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Squamish police briefs

Driving prohibitions, missing money, broken windows and impaired driving checks.
Squamish RCMP dealt with a total of 159 cases, or files, for the week Dec. 6 to 12, 2022

Below are the Squamish RCMP incidents released to the media for the week of Dec. 6 to 12, 2022.

Driving prohibitions

On Dec. 12, police towed the car of a woman who they say was prohibited from driving.

Officers say they were doing traffic patrols downtown and saw a woman get out of her car and turn around when she saw police.
RCMP say that when they spoke to her, she gave a false name, as she was prohibited from driving.

Police served her documents and towed her car.

In a second, unrelated case, officers say they located a driver who was prohibited from driving but not yet served notice.

Police issued this driver the associated paperwork and a temporary driver’s licence so they could get their car home.The price is right

Officers say a kind resident turned in a sum of money found in the Eagle Run neighbourhood on Dec. 12.

Police say that if the money belong to you, contact the detachment with a description, including  the amount that you are missing.

RCMP will hold the money for 90 days. If no one claims it, it will be turned back to Good Samaritan.

Breaking school windows

RCMP say unknown suspects broke windows at Howe Sound Secondary between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 8.

Police say witnesses saw people running away from the area at the time of the break.

Provincial impaired enforcement driving day

Police provincewide executed a campaign targeted against impaired drivers during one day this month. This happens every December.

After that day, officers across B.C. share their statistics with each other.
In Squamish, police recorded the following numbers:

· 180 – Cars checked

· 8 – Roadside breath tests

· 6 – Tickets unrelated to impaired driving

· 1 - Impaired by drug investigation

· 1 – Immediate roadside prohibition under the Motor Vehicle Act


 Total number of files: Dec. 6 to 12, 2022 — 159

· False alarm calls: 10

· False/abandoned 911 calls: 2

· Collision investigations: 14

· Mental Health Act calls: 1

· Theft from vehicle calls: 2


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