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. 2, 10 p.m., 52nd Street and Springs Boulevard: Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle after observing it cross over the solid divider on 52nd Street. A distinct odour of liquor emanated from the driver’s breath. The driver stated to the officer that his last drink was 25 minutes prior to the stop. Two breath samples were taken from the driver in which his readings resulted in a three-day immediate roadside prohibition. The driver’s sober passenger was able to drive the two home.
Feb. 4, 8:20 p.m., 1100-block of 56th Street: Complainant reported that he parked his vehicle in parking lot between 5:30 and 10 p.m., and that someone had broken into his vehicle and stolen a leather jacket and toque. Vehicle was not believed to have been locked.
Feb. 5, 7:17 a.m., 5000-block of Canoe Pass Way: Police were called to assist Delta Fire Department with a car that was on fire. A male was fortunately pulled out of the car by a bystander while the car was fully engulfed. It’s believed the vehicle was having mechanical problems before it caught on fire. No injuries and firefighters were able to put out the fire.
Feb. 6, 7:21 p.m., 1300-block of 52nd Street: Police observed a vehicle driving with inconsistent speeds and weaving in and out of lanes. A traffic stop was conducted where police were welcomed with an overwhelming odour of liquor emanating from the vehicle. The driver also had blood shot glossy eyes and open liquor was observed in the vehicle. A breath sample was taken for which the resulting score was a “fail.” The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and her vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was given a ride home by police.
Feb. 7, 9:06 p.m., 900-block of 56th Street: Police observed a vehicle exit a parking lot at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was conducted where a distinct odour of liquor emanated from the driver’s breath. A breath sample was taken for which the driver blew a “fail” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver chose to walk back to a friend’s house down the street.
Feb. 5, 7:52 a.m., Highway 99 at Highway 17: Police responded to a call for a dump truck that struck a shoulder concrete barrier causing its trailer to roll over. Police took two breath samples from the driver, receiving a “fail” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition and the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The road was closed for a lengthy time as crews worked to clean up the scene.
Feb. 6, 11:40 a.m., 5900-block of River Road: A vehicle pulled up to a Delta police sobriety check. Suspicion was formed that the driver may have been impaired. A breath sample was taken for which the driver blew a “fail” reading. The driver was issued a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition while the vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver along with his passengers left the scene in a taxi.
Feb. 6, 1:26 a.m., 62nd Street and Ladner Trunk Road: Police were travelling at the posted 90 km/h speed on Highway 17A when the vehicle in front of them suddenly sped up to an estimated speed in excess of 140 km/h. A traffic stop was conducted where the driver was issued an excessive speed violation on top of his vehicle being impounded for seven days.
Feb. 6, 9:53 a.m., 7200-block of Hume Avenue: Business reported that gas had been siphoned from three company vehicles, likely between midnight and 6 a.m. the previous day. Total loss about $500.
Feb. 8, 10:30 p.m., Duglad Morrison Park: Complainant reported a group of teens partying. Police arrived to find a men’s soccer club from another Metro Vancouver city had played a game and had a barbecue afterwards. They were packing up their barbecues on police arrival.