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South Delta Crime Beat: Train signal light stolen in Ladner

Damage and theft estimated at $2,000
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Files of interest for this week from Delta Police.

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.


July 27, Morningside Drive:  Police received a call from a complainant who advised that they were being followed in their car by a driver who threatened them.  Police located both parties and advised them of appropriate driving behavior.

 July 30, 1 Ferry Causeway:  BC Ferries reported a children’s pink rolling suitcase had been stolen from the carousel at the terminal.  Video surveillance identified a possible suspect as a Caucasian female about 30 to 40 years of age with blond curly hair; wearing a blue jean jacket, green hoody, black shorts and black shoes.   The suspect was last seen walking down the causeway.

July 31, 5200 Block of St. Andrews Place:  Complainant reported their car had been stolen sometime overnight.  The vehicle was entered into the Canadian Police Identification Centre as stolen.  Police recommended the installation of security video surveillance, stressed the importance of locking vehicles, and not leaving any valuables in the vehicle.


July 28, 8600 Block near Churchill Street:  Complainant reported the theft of a PNR railway train signal.  The signal light had been tampered with and the light mechanism removed.  Police canvassed the area with negative results.  Value of damage and theft approximately $2000.

July 28, 4900 Block of 57A Street:  Police received a report from a complainant that they had received an email indicating an inflatable boat they had purchased from Amazon had been delivered.  No delivery was received and the complainant believes the boat had been stolen. 

July 29, 5600 Block of Ladner Trunk Road:  Complainant reported they turned off a side street and were nearly struck by a vehicle which did not maintain its lane.  Police located the vehicle and found the driver with an odour of liquor on their breath.  The suspect provided police with two breath samples which both read “Fail”.  The driver was given an immediate roadside suspension.  The vehicle was impounded and the driver left the scene by taxi.