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Squamish police briefs

Man arrested. Tips help. Suspicious activity. Shoplifter turns himself in. Lock your vehicles, folks.

 Man arrested

Squamish RCMP conducted foot patrols in Stan Clarke Park and located an intoxicated man on Oct. 9.

The man initially refused to identify himself, however, coupled with the limited information he provided and observations of his tattoos, police were able to positively identify him. Once identification was confirmed, it was learned that he was currently wanted on an outstanding warrant from Kelowna. The man was arrested on his outstanding warrant and issued a Promise to Appear in court.

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Tips help

In early August 2019, two bicycles were reported stolen from the back of a pickup truck at the Mountain Retreat Hotel.

In early October, one of those bicycles, a Rocky Mountain Instinct, came in for service at Corsa Cycles and the police were notified. Police recovered the bicycle from a residence in downtown Squamish and ultimately returned it to its rightful owner.

Suspicious activity

RCMP were called to investigate a "suspicious" rental RV and two men dressed all in black who were parked along Isleview Place in Lions Bay in the morning of Oct. 10.  Police couldn't find anyone, however.

RCMP would like to encourage all citizens and neighbours to remain vigilant in their communities and to report any suspicious activity or persons.

Shoplifter turns himself in

On Oct. 10, Canadian Tire reported a theft to Squamish RCMP. A review of the video surveillance identified a suspect. Police contacted the man and he agreed to turn himself in. Later that day, the man was arrested for theft under $5,000, issued a Trespassing Notice and was released on a Promise to Appear in North Vancouver court.

Lock your vehicles, folks

Squamish RCMP received a report of a theft from an unlocked vehicle in the early afternoon of Oct. 12. The vehicle was parked in the 38000-block of Clarke Drive.

A purse, cardholder and iPod were stolen sometime between 2 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 2 a.m. on Oct. 12. Police ask the general public to head outside, check their vehicle and ensure it's not a possible target for auto crime.

Total number of files Oct. 7 to 14: 154

False alarms – 8

Thefts – 8

Disturbance calls – 7

Check well being – 5

Abandoned 911 calls – 5

Suspicious person calls – 5


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