South Delta Crime Beat: Police called after man falls asleep in store’s recliner

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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Sept. 4, 8:41 p.m., 700-block of 53rd Street: Reports of youth in Dennison Park throughout the day. Area patrols negative for any youth. No damage located.

Sept. 5: 12:01 a.m., 700-block of 53rd Street: Reports of youth in Dennison Park setting off fireworks. Police attended and observed approximately 100 high-school kids in the grass field. Police moved all parties along, however came across an inebriated female unable to take care of herself. Emergency Health Services attended and transported the female to hospital. Police contacted the female’s mother.

Sept. 7, 3:49 p.m., 5500-block of 16th Avenue: Tenant in rental unit contacted police as they were concerned the building manager had entered the apartment without permission. Tenant was advised to contact the Landlord Tenancy Branch as that agency would be best able to assist if the manager was entering the unit without permission.

Sept. 8, 7:27 p.m., 5000-block of Canoe Pass Way: Business reported a male had fallen asleep in their recliner. Police attended and identified a Delta man, who admitted he had indeed fallen asleep. The man was transported back to his residence where he presumably found a more restful sleep.


Sept. 4, 9:49 a.m., 7000-block of Highway 17: Police clocked a motorcycle going 156 km/h in an 80 km/h zone. Driver was issued a ticket for excessive speeding and motorcycle impounded for seven days.

Sept. 5, 1:38 a.m., 4400-block of 50th Street: Complainant reported that a group of youth egged her house. House was egged approximately six times. No damage, just an eggy mess. Area patrols were negative. Complainant informed about youth and "Hell Night.”

Sept. 7, 4:30 a.m., 4200-block of 96th Street: Delta Community Animal Shelter called police after receiving reports of a horse stuck in a ditch. Police were also advised that two other horses were roaming the area. Police located the horse being tended to by locals who knew the horse and owner. Delta Fire Department assisted in extracting the horse from the ditch. Police cleared vehicles as the lights were likely spooking the other horses.

Sept. 7, 8:37 a.m., 3600-block of Kettles Road: Complainant called police to report a break and enter that had occurred overnight at his greenhouse. Two white LED light bars and a Bosch impact driver were stolen. Damage to exterior plastic wall. Estimated damage and value of stolen goods: $1,600. Complainant discussed security measures with officers.

Sept. 8, 10:12 p.m., 4900-block of 53rd Street: Police were called about a noise complaint. The constable approached the main door and believed he was listening to Elton John performing his 1989 #1 UK solo hit Sacrifice. Unfortunately the homeowner answered the door, not Elton John. Police advised the homeowner about the Delta noise bylaw.

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