By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: March. 17, 2012
The Squamish RCMP is investigating an incident where trees were cut down on the Coho Park Trail off Park Crescent in Squamish.
The matter was brought before the attention of the RCMP on March.13.
Two very large trees were targeted by vandals; one was felled and the other was cut very deeply, although it didn’t fell off.
The second was unstable due to the damage done and a serious safety concern.
The tree felled could have seriously injured or killed the person responsible, the other left in such a state it could have come down causing injury, or worse, to an unsuspecting person, the Squamish RCMP reports.
The trail was shut down for a couple of hours until the unstable tree was felled safely. From the freshness of the cuts, the RCMP determined the incident had occurred within the past few days.
On Monday, March 12th, the police also received a report of extensive damages caused to vacant prefabricated home in the 41000 block of Government Road.
Although the investigation is ongoing, at this stage estimated damage is approx. $10,000.00. It appeared that a metal bar was used to punch holes in the walls of the trailer.
There was evidence that someone may have been frequenting the isolated location to party, possibly on more than one occasion.
More RCMP briefings
Bicycle Theft – Saturday, March 10th Police received a report of two bikes being stolen from the back of a vehicle parked outside a business in the 40000 block of Glenalder Place on March 6th. The bikes were tied up but not locked to the vehicle.
3. Impaired Driving – A 46-year-old-male, North Vancouver resident is being charged with impaired driving after Police responded to a report of a vehicle having driven into a ditch near Murrin Park, on Saturday, March 10th at 10 p.m.
4. Mischief – Sunday, March 11th Police received a report of vehicles having tires slashed while parked overnight in the 40000 block of Park Cres.
A truck and car were targeted, their wheel nuts removed along with being slashed.