South Delta Crime Beat: Ferry passenger threatens to key cars after their alarms disturb his dog

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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*July 7, 10 p.m., 5500 Block 13th Avenue: Complainant called police to report a noise complaint. The complainant reported that a home had been playing music increasingly louder as the night progressed. Police attended and advised resident of possible bylaw ticket if re-attendance was required.

*July 9, 9:40 a.m., 1 Ferry Causeway: Complainant onboard a BC Ferry reported to police that a passenger threatened to key vehicles with activated alarms as it disturbed his dog. Two vehicles were seen with key-like paint damage. Police boarded the ferry and arrested the individual.

*July 9, 9 p.m., Upland Drive: Complainant reported a nearby residence garage door had been unsecured for two days. Police attended and spoke with resident who advised that the garage door remains open to air out mould resulting from a flood.

*July 9, 11 p.m., 1400 Block 55th Street: An unknown suspect entered an unsecured attached garage at a residence and stole a road bike valued at approximately $900. The bike has been registered with the ‘Project 529’ app.

*July 13, 9:18 a.m., 5000 Block Canoe Pass Way: Complainant reported that while working, they had witnessed a male stealing multiple pairs of gloves from the store. Upon police arrival, the suspect was found in possession of the gloves and arrested. The value of the gloves was $201.95.

*July 13, 6:20 p.m., 56th Street and 16th Ave: Complainant reported that a wallet had been located in the parking lot of a gas station. Prior to police arrival, the rightful owner returned to the gas station and retrieved the wallet. Complainant confirmed it was the owner by the driver’s licence photo, and stated that she no longer need police.


*July 9, 1:20 p.m., 7200 Block Progress Way: An individual reported to police that someone had stolen the catalytic convertor from his vehicle. The vehicle was parked in a parking lot of a business complex.

*July 9, 1:30 p.m., 5000 Block Ladner Trunk Road: Complainant reported that $1,980 had been withdrawn from her credit card at an ATM. Complainant advised police that she last used the credit card at 12 p.m. while shopping, and recalls putting the card back in her wallet after her purchase. Complainant stated that she was approached in the parking lot by a woman asking if she had dropped $10, who asked that she check her wallet. Complainant advised to cancel credit card.

*July 9, 10:45 p.m., London Lane: Complainant reported a loud house party that had been ongoing for approximately two hours. Police attended and observed several under age youth within the residence. Resident advised police that his parents were out of town and that he was hosting a party. Police informed resident to shut the party down for the evening. Police remained on scene until all youth dispersed. 

*July 12, 1:01 a.m., 5400 Block of Highway 17A: A driver passed through a roadblock at a high rate of speed. The driver was stopped, and had an odour of liquor on his breath and admitted to consuming alcohol earlier that night. A breath sample was provided where the driver failed the test. The driver was issued an immediate road side prohibition, his vehicle was towed away and impounded for 30 days.

*July 13, 1:06 a.m., 10900 Block Highway 99: Police conducted a vehicle stop after observing a vehicle driving 45km/hr on Highway 99. Police spoke to the driver who had a strong odour of alcohol emanating from his breath. The driver refused to provide a breath sample where he was then issued an immediate roadside prohibition. The consequences of refusing to blow are the same as a ‘fail’. The driver was prohibited from driving from 90 days and his vehicle was towed and impounded.

July 13, 10:47 p.m., Central Avenue/Ladner Trunk Road: Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that made some driving infractions. Upon speaking to the driver, police could smell a strong odour of liquor. Also, the driver had slurred speech, glossy red eyes, and admitted to drinking. The driver conducted a breath test where the driver blew a ‘warn’. As this was his first incident, the driver received a three-day immediate driving prohibition, and his vehicle was impounded for three days. The driver’s vehicle was towed away.

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