Weekly media briefs


2023-05-23 15:47 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

For Week of May 16-22, 2023

2023-2696 et al – Impaired driving

Over the past week, members investigated four impaired driving files resulting from people reporting or through proactive patrols.

In the first instance, BC Highway Patrol Squamish issued a local driver a 24-hour driving prohibition. In the second case, an out of province driver rear-ended another driver on Highway 99 near Lions Bay. The first driver denied the collision, showed signs of impairment, and failed breath tests. The investigating member issued this driver a 90-day driving prohibition and impounded the car for 30 days. In the third instance, a member on patrol saw a driver cross road lines, and did a sobriety check stop. This driver provided breath samples that indicated ‘warn,’ and the member issued them a three-day prohibition and impounded their car.

In the fourth case, a BC Highway Patrol Squamish member saw a driver who he dealt with the previous day for impaired driving. The member did a sobriety stop check, the driver had visible signs of impairment, and failed breath tests. As a result of the previous interaction and breath test results, the member issued the driver an appearance notice for court and a driving prohibition.

2023-2777 – Traffic

On May 20, 2023, police received a report of a driver speeding and a dog falling out of the truck’s cab in the Highlands area. The dog’s owner was initially unaware his dog fell from the truck. A passerby tended to the dog until the owner returned and retrieved his dog. Police continue following up with this matter as they are unaware of any injuries or medical care the dog received.

2023-2761 – Cause a disturbance

On May 19, 2023, just before 9:00 p.m., police received a request for assistance from the local fire department who were looking into a large bonfire and fireworks in the 37000 block of Fourth Ave. The resident extinguished their fire prior to police arrival. Police remind community members that current fire bylaws include needing a residential campfire permit issued by the local Fire Chief.

2023-2723 – Fraud

On May 18, 2023, a renter entered into a subrental agreement, unaware the person leasing the property did not have the authority to sublease or sign legal documents nor take rent money on behalf of the landlord. The police investigation revealed the landlord did not authorize anyone other than the original tenant to live on the property.

Victoria Day long weekend enforcement

Sea to Sky Squamish RCMP had extra resources working over the Victoria Day long weekend. Areas of enforcement focus included: Increased patrols in local park and recreation areas; enforcing the Motor Vehicle Act with respect to impaired driving, speeding, and distracted driving; and water safety for boaters. Detachment members report that Squamish was relatively quiet over the weekend, directly reflecting on calls for service this year over last.

This year, police received 97 service calls over the weekend, while in 2022, receiving 108.

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

Diffusé par :

Cap. Angela Kermer
Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC du couloir Sea to Sky
Bureau : 604-892-6137
Cellulaire : 604 848-4793

Courriel : bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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