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Crimebeat: Man steals manhole cover from Tilbury parking lot
The following is some of the calls the Delta Police Department responded to in Ladner and Tsawwassen over the past week.
Jan. 3, 4:35 p.m., 7900 Block Alexander Road: Video surveillance revealed a Ford pickup truck with a very large portable fuel tank in the truck bed entering the unlocked parking lot of the truck repair shop. A male was observed on the video in the area of parked vehicles and investigation found 100 litres of gas stolen from a car and 400 litres from a truck. Suspect’s license plate not visible on video.
Jan. 4, 8:14 p.m., 5200 Block 4th Avenue: Complainant reported his trailer stolen from his friend’s residence. Trailer’s connecting hitch locked. Value of trailer $800.
Jan. 7, 1:57 p.m., 7200 Block Progress Way: Complainant reported observing a male steal a manhole cover from the parking lot of a local business and flee in his vehicle. Police located the suspect who was arrested and released on a promise to attend court at a future date. Suspect later replaced the manhole cover. Case still under investigation.
Jan. 8, 3:13 p.m., 200 Block 55th Street: Late report received of theft from locked garage. Suspects smashed rear door causing $100 in damage. Items stolen included garden and carpenter tools. Police canvassed neighbourhood with negative results.
Jan. 8, 3:55 a.m., 57th Street & Ladner Trunk Road: Police responded to a report of a verbal argument. The young adults had dispersed before police arrival.
Jan. 9, 8:33 a.m., 1200 Block 56th Street: Lower panel of the double doors at the rear of the dollar store smashed causing $300 in damage. Police attended but no entry gained to the store.
Jan. 9, 6:58 a.m., 1300 Block 56th Street: Clay flower pot used to smash the glass in the rear door of the coffee shop. Attempt to pry the door open unsuccessful. Damage to door $300.