Weekly Media Briefs


2022-02-01 10:45 PST

Total Number of Files: 146

• False Alarm Calls: 5
• False/Abandoned 911 Calls: 3
• Collision Investigations: 1
• Mental Health Act Calls: 1
• Theft from Vehicle Calls: 3

1. 2022-662 - Excessive Speed
On January 28, 2022, Squamish BCHP was conducting safety enforcement south of Depot Rd, when the Member, using a police laser confirmed a vehicle was travelling 134 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. The vehicle, with Washington licence plates, was impounded, a ticket was issued to the registered owner who was driving and all occupants of the vehicle were able to have a taxi take them to their destination.

2. 2022-683 - Break and Enter
On January 29, 2022, Squamish RCMP responded to a Break and Enter in the 1000 block of Enterprise Pl where personal documents were stolen. The suspected time line of the break and enter was between January 8 and January 29, 2022. Police are asking the public for any information pertaining to this B&E to report it to Squamish RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

3. 2022-678 - Firearms seizure
On January 29, 2022 Squamish RCMP received a report from Sea to Sky Hotel staff regarding a theft that occurred of items in a closed vaccination clinic room. Due to the quick manner of staff phoning police, Squamish RCMP were able to arrest the person who broke into the room and stole under $5000 worth of items where this person had run to their vehicle. Upon incidental to arrest, members also located an insecure loaded M&P .45 and a large amount of shotgun ammunition inside the vehicle. The person did not obtain any firearms licence. Firearms and ammunition was seized. Paperwork was issued for a court date.

4. 2022-686 - Impaired Operation of Motor Vehicle
On January 29, 2022 BCHP was conducting proactive patrols in Squamish when the Member passed a vehicle where the licence plate registered to an unlicensed driver. The Member activated the lights on the police vehicle where the truck pulled over. Upon the driver approaching the vehicle, the Member observed the driver’s eyes were blood shot and there was a strong odour of liquor on the driver’s breath. The driver was read a demand to provide a breath sample on the approved breath screening device, in which the driver blew a fail. The vehicle was impounded for 30 days and the driver was given a 90 immediate driving prohibition.


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 

Released by

Cst. Ashley MacKay

Media Relations Officer
Squamish RCMP
1000 Finch Dr, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0M5
Office: 604-892-6119
Fax: 604-892-6139

Email: Ashley.MacKay@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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