South Delta Crime Beat: Expensive package stolen from front porch of Ladner home

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:

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Dec. 2, 5600-block of Dowler Road: Complainant reported a noisy party. Police attended and spoke with the property representative who was apologetic. He stated the party was winding down and shut the music off.

Dec. 3, 4500-block of 45A Avenue: Complainant heard noises in night but thought it was raccoons. The next evening they discovered the latch on the sliding door was broken and that another hinged door on the patio was tampered with. No entry gained.

Dec. 3, 5100-block of 57A Street: Complainant called to report that an unknown person stole a package from their front porch. It was an Amazon package containing an Apple iPad delivered by Canada Post. Complainant advised their friend drove by at 12:15 p.m. and told them they saw the package on her porch. The complainant returned home 10 minutes later, but the package was gone.

Dec. 5, 5500-block of 48B Avenue: Complainant phoned the DPD to report fraudulent activity had occurred on his credit union business account. Complainant advised that around 3:25 a.m. he received an email advising that his e-transfer for $2,944 had been accepted. Complainant advised he did not make or authorize the e-transfer.

Dec. 8, 5400-block of 44th Avenue: Complainant called police to report a fraud had occurred three days earlier. Complainantreported that approximately $4,500 had been withdrawn from her account without her authorization. Her financial institution is aware and is conducting its own investigation. Complainant reporting to obtain a file number.

Dec. 8, 9400-block of River Road: At approximately midnight DPD were dispatched to investigate a possible impaired driver. Complainant reported a tractor weaving on the road. Police attended and located the tractor/trailer, and conducted an impaired investigation. The driver was determined not to be impaired. It was his first time delivering a load to a location in the area, and he was looking for the correct address. No further police action required.



Dec. 3, 200-block of 54th Street: A residential break-and-enter occurred between Nov. 30 and Dec. 2. Rear laundry room window pried and entered. Over $5,000 in small electronics and jewelry stolen.

Dec. 4, 5600-block of Greenland Drive: Complainant reported to police that he was the victim of a $15,000 fraud. Police attended the residence and found that on Dec. 3 multiple e-transfers were sent from the complainant’s business account to three different unrecognized email addresses.

Dec. 4, 1500-block of Farrell Avenue: Complainant reported a dog barking in the backyard of a residence since 4:30 p.m. Police attended and spoke with owner who apologized and stated he left the house in a rush. Owner stated once he realized he had left the dog in the backyard he did not have anyone to call as they recently moved to the area. Owner stated when he returned home he immediately brought the dog inside. Police observed the dog who appeared to be a playful and energetic puppy. Police advised owner of noise bylaw and owner apologized again.

Dec. 4, 5900-block of 17A Avenue: Shipping container broken into and emergency kit supplies valued at $5,000 stolen. Unknown when theft occurred.

Dec. 7, 6500-block of 3rd Avenue: Complainant replied to a fake Telus email regarding bill payment trouble on his account and provided SIN, date of birth, MasterCard, address, driver’s licence and other personal information. No fraud activity to date. Complainant has already alerted his bank, cancelled his credit card and advised ICBC. Complainant directed to Equifax to monitor his credit. These scams are often out of country and tracing their origin can be extremely complex. Complainant advised to call back should fraudulent activity be detected.

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