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Here are the Squamish police briefs for last week

Highway accidents. Break and enter. Mischief on rainbow crosswalk.
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Several accidents along the Sea to Sky Highway were investigated by the police between May 30 and June 5.

Here are the police incidents released to the media by the Squamish RCMP for the week of May 30 to June 5.

Sea to Sky Highway collisions

Squamish police say they investigated three collisions on Highway 99 throughout the past week, according to a release. 

One accident involved a driver hitting the concrete divider in the centre of the highway near Porteau Cove, which damaged the car to the point it was no longer driveable. Neither the driver nor the passenger were injured.

A second accident involved a van and semi-truck colliding near Alice Lake. A total of nine people were taken to  hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. 

Lastly, near the Big Orange Bridge, a northbound vehicle struck the centre median and ended up in the southbound lanes before coming to a stop. The driver was injured and taken to the hospital.

Break-and-enter to a local business

On May 28, a man used a screwdriver to wedge open a lock at a business on Queens Way. When the alarm went off, the man was scared away and, thus, did not take anything from the business.

Police said they are still following up on the matter.

Mischief to rainbow crosswalk in Downtown Squamish

On June 1, police said they investigated damage left by a burnout to the rainbow crosswalk located in Downtown Squamish, but do not have a timeline associated with the damage.

The police said because they could not identify the driver, they have since concluded the file.

In 2021, similar mischief took place on the same rainbow crosswalk

The beginning of June marked the celebration of Pride Month in Squamish and across Canada.

The police ask that anyone with information about the files above contact the RCMP at 604-892-6100, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or online at

Online crime reporting tool

The police also added a reminder about Squamish’s online crime reporting tool.

Through this tool, people can report the following crimes who need police file numbers for insurance claims or who do not need follow-up from the police:

  • Damage or mischief under $5000 to property
  • Damage or mischief under $5000 to vehicle
  • Theft of bicycle under $5000
  • Theft under $500
  • Lost property, including lost or stolen licence plates

Total number of files for the week of May 30 to June 5: 181

  • False alarm calls: 5
  • False/abandoned 911 calls: 1
  • Collision investigations: 7
  • Mental Health Act calls: 3
  • Theft from vehicle calls: 3
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