South Delta Crime Beat: Naked guy in bathroom delays ferry sailing

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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April 7, 11:05 p.m., Highway 17 and 80th Street: Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing it drive over the centre line three times. The driver stated that he had two glasses of wine with lunch. The driver was issued a breath test which he failed twice. A 90-day immediate roadside prohibition was served to the driver and the vehicle was towed.

April 9, 7:03 p.m., 4900-block of Canoe Pass Way: Police were approached by a store owner who advised there was a theft in progress at his store. Store owner advised police his staff had been monitoring a male and female exit the store with numerous items of merchandise valued at $1,124, without offering to pay. The suspects placed the items in their vehicle and drove off. Both individuals were later arrested. 

April 10, 11:58 p.m., 1900-block of 56th Street: Police observed a vehicle doing 148 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver was issued a seven-day impoundment of the vehicle. The driver was also issued violation tickets for excessive speed and no driver’s licence.

April 11, 7:54 a.m., 5000-block of Canoe Pass Way: Police were waved down by store staff who advised police that an individual had stolen thermostats and fled. The staff member intercepted the individual outside the store and retrieved the stolen goods. As the staff member attempted to flag down police, the suspect punched the staff member. Police located the suspect and arrested him.

April 13, 11:38 a.m., 4800 -block of 13th Avenue: Police spoke with the owner of a vehicle whose rear window was broken into. Nothing was stolen from the vehicle, but there was $300 in damage. The owner was advised to consider crime prevention through environmental design for her front yard, and to consider more open sight lines.

Apr. 13, 5:14 p.m., ferry terminal: Police were called to a report of an intoxicated male who was found naked in a ferry bathroom. The intoxicated male was cooperative with police and re-dressed himself. The male was found to be in stable condition and left the area in a taxi. The ferries were delayed by 16 minutes due to this incident.   

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April 7, 1:45 p.m., Ladner Trunk Road: Police were contacted by a person who advised a dog ran out of a property and bit them on the leg. The complainant received minor injuries but was worried the dog may bite someone else. Police attended and spoke to property representative who identified the dog, but indicated the dog did not belong to them. The matter was referred to animal control for follow-up.

April 8, 5:56 a.m., 6300-block of 45th Avenue: Complainant reported a suspicious black vehicle in the area with an individual from the vehicle observed going door to door. Police attended and located the driver, and confirmed the individual was delivering newspapers for a major daily paper.

April 12, 1:49 p.m., 4600-block of Clarence Taylor Crescent: Police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle suspected of being driven by a prohibited driver. The driver was confirmed to be prohibited and was arrested for driving contrary to the Motor Vehicle Act. The vehicle was also towed and impounded.

April 13, 11 a.m., 6800-block of River Road: Police clocked a vehicle doing 108 km/hr in a 60 km/h zone. The driver was given a ticket for excessive speed while the vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days.

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