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Delta Police crime beat
• Delta Police located a male on March 19 on the 7600-block of 115th Street who was wanted on a warrant of arrest for possession of a weapon out of Vancouver. The man was arrested without incident, transported to cells and is being held pending his appearance in court.
• A resident on the 11900-block of 79th Avenue called Delta Police on March 19 to report his vehicle had been stolen from his front driveway sometime during the evening. Investigation revealed that his garage had been accessed and items stolen from within. A neighborhood canvass was completed with negative results and the investigation is ongoing.
• Delta Police located a male in breach of his release conditions out of Kootneays on the 11800-block of 88th Avenue. The man was arrested without incident, transported to cells and is being held pending his appearance in court.
• The owner of a shed on the 11000-block of Davie Way reported a break-in to police on March 18. The break-in was believed to have taken place sometime over the previous few weeks and items stolen were entered into the police database.
• On March 18, a three-car motor vehicle collision on the 11300-block of 86th Avenue resulted in a fight between the parties. Delta Police responded, with the forensic identification attending to assist the investigation. Two of the parties were taken to hospital with minor injuries.
• Delta Police received a call about a large oil spill at the intersection of Nordel Way and 120th Street on March 17. The oil had spread across two south bound lanes causing hazardous driving conditions. Investigation revealed the spill was due to a large commercial trucks pipes bursting. Delta Works attended and cleaned up the spill, resulting in the roadway being closed for a few hours.
• A Delta police officer shot and killed a pit bull on March 16 after it attacked the officer and his dog.
At just before 11 p.m., two Delta police officers were on patrol with their police dogs in the 700-block Chester Road on Annicis Island in North Delta. Two pit bulls approached, attacking the officers and the dog.
Police say they took out a baton and struck one of the attacking dogs causing it to flee. However the second pit bull continued to attack. Several attempts to fend off that attack were fruitless. One of the officers drew his sidearm and fatally shot the dog.
The pit bulls' owner and a second person arrived and allegedly attempted to obstruct the investigation. The two were subsequently arrested without incident, and have been released pending charges of obstruction of a police officer.
The officer was treated at the hospital and is home recovering from a bite wound and possible broken bones to the hand which required numerous stitches. The police dog has suffered puncture wounds to the head, ear and eye area and is currently receiving medical attention. The second officer is reported to have received several minor injuries to both hands as a result of fending off the other pit bull. The investigation continues.
• Delta Police responded to a call at North Delta Secondary on March 15 that a male had lit smoke bombs inside the school hallway. The school was evacuated until the Delta Fire Department could clear out the smoke. Witness statements and neighborhood inquiries were obtained with positive results. Investigation continues to locate a possible suspect for charges.
• On March 12, Delta Police received a report from a woman on the 800-block of Cliveden Avenue that a vehicle belonging to her company had been broken into, and that an unknown suspect had stolen a credit card. The investigation revealed that the credit card had been used fraudulently over the course of several days, and the card was subsequently cancelled. A business canvass was conducted with negative results, and investigators will be following up with businesses that the card was used at in an attempt to locate CCTV surveillance video. The investigation is still ongoing.
• A resident on the 10800-block of Monroe Drive called police on March 12 to report that two known suspects had just broken a window at her home. Upon arrival to the scene, investigators located a male and a female and spoke with them about the incident. A query of one of the suspects determined that he was in breach of his court ordered conditions, and he was subsequently taken into custody without incident. The 17-year-old male was transported to police headquarters where he was held pending his appearance in court and charges of mischief under $5,000 and breach of undertaking are being recommended. The female was later escorted to her residence where she was released with no charges.
• A resident called Delta Police on March 16 to report they had located bones along the Tsawwassen Beach area. Delta Police attended and seized a single bone which appeared to be from an animal. Investigation on going to test to confirm that it was in fact from an animal.
• On March 15, Delta Police received a report that a building on the 1900-block of Tsawwassen Drive had been broken into sometime overnight. Police arrived and investigation revealed that the building was not accessed, although unknown suspects attempted to gain entry causing damage to the building. An investigation is ongoing.
• Police responded to a report of an intoxicated person being difficult as a result of being refused service at the liquor store at 6:15 p.m. on March 9 at the 5200-block of Ladner Trunk Road. Police informed the suspect that any store can refuse service to any customer whether intoxicated or not. Suspect subsequently left the area.
• At 11:22 a.m. on March 9, a report was received that the door of a business on the 1000-block of 56th Street was unlocked and had set off the alarm. Police arrived and met with the person responsible for the lab who stated that nothing appeared suspicious inside and that her cleaners must have left the back door unlocked,
• Two males were observed smashing glass at a house in the 1200-block of 56th Street at 1:30 a.m. on March 9. As the police arrived the suspects fled on foot. Police were able to apprehend one of the suspects who was arrested for mischief and causing a disturbance. Damage caused by a beer bottle hitting the window of the house is $400.
• A driver of a vehicle pulled over for a traffic stop and admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle and was arrested for possession, at 9:45 p.m. on March 8, at Highway 17 and Tsawwassen Drive. A search of the vehicle revealed one gram of marijuana. The passenger was found to have an outstanding warrant and was arrested. Marijuana seized for destruction, driver released at the scene.
• Police located several youth behind Delta Secondary School drinking and being loud at 7 p.m. on March 8. The youth were required to clean up the grounds, warned, and escorted off the property.
• Delta Police took a drunk driver off the road on March 5 on the 5700-block of Ladner Trunk Road. A witness called police to report the possible drunk driver and investigators were able to locate the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle admitted to consuming alcohol, and was given a roadside breathalyzer test. As a result of the test, the driver of the vehicle was given a 90-day immediate roadside prohibition, and the vehicle was impounded for seven days. The driver and two passengers were released at the scene.