Squamish RCMP are warning against theft after receiving a high number of complaints regarding missing mountain, e-bike, gravel, and beach cruiser bikes this past week.
Officers say in many cases the bikes were locked to something or were inside a building prior to being stolen.
As a result, police are encouraging cyclists to find new ways to secure their bikes.
This could include multiple locks, installing an alarm system if an option, registering bikes, and reporting any suspicious activity.
A truck was stolen from the 4000-block of Skyline Drive in the early morning hours of Canada Day.
Police say thieves took a 2008 white Toyota Tundra that has a white canopy and roof racks between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Stealing from cars
Police say they’ve arrested a man for multiple offences in relation to a number of recent overnight thefts from cars.
Targeted areas included Guildford Drive, Highlands Way North, Juniper Crescent, MacDonald Place, Magnolia Crescent, Pia Road, Valleycliffe, and Westway Avenue.
The missing items include wallets and their contents, keys, a Milwaukee reciprocating saw with initials ‘AM’ etched into the handle, a Milwaukee brushless drill, a Craftsman 315 garage door opener, and gift cards.
Catalytic converter thefts
Squamish RCMP are warning people about a number of catalytic converter thefts from vehicles over the last month.
Officers say thieves typically cut the converter from a car then sell it for its metals.
Police are urging people to help stop these thefts by parking their vehicles in visible areas; consider utilizing an enhanced security system; doing regular checks to ensure all vehicle parts are in place and working order; and report any suspicious activity.Anyone with any information regarding the above files is 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
Total Number of Files from June 29 to July 5: 273
*False alarm calls: 12
*False/Abandoned 911 calls: 4
*Collision investigations: 6
*Mental Health Act calls: 6
*Theft from Vehicle calls: 18