Squamish police briefs

Pedestrians struck. Police vehicle hit. Vehicle shot up. Not a dirtbike zone. Be bear aware, Ravenswood

Pedestrians struck

Two pedestrians were struck in separate incidents in the Highlands on Sunday, April 21.  The first incident happened around 12:45 a.m. on Portree Way when a man crossing the road was struck by a dark SUV. The driver did not remain on the scene.   Emergency Health Services treated the pedestrian for minor injuries on the scene, police said.  The second incident happened around noon when a black Honda travelling on Rhum and Egg Drive struck a young boy.  The boy had minor injuries. The driver spoke with the child and parent but then left the location before police arrived.  The driver was later found on Industrial Way and was arrested for driving while prohibited and possession for the purpose of trafficking. 

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Police vehicle hit

A passing motorist hit a police vehicle on Thursday, April 18. The Sea to Sky Traffic officer was conducting a traffic stop on Highway 99 between Cleveland and Finch Drive when the passing Honda Civic struck the driver's side mirror of the police vehicle. The driver did not stop.  The police officer was able to track down the driver, who was issued a ticket for failing to slow down for an emergency vehicle.

"This situation could have been much worse as the police officer had just returned to their vehicle and closed the door when the incident happened," police said.

 "The public is reminded that when an official vehicle is stopped they are required to slow down and move over." 

In this area where the speed limits are 70 km/h, drivers are required to travel 40km/h when passing a police vehicle.

 

Vehicle shot up

Visitors to the Watersprite Lake area returned to their vehicle Sunday, April 21 to find a shocking surprise.

Their Mitsubishi Endeavor was riddled with about five bullet holes. 

Investigators examined the vehicle and believe a rifle may have caused the rounds. 

At the site, a recent campfire, beer cans, and expended fireworks were found.  If anyone has any information on this incident please contact Cst. Girard with the Squamish RCMP.

 

Not a dirtbike zone

RCMP received a complaint regarding a man riding a dirt bike on Highlands Way N on Wednesday, April 17, at around 8:45 a.m.  The rider was reported to not be wearing a helmet, was driving well above the speed limit in a school zone, and the dirt bike was unlicensed. The dirtbike rider could have faced Motor Vehicle Act fines for not having insurance ($598), driving without a helmet ($138), and speeding in a school zone ($253).

 

Be bear aware, Ravenswood

RCMP and local conservation officers have received calls regarding an adult black bear and her two cubs in a tree off Falcon Crescent. Authorities remind residents to lock up all garbage.

Report wildlife sightings of concern to the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

 

Total number of Squamish files for April 15 to 22: 155

9 - False alarms

4 - False/abandoned 911 calls

2 - Crash investigations

4 - Mental health calls

8 - Theft from vehicle calls

6 - Speeding

 

Anyone with any information regarding any crime is asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to www.solvecrime.ca.

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