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South Delta Crime Beat: Loud boom was a hydro outage

The following are some of the calls Delta police responded to in the previous week
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Files of interest for South Delta in this week's crime beat.

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:

Tsawwassen and TFN

*Feb. 5, 11:52 a.m., BC Ferry Terminal: Employee called police reporting that they had refused a male to board due to his state of intoxication. The employee also reported that the male was refused boarding onto a bus as well. Police attended and located the male who was cooperative. Police advised the male he would not be able to take the ferry until the following day and would have to be sober and cooperative. Police transported the male to his requested destination.

*Feb. 7, 10:12 a.m., 4000 block Canoe Pass Way: Complainant reported that a male had dumped four car tires outside the back entrance to their store. Police attended and was provided with security footage clearly showing a vehicle pulling a small trailer park outside the back entrance with the driver dumping the four tires from the trailer. Police attended the residence of the vehicle and observed the vehicle and the male in the driveway. The male was issued a compliance notice for “abandoning car parts in any roadway, parking lot, or other open space.” The male agreed to return to the location and pick up his tires to be disposed of properly.

*Feb. 6, 9:58 p.m., 700 block Gilchrist Drive: Complainant called police to report a group of noisy youths gathering in the school playground area nearby. Police located, corralled, and sent the youths on their way and advised them not to disturb the residents in the area.


*Feb. 1, 8:21 p.m., location withheld: Complainant contacted police to report that someone hacked into her home computer and had fraudulently taken $950 out of her bank account. The woman reported the incident to her bank and they advised her to take her electronic devices to a technology professional to have them scan for any viruses. The woman said she was unsure how or when her computer was hacked, but that she did receive suspicious emails prior to becoming the victim of the fraud. The female advised that her bank will be refunding the money and already discussed safety measures with her. Police reminded the female to use strong passwords, never share passwords with anyone, and to not click on suspicious emails or websites.

*Feb. 3, 2:15 p.m., 4800 block Linden Drive: Complainant heard a loud boom that shook his house that he believed came from a nearby residence. Complainant spoke with several neighbours on the street who had also heard the boom. The complainant flagged down police in the area at approximately 3:30 p.m., as he was concerned it could have come from a house. Area patrols were conducted and police spoke with BC Hydro who confirmed a power outage at 2:18 p.m. due to a ground transformer box. The complainant was advised of the outcome.

*Feb. 5, 5:42 p.m., 4300 block Arthur Drive: Complainant contacted police to report the theft of a garage door opener from his vehicle, parked in his driveway. Theft believed to have occurred overnight. Nothing further stolen. Complainant advised he had already taken steps to ensure garage door codes were changed.

*Feb. 7, 11:22 a.m., 5000 block 55B Street: Complainant reported finding ammunition consisting of seven bullets clipped together on her morning walk in the area. Police attended to the complainants’ residence and confirmed that the ammunition was not real and was consistent with a movie prop. The ammunition was transported to Delta Police Headquarters and lodged in exhibits for destruction.

*Feb. 7, 8:40 p.m., 4100 block Highway 17A: Complainant reported a pink blanket on Highway 17A causing vehicles to swerve around it. Police attended and located a medium weight, queen sized, purple fleece blanket in the area. No identifying detail was found on the blanket and it was removed off to the side of the roadway.