Weekly Media Briefs


2022-03-08 20:00 PST

 Total Number of Files: 153

• False Alarm Calls: 8
• False/Abandoned 911 Calls: 2
• Collision Investigations: 3
• Mental Health Act Calls: 3
• Theft from Vehicle Calls: 3

1. 2022-1383 – Theft
On March 1, 2022 Squamish RCMP were informed of a stolen 9’ inflatable West Marine model SB275 dinghy that was tied to a boat at the government dock located at the Squamish Marina between Sunday February 27 and March 1, 2022. The dinghy is believed to have been towed out by another boat. There is no video surveillance available in the area. The boat has been added to www.stolenboats.ca. Police are seeking any information on this incident.

2. 2022-1471 - Impaired
On March 5, 2022 Squamish RCMP were actively patrolling and conducting impaired driving enforcement. A large pickup truck was stopped and the Member noticed a strong smell of liquor on the driver’s breath and slurring of words. The driver provided two roadside breath samples, both registering ‘fail’. The driver was served paperwork for a 90-day suspension of driving and a 30 day impoundment of his vehicle.

3. 2022- 1463– Impaired
On March 5, 2022 Squamish RCMP were informed from a passerby that she observed a possible impaired driver driving northbound on Highway 99 at Furry Creek. The passerby thought the truck swerved and hit a concrete barrier. The driver then got out of the vehicle and the passerby believed the driver was impaired. Due to the passerby’s quick call to 911, the driver was arrested for impaired driving. The driver was provided two breath tests in which both were a fail. The vehicle was towed and impounded for 30 days and the driver was suspended for driving for 90 days. All occupants of the vehicle were driven to their destination by a taxi.

4. 2022- 1478 – Impaired/Collision
On March 6, 2022 Squamish RCMP received a report from a Miller Capilano employee that a vehicle driving northbound was driving in the southbound lane on Highway 99. The employee managed to avoid a collision and noticed the vehicle had driven off the road and ended up in the ditch. The employee turned around to make sure the occupants were safe. The driver then exited the vehicle and began to drink from a bottle of liquor. The police attended and after two failed breath tests and declining any ambulance service, the vehicle was towed and seized for 30 days. The driver was also prohibited from driving for 90 days. A taxi took both the driver and passenger to their destination.

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

Cpl. Ashley MacKay

Media Relations Officer
Sea to Sky RCMP (Squamish)
1000 Finch Dr, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0M5
Office: 604-892-6119
Cell: 604-815-3804

Email: EDIV_S2SMediaRelations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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