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Man charged with indecent act

On April 5 a 28-year-old male who is an attendant at a local service station and convenience store was arrested and charged with performing an indecent act.

On April 5 a 28-year-old male who is an attendant at a local service station and convenience store was arrested and charged with performing an indecent act. The arrest was made after a 22-year-old woman and her two-year-old daughter attended to the business. The male was observed exposing himself in their presence. The male was released on conditions and a promise to appear for court on June 3, and police are asking that if anyone has been a victim or witness to similar indecent acts that they contact Squamish Detachment and refer to file 2009 - 1970.

Minors found intoxicated

On April 3 at 11:20 p.m., a member attended to a group of youths gathered at Pat Good Park. Two females aged 15 years and 16 years were found intoxicated and in possession of liquor. Both of them were issued with violation tickets for violations of the liquor control and licencing act and were turned over to their parents.

Liquor licence suspended

As a result of members on patrol locating minors in the C-level bar at the Chieftain Hotel, the inspector of the liquor control and licencing act held a hearing on March 30 and a suspension has been issued to the business. They will be required to close on Thursday May 7 and may open for business again on Saturday May 30.

Impaired drivers arrested

On April 2 at 11:30 p.m. members working a road check on Government Road near Rivers Walk stopped a 1989 Red Oldsmobile Cutlass for travelling at an excessive speed. The 47-year-old driver failed a roadside screening and was returned to the detachment for breath testing. Two samples of breath over twice the legal limit were obtained and the driver was released on a promise to appear in provincial court to face an impaired driving charge.

On April 3 at 2:25 a.m. members conducting a road check on Diamond Road near Diamond Head Road members checked a black Accura and the 34-year-old male driver displayed symptoms of impairment. The driver failed a roadside screening for alcohol and was returned to the detachment for breath tests, which were well over the legal limit. The driver was released on a promise to appear, and will face a charge of impaired driving when he appears in Provincial Court on June 6, 2009.

Businesses victims of theft

On April 3 at 4:20 a.m. police received a report of broken glass from Unique Accommodations on Second Avenue. Police found a front door had been pried open and entry made to the property. A surveillance video will be obtained and examined to see if suspect(s) can be identified.

On April 3 the Ocean Port Hotel bar owner reports that entry was gained overnight to the business and subsequent entry gained into the attached Cold Beer and Wine Store. A tool used to smash a door window was recovered for fingerprint exam. Cigarettes and a float were stolen and property damage to the building is estimated at $800.

On April 3, the Mini Flea Market owner reports overnight suspect(s) pried the rear door off the hinges of the Cleveland Avenue business. Entry was not gained as other secure doors were not breached. Damage to the building is estimated at $250

Plane crashes on Mamquam Glacier

On April 7 at 2:36 p.m. the Rescue Coordination Center contacted Squamish RCMP to advise that they received information of a plane crash on the Mamquam Glacier approximately 12 miles east of Squamish. A PA19-Piper Supercub had a landing gear catch in a crevice and the airplane flipped. A CFB Helicopter attended and the injured pilot and uninjured passenger were rescued from the scene and transported to

Squamish General Hospital. The pilot was treated for minor injuries and the matter is being investigated by the Transportation Safety Board.

Several car crashes reported

On April 7 at 8:12 a.m. members along with Squamish Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance attended to Edgewater Crescent for an injury from a motor vehicle collision. A 1998 Ford Escort driven by a 26-year-old female and carrying two passengers struck a parked 2000 Volkswagen Golf. A 24-year-old female passenger was transported to hospital with a minor head injury and the driver of the vehicle was issued a violation ticket for the collision.

On April 7 at 8:34 a.m., police fire and ambulance attended to an injury in a roll over single vehicle collision on Highway 99 near the Salt Sheds north of Culliton Creek. A northbound 2006 Toyota Tacoma went off road right and then over corrected and came back on to the lanes of travel and rolled over. The 29-year-old female driver was transported to hospital with minor injuries, treated and released.

On April 7 at 1:50 p.m., RCMP and Emergency Services attended to a single vehicle collision on a road to Edith Lake behind Alice Lake. A vehicle and workers had been stocking lakes with trout and were travelling down a narrow gravel road. A fallen tree on the uphill side of the road struck the passenger side of the vehicle penetrating into the vehicle and crushing the 58-year-old male passenger. The passenger was removed and transported to hospital with serious injuries and later airlifted to Vancouver by Air Ambulance for further treatment. The 27-year-old male driver was not injured in the incident.

Chief hiker injured

On April 7 at 12:26 p.m., a call was received that a male hiker had fallen on the trails of the Stawamus Chief and was injured while in company of female companion. Squamish Search and Rescue were dispatched and evacuated both parties to hospital by helicopter. A 26-year-old male from Nelson B.C. received a broken foot and leg in the fall.

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