Delta Police arrest prolific prowler

DELTA Police arrested a man in the 7000-block of Nicholson Road just after 3 p.m. on August 3 in connection with a series of overnight residential break-and-enters, thefts from auto, and trespassing in North Delta last month.

The man, of no fixed address, who is known to police is believed to be responsible for a number of incidents, primarily in the Sunshine Hills neighbourhood between July 16 and 18. In one instance, he is suspected of having trespassed on several properties before gaining entry into one residence through an unlocked garage. Officers had increased patrols in the area, and spotted the suspect on August 3, arresting him without incident.

“We’d like to use this opportunity to remind Delta residents to check their vehicles nightly, ensuring they are locked, and no valuables are left inside,” said Inspector Guy Leeson, Head of Delta Police’s uniformed Patrol Section, on Thursday. “Our patrol members work 24/7, but it’s a good reminder for those away on vacation to ensure your home is locked, lit, and being routinely checked by family, friends, or neighbours.”

Delta Police will be recommending a number of charges including trespass by night, break-and-enter, and theft.

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