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South Delta Crime Beat: Loitering teens told to keep their social distance

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.

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:

South Delta

March 15, 11:30 p.m., B.C. Ferries terminal: Police were called to assist with a male who wanted to take the ferry but did not have the fare to do so. Police located the male and spoke with him. Male did not have enough money to travel to the island so police transported him to the local cold weather shelter to ensure he was taken care of.  

March 15, 9:42 p.m., 66A Street: Complainant reported Tesla charger was stolen fromcarport. Incident occurred overnight, with no suspect seen. No damage to the vehicle. 

March 15, 12 p.m., B.C. Ferries terminal: B.C. Ferries staff called to report a passenger who had refused to pay for the food he had on the ferry. Once the ferry was docked, police went on board to speak to the individual who then realized he had enough money to pay for the food. The male paid for his food and was escorted off the ferry.

March 17, 1:30 p.m., 4700-block of 55B Street: Police received a call from complainant who was reporting an attempted theft of auto. Police attended, noted no signs of damage to the vehicle, no damage to the outside of the ignition, but did find damage to the internal portion of the ignition. Police determined that a tool was unsuccessfully used to try to start the vehicle.

March 19, 12:20 p.m., 5100-block of Canoe Pass Way: Staff at a local store reported that two teenagers were caught shoplifting items. Police attended and spoke to the two teens in regards to their actions. The store did not wish to pursue charges as the products were recovered. The two individuals were released to the care of their guardians. 

March 20, 8:25 a.m., 6500-block of Highway 17: Patrol members were on Highway 17 westbound when they observed a van driving at a high rate of speed. Police followed the van and using radar clocked the driver going 45 km/h over the speed limit. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was given a $368 excessive speeding ticket. The van was impounded.

March 20, 8:30 a.m., 8200-block of River Road: Police were called to a report of a break and enter to the yard of a commercial property. Various equipment was stolen.

March 21, 12:45 a.m., 5000-block of 47th Avenue: Officer was conducting patrols in the area of Delta Secondary when a group of youths was observed loitering on the school grounds. The youths were cautioned by police of their behaviour and reminded how important it is for social distancing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Police urged the guardians of the teens to continue to reiterate the importance of spatial arrangements.