Weekly Media Briefs
2021-12-21 13:37 PST
- Total Number of Files: 173
- False Alarm Calls: 15
- False/Abandoned 911 Calls: 1
- Collision Investigations: 14
- Mental Health Act Calls: 0
- Theft from Vehicle Calls: 3
1. 2021- 8271 – Theft of Truck
Sometime during December 18-19, 2021, between 7:00 p.m. and 7:50 a.m., thieves stole a white Ford F350 truck from the 40100 block Government Rd. laneway. Thieves also went into a second car, stole a wallet with bank cards, and used them for fraudulent transactions around town before the cards were cancelled. This file remains under investigation.
2. 2021-8240/2021-8241 – Impaired Driving Check-Stops
On December 18, 2021, RCMP members conducted impaired driving check-stops, checking drivers had not consumed unsafe levels of liquor or drugs prior to driving. Members checked 91 cars, administered five roadside screening tests, and all results indicated drivers were safe to be driving. The Impaired Driving Campaign continues through the New Year, and overall, police commend drivers who are making safe driving decisions.
3. 2021-8139 – 90 Day Driving Prohibition
On December 14, 2021, a detachment member was on regular patrol when the driver of another car passed him at a high rate of speed. The member did a traffic stop with the driver who admitted to drinking before driving, and the driver subsequently failed roadside tests. Police issued the driver an immediate roadside prohibition for 90 days and impounded the driver’s car for 30 days under the Motor Vehicle Act.
4. Calls to Police Involving the Residential Tenancy Act
Over the past week, Squamish RCMP have received numerous calls from different landlords and tenants having various types of disputes. Typically, these types of disputes fall within the Residential Tenancy Act and are not matters police become involved with. For more information on residential tenancies, go to the British Columbia website for housing and tenancy information, the site will help determine if police need to become engaged.
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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