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Squamish police briefs

Arrest. Pedestrian struck. Car fire. Meth found. Theft of sporting goods.

Sleeping man arrested

Squamish RCMP responded when a man was found sleeping in the lobby of a business on Feb. 6. When they arrived, police discovered he had outstanding warrants from another area. The man was arrested and taken to court in North Vancouver.

Pedestrian struck

A pedestrian was struck by a southbound bus just north of Garibaldi Way on Highway 99 on Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. The pedestrian had stepped out onto the road, police say, and suffered a broken leg. Traffic was impacted for a few hours as emergency crews attended the scene.

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Meth found

On Feb. 8, someone called the RCMP about a small bag of suspected drugs near a sidewalk. Police seized the bag, and testing revealed the contents were methamphetamine. Squamish RCMP reminds the public not to touch drugs if they find them, and to call the police for assistance.

Mailbox thefts

Between Feb. 6 and 7, the Squamish RCMP received multiple reports of thefts from mailboxes throughout the community. Police determined a tool was used to get inside the mailbox, but the suspect is unknown. The RCMP press release notes theft from mailboxes could lead to identity thefts. Find more information to protect yourself at www.antifraudcentre.ca.

Theft from storage locker

On Feb. 7, $20,000 worth of sporting goods was reported as stolen from a stolen locker on Main Street in Squamish.

Parked car fire

 Police were called about a fire in a parked car in a parking lot on Pemberton Avenue on Feb. 8. While the registered owner was in a business nearby, they returned to find their vehicle on fire. The fire was determined not to be suspicious. The fire department put out the fire. 

The Squamish RCMP ask anyone with information to contact the local detachment at 604-892-6100 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

140 Total number of files Feb. 4 to 10
7 False alarm calls
4 False/abandoned 911 calls
5 Collision investigations
3 Mental Health Act calls
0 Theft from vehicle calls

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