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Squamish police briefs

Hit the wall. Stealing from vehicles. Rent scam. Prohibited driver. ICBC, District of Squamish, and RCMP Pedestrian Safety Campaign.

Hit the wall

A car ploughed into a wall, and everyone in the vehicle left the scene on Nov. 15.

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Police caught up to and arrested the driver for failing to remain at the scene of an accident and an additional breach of conditions from an unrelated file.

Officers say none of the car occupants reported injuries and damage to the car was under $10,000. 

Squamish RCMP say they want to thank those in the area for providing accurate descriptions and direction of travel which helped identify those in the vehicle.

Stealing from vehicles

There were multiple thefts from vehicles overnight on Nov. 15, police say.

In the first case, thieves took a purse and a mobile phone from an unlocked car in the 1500-block of Eagle Run Drive.

The second theft happened in the 1300-block of Judd Road, where suspects stole items including a survival kit, umbrella and sunglasses.

In the final case, thieves took a water bottle, glasses, boots, a bag, and they damaged the rearview mirror in the car, which was in the 3800-block of Loggers Lane.

Rent scam

On Nov. 12 a local reported to police that they had sent $3,200 to an international bank account as payment to rent a home in Squamish.

After the money was sent, the sender was unable to reach the homeowner or the person who put out the ad.

Prohibited driver

A driver was arrested and his car impounded for seven days, after he was pulled over on Nov. 12 for non-compliance with the Motor Vehicle Act.

Officers found out he was prohibited from driving and he was taken into custody and released shortly after with a court date.

ICBC, District of Squamish, and RCMP Pedestrian Safety Campaign

Authorities are urging people to drive carefully, as the visibility tends to be poor this time of year.

When driving, focus on the road, leave your phone alone, be ready to yield to pedestrians – especially when turning at intersections and near transit stops, and if a vehicle is stopped in front of you, it may be yielding for a pedestrian, police say.

Files from Nov. 10 to 16

Total number of files: 115

False alarm calls: 5

False/abandoned 911 calls: 3

Collision investigations: 6

Mental Health Act calls: 1

Theft from vehicle calls: 3

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