Early morning break in leads to one in custody and a police cruiser collision


2023-04-23 12:22 PDT

File # 2023-2173

Minor injuries sustained by a Squamish RCMP officer who responded to a call for assistance.

On April 23, 2023, in the early morning hours, Squamish RCMP received a report of a motion alarm at Squamish Savings Bank located on Pemberton Avenue. The responding officer found a broken window and observed a male suspect exiting the bank through the window with items in his arms. The officer called for immediate back up as he encountered the suspect.

While urgently responding lights and sirens to assist, the second officer was involved in a collision with a median. Due to heavy rainfall and puddling in the streets, while making the turn onto Cleveland Avenue, the cruiser hydroplaned, and collided with the center median causing significant damage to the vehicle. That officer was able to leave the collision, attend Squamish Savings and assist with the arrest of the suspect.

The second officer was assessed at the hospital, and released having sustained minor injuries. The suspect remains in police custody to await a hearing.

I am glad that no one was seriously injured in the collision and everyone was able to go home today. The Squamish RCMP members did a tremendous job taking the bank robbery suspect into custody says Staff Sgt. Gareth Bradley, Operational Supervisor of Squamish RCMP

Released by:

Cst. Eden Johner
Media Relations Officer
Sea to Sky RCMP (Squamish Detachment)
1000 Finch Dr Squamish BC V0N 3G0
Office: 604-892-6100
Cell: 604-815-7638

Email: eden.johner@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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