North Delta Crime Beat: Unlocked vehicle nets quite a haul for thief

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. 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 Delta police responded to in the previous week:

*Sept. 14, 9:12 p.m., 7900 Block 120th Street: Police observed a vehicle leaving a local establishment. The vehicle was stopped at 11800 block of 75A Ave. to check sobriety. A mandatory ASD demand read and resulted in rendered a "0". The vehicle was searched with the consent of the driver and registered owner, which located a baton. The baton voluntarily surrendered to the police for destruction.

*Sept. 15, 1:04 p.m., 72nd and York Crescent: Police were conducting laser speed enforcement when they observed a vehicle travelling eastbound at a high rate of speed, the vehicle was the leader of a pack of vehicles that just got off Highway 91. The officer estimated the speed of the vehicle at 100km/h, the speed was confirmed by a laser at 104km/h in a posted 50km/h zone. The driver was given a ticket for excessive speeding and vehicle impounded.

*Sept. 16, 11:48 a.m., 11900 block of Woodridge Crescent: Complainant called police to report a theft from his vehicle while parked in his driveway. The complainant advised he left his vehicle unlocked and within 30 minutes $400 cash, a wallet, iPhone 5, couple T-shirts, and three credit cards were stolen. The complainant stated his credit cards were then used at multiple gas stations.

*Sept. 19, 1:08 a.m., Nordel Way and 116th Street: While patrolling the area, police observed a car speeding eastbound on Nordel. Police conducted a traffic stop and observed the driver sweating, speaking with slow speech and pupils dilated. The driver advised the police he had smoked marijuana around 3 p.m. A field sobriety test was conducted roadside and the driver performed poorly. The driver was transported to the Public Safety Building where he was further examined. It was determined that the driver was affected by the drug, however not impaired. The driver was advised where his vehicle was towed and that in 24 hours he could attend the police station to obtain his driver's license.

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