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 the Delta police responded to in the previous week:
Feb. 3, 9 p.m., 8000-block of 117th Street: Police conducted a traffic stop, and upon speaking with the driver, had grounds to believe the driver may possibly be intoxicated. Police preformed a breathalyzer test on the driver. Police gave the driver an immediate roadside prohibition for 90 days and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.
Feb. 3, 9:15 a.m., 600-block of Annacis Court: Police were called to a report of a stolen semi-trailer. The trailer was reported to be full of merchandise. Upon investigation, police were able to locate the trailer, and recover all of the merchandise.
Feb. 4, 2:16 a.m., 8600-block of 120th Street: Police were conducting proactive patrols and observed a male jaywalking. Police stopped the male to speak with him and confirmed through police databases the male’s identity. Walk through of the area where the male had been found revealed damage had been done to vehicles. The male had been found with multiple tools and drugs. Male was arrested.
Feb. 5, 9:20 p.m., 11800-block of Cascade Drive: While on patrol, police observed a driver fail to stop while exiting a parking lot. Police attempted to make a traffic stop, however the vehicle continued on. The vehicle eventually stopped near a residence. Police were eventually able to speak with the driver. They could detect an odour of liquor emanating from the driver’s breath. After conducting a breathalyzer test, the driver was given an immediate roadside prohibition for 90 days and a vehicle impoundment for 30 days.
Feb. 5, 8:50 a.m., 9600-block of 120th Street: Police observed a vehicle driving with a significant amount of snow covering its rear window, obstructing the driver’s view. Police queries revealed the owner of the vehicle has restrictions on their licence and is required to display an “N.” No “N” sign was visible. Police conducted a traffic stop, and upon speaking with registered owner of the vehicle, police noticed a distinct odour of alcohol emanating from the driver. Police performed a breathalyzer test, the driver was given a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and a three-day vehicle impoundment.
Feb. 6, 1:04 p.m., 8100-block of 120th Street. Police responded to a report of two males and one female shoplifting cosmetics. Loss prevention officer took the trio into custody. Police attended. It was determined that many items had been paid for, but not all items. Cosmetics that were not paid for were returned, and all three were banned from the store.
Feb. 6, 1:40 p.m., 9000-block of 120th Street. Police observed a vehicle going almost double the posted speed limit. Police made a traffic stop and upon speaking with the driver, police noticed an odour of liquor emanating from their breath. Breathalyzer test performed, and the driver was given a three-day immediate roadside prohibition and a three-day vehicle impoundment.
Feb 7, 10:40 p.m., 10300-block of Nordel Court: While on proactive patrol, police observed a male known to them exit a local business complex carrying a duffel bag. The male quickly dropped the bag when police asked to speak with them. The male stated the bag did not belong to him. A search of police databases revealed the male had conditions to not be possession of tools. Upon examining the contents of the bag, multiple tools were observed. The male was subsequently arrested for breaching his conditions.
Feb. 9, 10:05 p.m., 11900-block of 70th Avenue: Police observed a driver exit a parking lot of a liquor establishment and conducted a traffic stop to confirm driver sobriety. Police observed a distinct odour of alcohol emanating from the breath of the driver. Breathalyzer test conducted. Driver was given an immediate roadside prohibition for 90 days and a vehicle impound for 30 days.
Feb. 9, 3 a.m., 10800-block of Nordel Way: Police were performing a stationary roadblock, checking for driver sobriety. Police stopped a driver and observed an odour of alcohol. Police conducted a breathalyzer test. Driver was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and a 30-day vehicle impoundment.