North Delta crime beat: week of Feb. 14

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends and other files of interest.

  • Feb. 24, 2017 9:00 a.m.

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in North Delta and other files of inter- est. It is submitted weekly by the Delta Police Department.

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:

• Feb. 14, 7:17 a.m., 11500-block 88th Ave.: Complainant reported their trailer parked at their residence had been broken into and a Webber Q100 barbecue stolen. Police attended and found that the door appeared to have been pried open with tools, causing minimal damage.

• Feb. 14, 8:17 a.m., 1300-block Derwent Way: A business reported a male had cut through the south-facing fence and stolen construction tools and an unlocked storage shed. An employee reported they had observed a male wearing a black hoody walking away from the business carrying scrap wire but had only notified their supervisor.

• Feb. 14, 9:46 a.m., 600-block Ridley Pl.: A business reported the theft of a company truck, which was subsequently recovered in Vancouver with a punched door lock and ignition. A GPS unit was stolen from the vehicle. Investigation of the incident to continue.

• Feb. 15, 8:44 a.m., 8400-block 108th St.: Complainant reported their residence had been entered by using a garage door opener that was taken from an unlocked vehicle. Items stolen include shoes, sunglasses, backpack, flashlight and frozen meat.

• Feb. 16, 12:19 p.m., 8300-block 120th St.: Complainant reported that while they were in a business someone broke into their parked car and stole a parking permit. As there was no damage to the vehicle it would appear it was left unlocked.

• Feb. 16, 4:10 p.m., 10500-block Modesto Dr.: A report was received from a complainant that their truck was stolen from the cul-de-sac outside of their residence. The truck is described as a 1994 Mazda pickup without any anti-theft device. Complainant’s wallet containing personal and bank cards was locked in the glove compartment. Information about the vehicle and bank cards was added to the police national computer database.

• Feb. 17, 10:04 a.m., 900-block Cliveden Ave.: A business reported that a fraudulent cheque scam had been going on for the past month, costing the business a significant amount of money. Several signed cheques to suppliers went missing and soon after four were deposited to unintended entities. Police and the bank continue investigating the incident.

• Feb. 18, 11:21 a.m., 8800-block Shepherd Way: Complainant had parked their vehicle roadside and when they returned the vehicle was gone. The vehicle contained a gold ring, stereo system, car battery charger, a compressed air tire pump and clothing. Vehicle entered into the police data base.

• Feb. 18, 7:11 p.m., 9000-block Hayward Pl.: Complainant heard a couple of ping noises at the rear of their residence and the following day they found two small holes in the window of their upstairs bedroom. As the house backs onto the park, the complainant feels it may be kids in the park who caused the damage.

North Delta Reporter