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Robbery leads to foot chase and arrest. Vehicle stolen from Mamquam Road. Halloween impaired drivers. Halloween's bright night.

Robbery leads to foot chase

When someone noticed a male breaking into their vehicle in downtown Squamish on Nov. 2, the car owner confronted the man. The two fought, and the male attempted to injure the car owner with a knife, an RCMP brief states. The man left the scene on foot, and was arrested by police after a chase.

"Police want to remind the public of the potential danger of attempting to intervene in a crime in progress and want to encourage the public to call 911 and request police assistance in these incidents," reads the press release from the Squamish RCMP.

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Vehicle stolen from Mamquam Road

A vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 1800 block of Mamquam Road. The call to Squamish RCMP came in at 12:43 p.m. on Oct. 30. The vehicle is a 2017 black Hyundai Tuscan with a B.C. license plate JA988N.

Halloween impaired drivers

In the span of an hour on Halloween, Squamish police stopped four impaired drivers at a roadblock. Each of the four drivers failed the impaired driving test, resulting in license suspensions of 90 days, their vehicles were impounded for 30 days and the face various fines.

Halloween's bright night

After a week-long campaign for the public to be Bright at Night — easy to spot for vehicles — around 2,000 reflectors were given out in Squamish. Squamish RCMP, Integrated First Nations Unit and ICBC worked together to educate. Police attended schools and then trick-or-treat locations, giving out both reflectors and candy.

If you have information about these incidents, Squamish RCMP ask you to contact 604-892-6100 or report information anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Total number of files from Oct. 28 to Nov. 3: 149

False alarm calls: 14

Collision investigations: 4

Mental Health Act calls: 3

Theft from vehicle calls: 3

False/abandoned 911 calls: 0

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