Delta Police crime beat
• Delta Police investigators were conducting an investigation in the 9600-block of 116th Street Feb. 13 when they discovered that one of the suspects was in breach of his court-ordered conditions. The 41-year-old male was arrested without incident, and transported to police headquarters where he was held in custody pending his appearance in court. Breach of Conditional Sentence Order charges are being recommended. Police investigators also discovered that one of the suspects had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The 35-year-old male was taken into custody and held in custody pending his appearance in court.
• Delta Police and the Delta Fire Department were called to Scottsdale Mall at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 in response to a Freon leak which had occurred as a result of a line breakage. The Save-On-Foods and a portion of the mall were evacuated. The leak was contained, and repair crews attended the scene to fix the issue. The mall was reopened a few hours later.
• A resident on the 8800-block of Delvista Drive called Delta Police Feb. 10 to report his vehicle had been stolen from his driveway while parked overnight. A neighbourhood canvass was conducted with negative results and the stolen vehicle was added to the police data base. The investigation is still on going.
• Delta Police received a call Feb. 10 of an attempted robbery at the corner of 90th Avenue and 113th Street. The victim said he had communicated with an unknown male on the internet, and had arranged to meet him to sell his cellular phone. When the victim went to meet the male, but was met by two teenagers who produced a pellet gun and attempted to steal his cell phone. The male suspects fled the scene on foot. Investigators set up containment in the area, and a K-9 unit was deployed in an attempt to track the suspects. Shortly after the two male suspects were located near a local school, and were taken into custody without incident. The 14-year-old and 15-year-old males were escorted to police headquarters and charges of robbery are pending further investigation. A similar robbery took place at the 8800-block of 112th Avenue the same day. Another victim reported being robbed of his cell phone by two male teenagers after being contacted by them to buy the phone.
The victim was able to catch up to one of the suspects, but was sprayed by what is believed to be bear mace. The two males then fled the scene and were described as caucasian males in their late teens, five-foot-10, slim build, wearing black jackets, one with fur trimmed hood. The investigation is still ongoing.
• Delta Police received a report Feb. 10 that a male was currently at a residence on the 10400-block of Santa Monica Drive in North Delta contrary to his court ordered conditions. Upon arrival investigators discovered the suspect sitting in a vehicle which was later determined to be stolen, and took him into custody. The 55-year-old male was transported to police headquarters where he was held in custody pending his appearance in court. Charges of Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and Breaching Probation are being recommended.
• Delta Police were called to the 7-11 store on the 11000-block of 84th Avenue on Feb. 9 to a report that a fight was taking place between several males. Upon arrival investigators subsequently arrested a male who was causing a disturbance and was heavily intoxicated. During the search of the male, two bags of cocaine were located in his pockets, as were several small individually packaged bags. The 23-year-old male was transported to police headquarters where he was later released on a Promise to Appear in Court at a later date. Charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking are pending.
• Delta Police were called to a home in the 11800-block of 86th Avenue on Feb. 8 after receiving a report of an assault in progress. Upon arrival investigators located the victim who was holding his face and bleeding from the arm. The victim advised investigators that he had been assaulted by a known suspect who had hit him in the face with a metal rod while he was in his bedroom. The victim was transported to local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Investigators are attempting to locate the suspect, and assault with a weapon charges are pending.
• A resident on the 9400-block of 118th Street called Delta Police on Feb. 6 to report that a suspicious male had just knocked on her door while she had been sleeping. Shortly after, the resident observed the same male in her backyard at which time she spoke to him asking him what he was doing on her property. The suspect stated he was “looking for his friends” and immediately left the yard. Minutes later, the resident observed the suspect across the street at a neighbours house and watched as he removed a window screen from the kitchen window and entered the house. Delta Police patrol units and members of the Tactical Support Unit (TSU) arrived on scene and contained the residence, and were able to locate the suspect hiding in the attic of the home. The 27-year-old male was taken into custody without incident and was transported to police headquarters where he was held pending his appearance in court. Break and Enter charges are being recommended.
• On Feb. 11, a man reported his unlocked car parked on the 1000-block of Skana Drive was broken into overnight. Stolen were small change, flashlight and other small items.
• A vehicle parked on the 900-block of Pacific Drive had been broken into Feb. 10. An unknown suspect gained entry into the vehicle by prying the driver’s side window, and proceeded to steal property from inside.
• A resident on the 6200-block of 48A Avenue heard a loud bang shortly after midnight on Feb. 10 and observed three males and a female kicking fence panels, then fleeing. Approximately $100 in damages was caused. No suspects located.
• Two vehicles parked in a driveway on the 5500-block of 8A Avenue were reported broken into on Feb. 9. An unknown suspect had gained entry into the vehicles and was able to steal property from inside. A neighbourhood canvass was conducted with negative results, and the investigation is still ongoing.
• A resident on the 5500-block of Ninth Avenue heard a loud bang and car alarm just before midnight on Feb. 9. On going outside, he discovered a crack in his car’s windshield. A nearby group of about ten youths quickly left the area. A police search revealed no suspects. Damage to the car was estimated at about $300.
• A resident on the 900-block of Pacific Drive woke to the sound of his truck alarm around 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 9. It was discovered that the extra sets of keys were missing and the driver’s door damaged by punching the lock. Damage and loss of keys value at around $700.
• Complainant attended police headquarters to report an apparent identity theft. His expired driver’s license number and date of birth were used to open a cell phone account in July 2012. He was recently advised of payments due by the carrier. Amount approximately $600. The carrier’s fraud department is investigating.