Another platoon was short staffed so I took a call out shift to help out. I took a report of a found child’s bicycle in someone’s yard and was able to locate the rightful owner and return it. Returning property to anyone is rewarding, returning it to a smiling child is especially rewarding. Prior to lunch I was dispatched to a report of an assault and ended up tied up for most of the early afternoon taking statements and locating the suspect. Shortly before the end of shift I saw an MVI take place on the highway. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt. Continue reading Impaired getaway driver
One of the platoons was short today so I worked an overtime shift to help out. The shift began with a report of a missing and possibly suicidal person. I attended the home, spoke to a close friend and began the investigation. Based in the initial information we broadcast the person’s description and vehicle across the lower mainland. Fortunately it turned out to be a misunderstanding and the person was located at work but on a different job site. As I was clearing that report up we had a report of a residential break and enter where the home owner was home and confronted the suspect before the suspect fled. Unfortunately we weren’t able to locate a vehicle that matched the description but luckily nothing was taken and no one was hurt.
I spent the day gathering evidence for the fraud and identity theft file from last block. I had a platoon mate present a photo pack line up to the two witnesses and the suspect was correctly identified. Aside from covering for a few calls, it was a paper day to piece together the fraud file.
This block I’ve got a new Delta Police member riding with me. While he’s new to our force, he’s definitely not new to policing, he’s spent over 10 years with another force in Canada and a handful of years as a Police officer overseas. We spent a lot of time getting him used to the computer systems and work flow that we use. Continue reading A new platoon mate