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 interest. 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 police responded to in the previous week:
• Sept. 13, 1:35 a.m., Alex Fraser Bridge: Police observed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on the Alex Fraser Bridge. The police activated emergency equipment and pulled the car over. The lone occupant and driver were identified via their B.C. driver’s licences. Upon speaking with the driver, police detected an odour of liquor in the vehicle. Police read the approved screening device demand and conducted the testing. The driver failed the tests and was served a 90-day driving prohibition, and the vehicle was towed at the owner’s expense.
• Sept. 13, 11:17 a.m., 8000-block 112th St.: The DPD’s commercial vehicle enforcement unit was conducting enforcement when officers observed a commercial vehicle with a cracked windshield. The vehicle was stopped for the above noted offence. A mechanical inspection was conducted and police noted several defects including, but not limited to, an inoperative parking brake, an inoperative hood latch and a stone crack in the windshield. The driver was issued a Notice & Order Box 1, which resulted in the vehicle being removed from the roadway until is passes a complete mechanical vehicle inspection.
• Sept. 14, 4:48 p.m., 112th Street and 84th Avenue: The owner of a local restaurant called the police to report a patron refusing to show their COVID vaccine card, needed to comply with the emergency program act requirements for accessing business and services. The owner of the business requested the customer leave and the patron was refusing. Prior to the arrival of the Delta police, the patron elected to be served via take-out and was gone when police arrived.
• Sept. 16, 10:00 p.m., 8100-block Nordel Way: Police received a report of an erratic driver in the area. Police located the suspect vehicle and identified the lone occupant via their B.C. driver’s licence. Suspicion was formed due to the odour of liquor and admission of consumption from the driver. Alcohol screening device demand was read. The testing resulted in “warn” readings, which led to the seizure of the driver’s licence for three days. The vehicle was then towed by Roadway Towing and the driver of the car left in a taxi.
• Sept. 17, 6:30 p.m., 8100-block 120th St.: Police received a report of shoplifting in progress. The staff reported a banned female who was concealing items. Police attended the store and confronted the female. The product was recovered and the store was not interested in pursuing charges. The female shoplifter was released on the scene and no further action was required by the police.