(Delta Police Department photo)

(Delta Police Department photo)

Police remind residents to lock doors and windows after series of Ladner break-and-enters

Warning issued after trio of incidents on Ferry Road and Frigate in the early hours of May 6

Police in Delta are reminding residents to lock their doors and secure their windows after a pair of break-and-enters and a third attempted break-and-enter in Ladner this morning.

According a DPD press release, police received a report around 5 a.m. on May 6 from a resident on Frigate Road of a suspicious person rummaging through vehicles parked in a neighbour’s driveway. Police attended right away and alerted the residents while other officers began searching for a suspect.

After speaking with the residents about the break-in to their vehicles, both they and police realized that someone had apparently entered the home earlier that morning through a main floor window while the residents were asleep. The residents noted several items were missing.

Then, around 5:30 a.m., police received a 911 call about a break-and-enter in progress on Ferry Road. Police arrived on scene immediately, as they were already in the area looking for a suspect from the earlier break-in.

In this instance a resident was actually woken up and realized that an intruder was in their home. The resident yelled at the intruder, scaring him and causing him to flee the home.

Nothing appeared to have been stolen, as the suspect was interrupted. It is believed that the resident may have accidentally left a door unlocked.

“It would have been rather shocking for the residents in both these situations, particularly for the individual who actually confronted the suspect,” Insp. Ciaran Feenan, head of patrol services for the Delta Police Department, said in a press release. “It’s definitely a violation to realize that your home has been broken into, particularly when you are there during the break-in.”

Feenan noted this type of crime — where someone breaks in while a home is occupied — is relatively uncommon in Delta.

“Unfortunately, although we had a significant police response to the area, we weren’t able to locate the suspect,” Feenan said, adding the suspect description in both instances is similar and that the investigation is well underway.

Police also received a report of damage to a window screen at a third residence. In this instance there was no entry made to the home.

“We want to take the opportunity to remind residents that, as the weather warms up, to please remember to double check that doors are locked and windows shut before going to sleep or leaving the home,” Feenan said.

At the same time, residents are encouraged to remove valuables from their vehicles and lock car doors.

Residents in the area are encouraged to check CCTV to see if video footage shows anyone in the area in the early morning on Thursday, May 6. If they note anything suspicious, they are asked to report it to police by calling 604-946-4411.

Residents can also register their CCTV with police so that investigators have a record of cameras that may be active in the area.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


Just Posted

FILE – Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, takes part in an event on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Indigenous Peoples Day must be a ‘call to action’, says Assembly of First Nations chief

Discovery of children at Kamloops residential school site must lead to change, Perry Bellegarde says

Police responded to White Rock’s Five Corners district on Feb. 19, 2020 following an assault. (File photo)
Trial underway in February 2020 death of White Rock senior

Ross Banner charged with manslaughter following Five Corners altercation

White Rock beach was buzzing with activity on Father’s Day. (Aaron Hinks photo)
PHOTOS: White Rock beach buzzing with activity on Father’s Day

High of 27C drew hundreds of people to the beach

White Rock beach was buzzing with activity on Father’s Day, which saw the temperatures in the area hit a record high. (Aaron Hinks photo)
White Rock breaks 83-year-old weather record on Father’s Day

Temperature in city hit 28.7, beating 1938 mark by 1.5 degrees

SFN councillor Joanne Charles, White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker and Coun. David Chesney listen to welcoming remarks from Chief Harley Chappell (Xwopokton). (FIle photo)
White Rock, SFN grieve together on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Residents encouraged to wear orange on Canada Day

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

Indigenous rights and climate activists gathered outside Liberty Mutual’s office in Vancouver to pressure the insurance giant to stop covering Trans Mountain. (Photo by Andrew Larigakis)
Activists work to ensure Trans Mountain won’t get insurance

Global campaign urging insurance providers to stay away from Canadian pipeline project

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

In the first election with public money replacing corporate or union donations, B.C. Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, B.C. Greens leader Sonia Furstenau and B.C. NDP leader John Horgan take part in election debate at the University of B.C., Oct. 13, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
B.C. MLAs ponder 2022 ‘sunset’ of subsidy for political parties

NDP, B.C. Fed call for increase, B.C. Liberals have no comment

Investigators use a bucket to help recover human remains at a home burned in the Camp fire, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Magalia, Calif. Many of the missing in the deadly Northern California wildfire are elderly residents in Magalia, a forested town of about 11,000 north of the destroyed town of Paradise. (AP Photo/John Locher)
‘Forever War’ with fire has California battling forests instead

Five of the state’s largest-ever blazes seared California last year, as authorities tackle prevention

Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto and IOC President Thomas Bach, on a screen, speak during a five=party online meeting at Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y in Tokyo Monday, June 21, 2021. The Tokyo Olympics will allow some local fans to attend when the games open in just over a month, Tokyo organizing committee officials and the IOC said on Monday. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP)
Tokyo Olympics to allow Japanese fans only, with strict limits

Organizers set a limit of 50% capacity — up to a maximum of 10,000 fans

The border crossing into the United States is seen during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lacolle, Que. on February 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Border quarantine to soon lift for fully vaccinated Canadians

Eligible travellers must still take multiple COVID-19 tests

Most Read