South Delta Crime Beat: Thieves swipe $10,000 in aluminum, including plane floats

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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Oct. 1, 4700-block of 51st Street: Complainant reported a break and enter at a construction site. Cast iron plumbing fittings and four strings of lights were stolen that had an estimated value of $3,300.

Oct. 2, 5200-block of Ladner Trunk Road: Complainant reported the theft of five Kidde Brand carbon monoxide detectors valued at approximately $275. The suspect concealed the stolen goods under their jacket and exited the store without making an attempt to pay for the items.

Oct. 3, 4200-block of River Road West: Complainant reported that upon returning home from holidays discovered that two aluminum floats from their float plane were stolen. In addition, the complainant noticed their car battery and eight strips of aluminum were also stolen. The approximate value of the theft totaled $10,000.

Oct. 4, 7100-block of Honeyman Street: Complainant reported that an unknown suspect pried open the exterior mailbox and stole mail from a commercial business.

Oct. 5, Arthur Drive: Complainant reported seeing a white truck driving without lights on at approximately 100 km/h down Arthur Drive. Police located vehicle parked in Ladner and observed a male enter the driver’s seat. A vehicle stop was conducted and the individual was arrested for impaired driving.

Oct. 6, 4400-block of Savoy Street: Complainant reported that an unknown person stole lug nuts off the wheels of a vehicle parked in their driveway.


Oct. 2, 5000-block of Canoe Pass Way: Complainant reported that an unknown suspect forced entry through the front door of a store shortly after staff had locked up and left for the evening. The suspect was inside for less than a minute and was observed on video leaving with an unknown item.

Oct. 3, 1800-block of Swan Road: Complainant reported that their Ford E150 was rummaged through and observed an unknown suspect riding a bike carrying two backpacks leaving the area.

Oct. 3, 4600-block of Mallard Lane: Complainant reported that an insecure vehicle parked in their driveway was rummaged through overnight. A parking pass and two GAP jackets were reported as stolen with an estimated value of $200.

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