Squamish RCMP are investigating the theft of jewelry with an estimated value of $13,500 from a home on Depot Road in Brackendale.
The theft most likely occurred in early November, but the resident didn't notice that the items were missing until recently and reported the theft to police last Wednesday (Dec. 12), RCMP Sgt. Wayne Pride wrote in a statement.
The stolen items included three ladies' yellow- and white-gold 14-carat diamond rings, an oval-shaped pointed diamond ring, two men's gold bands and a pair of custom-made earrings, Pride wrote. There was no sign of forced entry, but police were told that the homeowner had noted that a window was left open upon the resident's return home on Nov. 7, Pride said.
Careful driving urged
At least three consecutive non-injury motor vehicle accidents on Highway 99 north of Squamish on the weekend prompted police to urge drivers to slow down when conditions are less than ideal.
On Saturday (Dec. 15), police responded to a report that an SUV had slid into the ditch in the icy road just south of Culliton Creek. As an officer was attending to that mishap, a GMC Yukon lost control and slid into a pickup truck travelling in front of it, then sideswiped the marked police vehicle parked at the roadside, Pride wrote.
As the officers was helping the occupants of those vehicles, a Ford F350 also lost control and spun into the Yukon, almost hitting the police officer, who had to dive across a ditch to safety. More officers arrived and another SUV approached driving north, entering into the southbound lane as a southbound vehicle approached, then moving back into the northbound lane, sliding to a stop and avoiding hitting another officer and police vehicle.
“Despite multiple police vehicles being in the area with emergency lights engaged and road flares in place well in advance of the accident scenes, far too many people were observed driving too fast for the conditions,” Pride wrote, adding that the tires on the final SUV were “almost bald.”
Driver gets physical
Last Tuesday (Dec. 11) at 9:45 p.m., police responded to a report of a possible impaired driver at Buckley and Bowen Ave. At the scene, a 56-year-old Squamish man, described as “well-known” to police, was arrested for impaired driving. During the arrest the man kicked an officer. Later, while in custody, he struck another officer, Pride wrote. He faces charges of impaired driving and assaulting a police officer.
On Wednesday (Dec. 12) at 10 a.m., police responded to a report of a woman being assaulted at a home in the 37000 block of Cleveland Avenue. At the scene police arrested a 26-year-old man for assaulting his 22-year-old girlfriend after an argument turned physical.
On Thursday (Dec. 13), police received a report of a vehicle having been broken into while parked overnight at a hotel on Discovery Way. A Ford f150 pickup had a side window broken. Stolen was a black Rogers LG Android 3D smartphone.
On Thursday, police received a report of a home having been broken into in the 38000 block of View Place between 3 and 4 p.m. the previous day. A door had been left unlocked and a Sony Vaio laptop computer valued at around $1,500 was stolen.
On Saturday (Dec. 15) at 5:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a suspicious man outside a home in the 39000 block of Westway Avenue. A Caucasian man with a slight to medium build, wearing a green ball cap and dark jacket and carrying a re-useable shopping bag had been seen crouching outside a dining room window. The owner's dog alerted the homeowner and the man fled after having been spotted. Patrols of the area failed to turn up a suspect, Pride wrote.