AROUND 12:30 p.m. on Monday (April 30), Delta Police received a call about a possible break and enter in progress in a residential area near Brandrith Park in Tsawwassen. As police vehicles began to arrive to the area, a U-Haul van was leaving, and collided with a police vehicle. The officer was not injured in the collision.
Due to concerns over public safety police did not pursue the U-Haul van, but noted the driver leaving at a high rate of speed. The U-Haul was observed heading north on 56th Street. According to witnesses, the U-Haul allegedly ran a red light, clipped one vehicle, jumped the median and was involved in a head-on collision with another van.
“Fortunately, there were no reported injuries from this series of collisions,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police.
According to a number of witnesses, the U-Haul driver then exited his van and tried to take another vehicle in the area of the Town Centre mall. When that attempt was unsuccessful, the driver fled and was apprehended by a number of citizens in the area. Officers then arrived to arrest the driver, who is currently in police custody.
“A wide variety of police resources have been brought in, and this is still an ongoing incident” said Leykauf. “This was definitely an unusual series of events to unfold in our quiet town, but we’re thankful that no one was hurt.”
More information will be released as it becomes available. Any witnesses who haven’t yet spoken to police, or who may have taken photos or videos related to the incident are asked to call 6604-946-4411 and indicate they have information related to File # 18-8823.