Potential overdose call leads to break-in suspect arrested in North Delta

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      A call about a possible medical emergency in Delta resulted in police unexpectedly arresting a break-and-enter suspect.

      According to the Delta Police Department (DPD), police received a report shortly after 6 p.m. on January 4 about a man on the porch of a residence who was potentially overdosing.

      When officers arrived, they found a man in the Nordel neighbourhood of North Delta who said that he needed medical help.

      As one officer attended to the man, emergency health services were called in.  

      Meanwhile, a second officer checked the area and discovered that a break-in appeared to have occurred nearby.

      Based on evidence at the scene with assistance from the Lower Mainland District Forensic Identification Services, the man was arrested for the break-in.

      Jason William Deisting, a 43-year-old male suspect of no fixed address, faces three charges: breaking and entering a dwelling with intent, breaking and entering to commit, and possessing a break-and-enter instrument.

      The DPD stated that Deisting is a prolific property crime offender.

      He was taken into custody and will appear in court tomorrow (January 8).