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Ladner thief caught red-handed
• An employee at a bargain store on the 5100-block of Ladner Trunk Road reported on Dec. 8 that he had observed a suspicious male in the store.
When an alarm in the store went off, the employee approached the male who produced a fruit cake and orange juice from his backpack for which he had not paid.
The employee also observed a new boxed Black & Decker drill in the backpack but it was not from the store. Police investigated but the suspect had left by foot and a patrol of the area proved negative.
• Thieves entered the canopy of a truck on the 4600-block of Evergreen Lane by punching out the lock and stole several power and hand tools valued at $1600.
The theft occurred sometime during the night of Dec. 7 in the parkade of the apartment building. Damage to the canopy was estimated at $300.
• Delta Police were called to English Bluff Road before 4 a.m. on Dec. 5 after receiving a report of a damaged vehicle left on the front lawn of a residence in the area.
The intoxicated female driver was located in a friend’s car a short distance away. The suspect told police she had swerved to miss an animal and had crashed onto the lawn of the residence. She also admitted to consuming a small amount of alcohol an hour and half prior to the collision.
As a result, the driver was given a 24-hour roadside suspension and her driver’s license seized. The owner of the vehicle, the mother of the driver, was contacted and advised her vehicle had extensive damage and had been towed.