. 3, 9 a.m., 4200 block Arthur Drive: Complainant reported hearing the sound of a shotgun, believed to be hunters, in the nearby area. Police patrolled the area but no one was seen and no shots were heard. Police called and updated the complainant.