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.
*Aug. 29, 5000 Block of Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a female had stolen several items including another customer’s wallet. When the suspect was apprehended by staff they relinquished several stolen items including the wallet. Police attended and located further stolen items in a duffle bag in nearby bushes. Through surveillance video and police queries the suspect was identified, located and arrested. The suspect was transported to cells and released on a promise to appear in court at future date.
*Aug. 29, 1900 Block of 52nd Street: A citizen contacted police advising they had found a suitcase on the side of the road. The suitcase with no ID is described as black on wheels containing clothing, books and toys. The suitcase can be claimed on identification at Police Headquarters in Ladner.
*Aug. 30, 300 Block of 56th Street: Police stopped a vehicle, which was travelling at night with no lights on, swerving from the centre line to the side line. The driver admitted to consuming alcohol and provided two breath samples which both read “Fail”. The driver was given a 90-day roadside suspension and the vehicle impounded.
*Sept. 1, 100 Block of 53rd Street: A citizen reported they found a laundry basket containing clothing, a backpack, and a cell phone. A wallet containing a debit card, compass card and other miscellaneous items was located in the backpack. The found items can be claimed on identification at Police Headquarters in Ladner.
*Sept. 1, 1100 Block of Fairway View Wynd: Complainant left their locked vehicle overnight in the building parkade and when they returned in the morning they found the vehicle on a jack and blocks with three tires missing. A fourth tire appeared to have been partially removed. Police identification services attended and lifted prints from the vehicle. Value of tires stolen is approximately $1,000.
*Sept. 3, 5000 Block of Wallace Avenue: Two packages delivered by Amazon were reported stolen from the complaint’s front porch. Surveillance video reveals a South Asian male with a light beard stubble wearing a white hat, blue tank top with a pink collar, black shorts, and black shoes taking the two packages. Images of the suspect disseminated by police for possible identification.
*Sept. 3, 5000 Block of Canoe Pass Way: A business reported to police that a female had stolen approximately $200 to $300 worth of merchandise. The suspect is described as Caucasian with a ponytail, wearing a white dress and a baseball cap. Police to follow-up with the mall security office.
*Sept. 4, 4900 Block of Canoe Pass Way: A store manager reported two males had stolen an assortment of clothing and took off running northbound through the parking lot. Police attended and located one of the males at the 52nd Street bus stop and the other on the bus in Ladner. Both suspects were arrested for theft, transported to cells, and released on a promise to appear in court at a future date.
*Sept. 5, 4900 Block of Canoe Pass Way: A business reported a suspect had selected a 13”, 8 GB, MacBook Pro laptop and fled the store without payment. A set of pliers used to detach the laptop from the display were left by the suspect. The suspect is described as an Asian male wearing a black hoodie, black cap, and black glasses. Offence was captured on surveillance video.
*Aug. 30, 4400 Block of 64th Street: Complainant reported surveillance revealed a male removing papers from their mailbox. A neighbour confirmed they had observed a Caucasian male wearing shorts carrying papers to a small blue car. Police discussed with complainant protective measures for possible identity theft. Canada Post indicated that several staff in their personal cars deliver mail in the area and often remove old flyers from mail box.
*Sept. 2, Police Headquarters: Complainant reported on-line that the front plate from a vehicle is missing. The plate, which is registered to a business owner, was last seen by the complainant a month and half ago. A police file number provided for ICBC.