A pair of high-end cameras and other items were stolen from inside vehicles in two separate incidents during the Labour Day long weekend.
On Sunday (Sept. 2), police received a report of a theft from a vehicle that was parked in the Shannon Falls overflow parking area, RCMP Sgt. Wayne Pride wrote in a statement.
Between 11 a.m. and noon, a window was smashed to gain access to the vehicle and a camera and equipment with a total value of around $8,000 were stolen. The items included a Nikon D4 camera and 24-70 mm lens, as well as a Sandisk 32-gigabyte memory card and Lowe Pro fanny-pack-style case.
On Monday (Sept. 3), police were informed that a 2005 Subaru Outback from California had been broken into between 3 and 6 p.m. A rear passenger window was broke and a Canon Rebel camera valued at approximately $3,000 was stolen.
Police are reminding the public to lock vehicles and take all valuables with them when the vehicles are left unattended.
On Saturday (Sept. 1) at around 8 p.m., police responded to a report of a theft in progress at a convenience store in the 41000 block of Government Road in Brackendale. A caller reported that the store’s owner had tried to stop the male who had stolen from the store and that the two were fighting outside. The suspect fled but left his wallet behind. A 38-year-old Squamish man is facing charges of theft and assault.
On Monday at around 1:45 p.m., police responded to a report of a confrontation in progress at a home in the 38000 block of Second Avenue downtown. Officers heard a female yelling, entered the home and intervened. A 23-year-old man was arrested for assaulting a 38-year-old woman. Alcohol may have been a factor in the incident, Pride said.
Woman faces charges
A 36-year-old woman was arrested for being drunk in a public place and for breaching conditions of her probation, one of which was not to consume alcohol, after an incident in the 38000 block of Second Avenue on Monday (Sept. 3) at around 11:30 p.m. While being processed at the Squamish RCMP detachment, the suspect became aggressive and physically assaulted an officer. She faces charges for breach of probation and assaulting a police officer.
Police are investigating a break-and-enter that occurred at a business in the 1200 block of Hunter Place on Tuesday (Sept. 4) at around 4:50 a.m.
Police responding to an alarm found that someone had gained access to the business by breaking through an adjoining wall of a neighbouring vacant office space. Cell phones and other electronic equipment were targeted.
A suspicious vehicle, a blue Honda Civic, was located and when police attempted to pull it over, it fled at high speed and headed southbound on Highway 99, Pride said. West Vancouver Police were alerted but the vehicle was not located. Police are examining the scene and surveillance video as part of their investigation.