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:
May 12, 8:21 p.m., 1200-block of 56th Street: Police checked the licence plate of a vehicle and determined the registered owner had an invalid driver’s licence. Traffic stop conducted to confirm the driver’s licence status of the driver. The driver was identified as the registered owner, and was served unlicensed driver paperwork. Vehicle was towed from the scene.
May 13, 4:31 p.m., English Bluff Road: Canada Border Services Agency called police to report that a resident near the border had seen a male on foot cross the border into Canada. Upon police arrival the suspect had left the scene.
May 13, 7:54 p.m., 53A Street and Windsor Crescent: Police stopped a vehicle and spoke to the driver who admitted to consuming two alcoholic beverages and was given a breath sample test. The driver failed the test and was issued an immediate roadside prohibition. The driver’s vehicle was also impounded. The driver left the scene on foot.
May 14, 5:08 p.m., Highway 17 and 56th Street: Reports were made of an erratic male throwing beer cans. Upon police arrival, the suspect could not be located. An abandoned vehicle was found nearby with beer cans next to it. Police towed the vehicle and sent a letter to the registered owner notifying them of their vehicle location.
May 14. 1:52 p.m., Highway 17 and 56th Street: Reports were made of two males fighting on the side of 56th Street. Upon police arrival the suspects had left. One of the males later called police advising that he had gotten into a physical altercation with his relative after he had kicked his relative out of the car following an argument. The relative kicked the vehicle, which led to a consensual fight on the side of the road. Police spoke to family members who agreed to pay for damages to the vehicle. No noteworthy injuries resulted from the fight.
May 18, 10:53 a.m., Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal: Police called to the ferry terminal to assist with an intoxicated passenger causing a disturbance who was described as being belligerent with staff. Police located the man, who was a passenger in a vehicle in the ferry line-up. Both driver and passenger agreed to leave the ferry terminal for the day.
May 18, 2:21 a.m., 6th Avenue and Goldenrod Boulevard: Police observed a vehicle driving with no lights on and conducted a vehicle stop. After detecting the odour of liquor the driver was asked to blow into an approved screening device. Driver had lower quantities of alcohol detected, but because the driver is classified as a “Novice” they are not permitted to have any alcohol in their system, and were issued a 12-hour licence suspension. The vehicle was left legally parked on the side of the road.
May 11, 6 p.m., 7500-block of Progress Way: Police were called to a business where a break and enter occurred. The fence of the outdoor compound was cut and fuel was siphoned from a work van. Ten litres were taken.
May 15, 5:02 p.m., 8800-block of Highway 17: Police observed a vehicle accelerating drastically. The vehicle eventually pulled over after police emergency lights were activated. The driver was issued an excessive speed violation ticket and had the vehicle impounded. The driver left the scene via taxi.
May 17, 7:46 p.m., Highway 17 and Deltaport Way: Police observed a vehicle travelling at 160 km/h, double the speed limit in that area. Once pulled over, the driver explained to the officer that he and his family were trying to catch the ferry. The driver was given an excessive speed violation ticket and the vehicle was impounded. The officer advised the driver of the diminished survival rate of vehicle occupants in high speed collisions. A taxi was called for the family to make its way to the ferries.
May 18, 1:47 a.m., Ladner Trunk Road and 66th Street: Police observed a vehicle veering out of its lane and then drastically correcting itself. Police conducted a traffic stop and smelled a strong odour of liquor coming from the driver along with a slurred speech. Police conducted a breathe sample test which the driver failed. Police informed the driver they were prohibited from driving for 90 days. The driver’s vehicle was impounded for 30 days and an immediate roadside prohibition was issued. The driver was sent away via taxi.