If you’re going to steal a bike in Delta, we recommend you don’t ride it around town the next day or two. Particularly without a helmet.
On June 5th one of our School Liaison Officers was at North Delta Secondary where a student stopped him to report that a bike he’d locked to the fence at the school the previous day had been stolen.
Through investigation DPD determined a potential suspect, and ensured that information was circulated in the department.
One June 6th our Patrol Support Team, a team that supplements the work of our front line officers, noted a man near North Delta Secondary who was riding a bike without a helmet on, while carrying another bike. Police stopped the man to speak with him about not wearing a helmet.
Police pointed out that the ticket for not wearing a helmet was the same as the cost of purchasing a helmet from the store.
While speaking with the man officers were able to identify him, and noted that he appeared to be in violation of a number of court ordered conditions. Officers then determined that the bike which the man was riding was confirmed to be stolen the previous day from near the high school. The man was then arrested for possession of stolen property.
Terry Lee PIPE, age 43, of Surrey, BC has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, as well as three counts of failing to comply with court ordered conditions. He is considered known to police.
Police also recovered another stolen bike, and are trying to find the owner of that bike. However, we’re happy to report that the bike stolen from the NDS student has been returned to its owner who proclaimed, “Thank you this is the best day ever!”
If you believe you are the owner or know the owner of the recovered bike, please contact Delta Police at 604-946-4411 and refer to file 19-11965.