Impaired about to drive
On Feb. 18, Squamish RCMP found a driver who smelled of alcohol next to his vehicle on Government Road. The driver failed a roadside screening. Police issued a driving prohibition for 90 days and impounded the vehicle for 30 days. In a press release, RCMP said the driver was apprehended before driving north on the Sea to Sky highway.
Theft of outdoor gear
An orange backpack with climbing gear inside was stolen from a porch on Northridge Drive on Feb. 20. The owner said it was taken within an hour of being left outside. The backpack was from North Face and inside were an orange Petzl climbing rope, blue Arcteryx women's small harness, a grey Black Diamond helmet, a grey and orange Arcteryx chalk bag, black down Feathered Friends booties and size 36 La Sportiva climbing shoes.
Debit card theft
When a Squamish resident lost her debit card, she reported to police that it was used at a local business on Feb. 21. The RCMP is investigating with the help of video surveillance from the business. The RCMP ask the public to report any lost wallets or cards to the bank immediately.
Tax forms stolen
After the communal mailboxes were broken into in Village Green and Edgewater, residents reported their T4 and tax forms were stolen. If you've had such information stolen, RCMP recommends reporting it to the bank, credit card companies, the Canada Revenue Agency and to police.
Break and enter
Squamish RCMP was called to a house on Lions Bay Avenue on Feb. 22 after a break and enter was reported at 3 p.m. The Integrated Forensic Identification Services went to the scene to collect evidence. RCMP said four bottles of liquor, antique silver and gold Birks silverware and dental LOUPES magnifying lenses were reported stolen.
Safe driving campaigns
In March, Squamish RCMP is campaigning against distracted driving, which now causes more fatal crashes in B.C. than impaired driving. The police will also be enforcing the use of seatbelts — not wearing one costs $167. The fine for using an electronic device while driving is $368.
Squamish RCMP asks anyone with information about these reports to contact the local detachment at 604-892-6100 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
153 Total number of files between Feb. 18 and 24
6 Collision investigations
6 False/abandoned 911 calls
5 Mental Health Act calls
4 False alarm calls