Squamish police briefs

Caught on video. Illegal passing of school bus.

Caught on video

Squamish RCMP nabbed a man who was rummaging through an unlocked vehicle in the 1100 block of Edgewater Drive on Nov. 3. The vehicle's owner had a video recording of the incident, which helped the police identify the man. The man was arrested and now faces criminal charges.

Squamish RCMP received 11 reports of thefts from motor vehicles this week and in all cases, the vehicles were left unlocked. Police remind the public to remove valuables from their vehicles and to ensure that they’re locked.

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Illegal passing of school bus

Police received a report of vehicles failing to stop for a school bus on Nov. 8. The school bus was reportedly stopped, with the stop sign out, red lights flashing and there were children crossing the street. The vehicles failed to stop and drove past the bus. The Motor Vehicle Act states that vehicles travelling in all directions, must stop for a school bus or face a $368 fine and three points added to their driver’s license. School buses are equipped with video surveillance, which assists the police in issuing tickets to the registered owner of the vehicle.

 

169 Total number of files from Nov. 4th to 10th

6 False alarm calls

2 False/abandoned 911 calls

2 Collision investigations

2 Mental Health Act calls

11 Theft from vehicle calls

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