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:
June 3, 10:11 p.m., 1200-block of 56th Street: Complainant reported that his black road bike with white trim (value $2,000) had been left outside a shop unlocked from 3 to 5 p.m. and was now missing. Owner is trying to provide further identifying information. Reminder to all bike owners: please stop by a district community police office to register your bike to help protect against theft, or potentially have it returned if it is stolen and recovered.
June 6, 5:42 p.m., 1700-block of 56th Street: A complaint was received of youths drinking in the skate park. Police arrived to locate two men with open liquor in public. Both were cautioned about drinking in a public park and the open liquor was dumped at the scene. Neither were drivers.
June 6, 11 p.m., 5500-block of 12th Avenue: Police received report of an injured owl, and arrived to find owl on the roadway. Owl had likely been clipped by a vehicle when attempting to collect a nearby rat. Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (OWL) attended to collect the owl, which appeared stunned with no major injuries.
June 7, 3:16 p.m., 5000-block of Willow Springs Avenue: A complaint was made regarding two vehicles travelling 50 km/h in the complex which has a 20 km/h speed limit. As licence plates were provided, police were able to locate and speak to the drivers. Both indicated they were unaware of the limit, and agreed to slow down in the future.
June. 4, 2:22 a.m., 7500-block of River Road: Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a speeding vehicle. Police activated emergency lights and sirens but the vehicle continued to accelerate. The vehicle was later spotted pulled off the side of the road. The driver was arrested for dangerous driving and identified to have prohibited driving conditions.
June 6, 6:18 p.m., 4600-block of 66th Street: Complainant contacted police to report the theft of his flatbed car trailer from his residence. Value of theft is approximately $3,500.
June 6, 9 a.m., 7000-block of Highway 17: Police were conducting laser enforcement on the highway which has a speed limit of 80 km/h. Laser confirmed speed at 132 km/h. The driver was charged with excessive speed and her vehicle was impounded for seven days. Driver left in a taxi.
June 7, 5:09 p.m., 4400-block of Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant contacted police to pick up his firearms and ammunition for destruction. Complainant turned over a shotgun, rifle and 50 rounds of ammunition, and signed a certificate authorizing their disposal.
June 7, 9:46 a.m.: Complainant contacted Delta police to report an attempted fraud at an unknown branch of a major bank in Edmonton using a forged copy of an old cheque. No loss occurred as the bank did not cash the cheque. Complainant was advised to contact Edmonton police to report the attempted fraud as the incident occurred in that department’s jurisdiction.
June 8, 12:29 a.m., 3600-block of Deltaport Way: Police attended a two-vehicle crash. One vehicle had been travelling westbound, followed by another vehicle. The lead vehicle activated its hazard lights and attempted to make a U-turn, which resulted in a collision with the following vehicle. Both vehicles were severely damaged. One person received minor injuries.