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Here are the Squamish police briefs for the last week

Impaired driving. Dog falls out of vehicle. Unauthorized bonfire. Fraud.
Anyone with any information regarding any crime is asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or the website

Here are police incidents released to the media by the Squamish RCMP for the week of May 16 to 22.

Impaired driving

Over the past week, RCMP officers 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, an RCMP officer on patrol saw a driver cross the lines on the road; therefore, the driver was stopped for 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 officer saw a driver he had dealt with the previous day for impaired driving. When 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.

Dog falls out of vehicle

On May 20, 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 had fallen from the truck. A passerby tended to the dog until the owner returned and retrieved the pet. Police continue following up with this matter as they are unaware of any injuries or medical care the dog received.

Unauthorized bonfire

On May 19, just before 9 p.m., police received a request for assistance from the local fire department looking into a large bonfire and fireworks in the 37000 block of Fourth Avenue. The resident extinguished their fire before police arrival. The RCMP reminds the public that current fire bylaws include needing a residential campfire permit issued by the local fire chief.


According to police, a local renter entered into a sub-rental 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 on May 18 revealed the landlord did not authorize anyone other than the original tenant to live on the property.

Total number of files for the week: 166

False alarm calls: 13

False/abandoned 911 calls: 0

Collision investigations: 8

Mental Health Act calls: 0

Theft from vehicle calls: 2

Anyone with any information regarding any crime is asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or the website


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