North Delta Crime Beat: Business owner observes theft on CCTV from home

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North 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:

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Aug. 3, 4:22 p.m., 8500-block of 120th Street:Police observed a vehicle with tinted license plate covers and discovered the registered owner was prohibited from driving. A vehicle stop was conducted and the drier was issued an appearance notice. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Aug. 3, 6:31 p.m., 8600-block of 112A Street:Police were called to a report of a theft from a vehicle outside a residence. The vehicle also had minor damage to the passenger door handle. The registered owner may have left the vehicle unlocked. Personal documents and $60 in change were taken. The registered owner was advised on proactive measures to secure personal information.

Aug. 5, 11:35 a.m., 11900-block of 93A Avenue:The owner of a commercial business reported a theft of catalytic converters from two vehicles parked in a lot outside the building. The theft was reported to have occurred sometime in the past two weeks. Total value of damage was $2,000. No other damage to the vehicles. The registered owners of the vehicles were notified.

Aug. 6, 9:13 a.m., 6900-block of 120th Street:Police conducted a traffic stop and noticed a distinct odour of liquor emanating from a driver’s mouth. A breathalyzer was administered which the driver failed. The test was repeated again with a result of fail. The driver received an immediate roadside prohibition of 90 days, his license was seized and the vehicle was towed.

Aug. 7, 7 p.m.-midnight: Community Crime Watch volunteers were out on patrol and no issues were reported.

Aug. 7, 11:24 p.m., 7100-block of 120th Street:Police were called to a report of a large crowd of people in a parking lot believed to be celebrating the Canucks win. Police noticed a vehicle being driven erratically with passengers hanging out the window. The driver was issued a violation ticket for failing to wear a seat belt and all parties dispersed without incident.

Aug. 8, 1:33 p.m., 6400-block of 120th Street:Police received a report of a theft from auto at a commercial building. The owner of the vehicle had gone into the business and did not lock the car. Vehicle contained personal property in the amount of $24 as well as three-quarters tank of gasoline.

Aug. 8, 11:14 p.m., 8200-block of Swenson Way: Police responded to a theft of fuel in progress at a commercial business. The owner of the commercial vehicle had observed the theft occurring on his CCTV from home and had contacted police. Upon arrival, police found the subject of complaint and the theft in progress and an arrest was made.

Aug. 8, 8:31 p.m., 11300-block of Nordel Way:Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was stopped at a 45-degree angle in the #2 lane. The driver displayed indicia of impairment and a breathalyzer was attempted however the driver was too intoxicated to comply. Police transferred the driver to a local hospital for medical attention and monitoring.

Aug. 8, 6:40 p.m., 11000-block of Kittson Parkway:Police were conducting laser speed enforcement when a vehicle passed at an excessive speed. The driver’s speed was confirmed by laser and the vehicle was stopped. The driver also failed to produce a valid driver’s license. The vehicle was impounded and the applicable violation tickets were issued.

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