Squamish police briefs

More drugs on school property. Don't speed to school. Theft of gas. Thefts from vehicles.

More drugs on school property

For the second time in two weeks, school staff found drugs and drug paraphernalia on school grounds. The school district, Squamish schools, Squamish Public Health, and RCMP through the Youth Liaison Officer are working collectively to educate students and are developing and implementing plans to maximize student safety. We ask parents to talk about this issue with their children, in particular, teaching kids not to touch anything suspicious and to report anything found to school staff immediately.

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Don't speed to school

A school zone enforcement campaign has been underway since the beginning of the school year on Sept. 3. RCMP Traffic Services co-ordinated formal speed and other checks at each Squamish school, utilizing frontline members and "Officer Scarecrow." Overall, drivers have been mindful of student and pedestrian safety. School zone hours in Squamish are from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and the speed limit is 30Km/h.

 

Theft of gas

Recently RCMP has been hearing of theft of gas from Industrial Way and Valleycliffe areas. The first report was on Sept.10, where Squamish RCMP were told that diesel had been siphoned from a vehicle on Industrial Way. The second report came the next day, again on Industrial Way where an equipment trailer was taken as well. On this occasion, up to 250 litres of diesel fuel was thought to have been taken, along with a black flat deck trailer.

 

Thefts from vehicles

On Sept.15, Squamish RCMP received several complaints of theft from vehicles in Lions Bay and Squamish. Police remind residents in the corridor to lock your doors and keep valuable items with you and not in vehicles.

Anyone with any information regarding these files, or any crime, are asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to website www.solvecrime.ca

122 Total number of files for Sept. 10 to 15

False alarm calls — 6

False/Abandoned 911 calls — 5

Collision investigations — 3

Mental Health Act calls — 2

Theft from vehicle calls — 4

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