DELTA Police said on Monday that they have increased patrols in Tsawwassen after a rash of thefts from vehicles in the area over the past month. On October 17 around 2:30 a.m., an officer doing patrols observed three men enter private property in the 600-block of 52nd Street.
The men were arrested for trespassing, and found to be in possession of break-in tools. All three were transported to Delta Police headquarters for processing. Two were released on conditions to avoid contact with each other and stay out of Tsawwassen and one man was transported to cells due to outstanding warrants.
All three men were from outside of Delta.
“Police have now made eight arrests in relation to thefts from auto and break and enters over the past month in South Delta,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police. “We understand how frustrating this is for local residents, but we are encouraged by the interest community members have shown regarding signing up for the Block Watch program. If you’re interested in taking part please call your local District Community Police Office.”
Anyone who observes what they believe may be a crime in progress is advised to call 9-1-1. Otherwise suspicious behaviour can be reported by calling 604-946-4411. People with video cameras are also encouraged to sign up for the Delta Police video camera registry to assist police when doing canvasses for potential video surveillance. Signing up for the program simply helps police identify CCTV camera locations and contact information to request video footage.