Weekly Media Briefs
2021-07-06 12:17 PDT
- Total Number of Files: 273
- False Alarm Calls: 12
- False/Abandoned 911 Calls: 4
- Collision Investigations: 6
- Mental Health Act Calls: 6
- Theft from Vehicle Calls: 18
1. 2021-4254 et al - Theft of Mountain Bikes
Squamish RCMP have received a high number of complaints of mountain, e-bike, gravel, and beach cruiser bikes this past week. Common themes amongst the thefts are that bikes were secure in some manner such as being locked to something or inside a building prior to being stolen. To prevent further thefts, police encourage bike owners to continue seeking ways to further secure bikes such as utilizing multiple locks, installing an alarm system if an option, registering bikes, and reporting any suspicious activity.
2. 2021-4127 – Theft of Truck
Squamish RCMP responded to a theft of truck in the 40000 block Skyline Dr. that happened on July 1, 2021, between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Thieves stole a 2008 white Toyota Tundra with white canopy and roof racks.
3. 2021-4090 et al - Thefts from Autos
Local neighborhoods continued to be hit by thefts from autos this past week. Majority of incidents happened during the overnight hours, in areas including Guildford Dr., Highlands Way North, Juniper Cres., MacDonald Pl., Magnolia Cres., Pia Rd., Valley Cliffe, and Westway Ave. Contents stolen include wallet and contents, keys, a Milwaukee reciprocating saw with initials ‘AM’ etched into the handle, a Milwaukee brushless drill, a Craftsman 315 garage door opener, and gift cards. Police arrested a male for multiple offences in relation to a number of these recent files.
4. Thefts of Catalytic Converters
Over the last month, Squamish RCMP have investigated a number of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles. Thieves typically cut the converter from a car then sell it for its metals. To prevent these types of thefts, police encourage people to park their vehicles in visible areas, consider utilizing an enhanced security system, do regular checks to ensure all vehicle parts are in place and working order, and report any suspicious activity.
Anyone with any information regarding the above files are asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to the website www.solvecrime.ca
Cpl. Angela KermerMedia Relations Officer
Sea to Sky RCMP
Cell: 604 848-4793
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