By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: April 27, 2012.
Squamish RCMP is reporting two new instances of copper thefts in Squamish.
On Wed, April 18th, RCMP received a report of a break in at a BC Hydro Substation in the 59000 block of Squamish Valley Rd.
The incident occurred sometime between 8 and 1 p.m. A metal fence was cut to gain access and several pieces of equipment were vandalized. Copper wire worth $700 was stolen.
In another incident, RCMP received a report of a break and theft at the Mamquam Generating Station in the 39000 block of Powerhouse Rd.
Entry was gained to the compound by cutting several locks on gates on the premise, sometime between 3 and 4:30am. Stolen was a quantity of copper wire.
A trailer on the property was also broken into, but nothing apparently stolen.
Business Break, Enter and Theft
On Monday, April 23rd, Squamish RCMP received a report of a break and enter at a business in the 1200 block of Hunter Place.
Entry was gained via a roof top vent to an adjoining empty office space, and approx $25,000 worth of electronic equipment was stolen.
The investigation is ongoing. If anyone has any information relating to this or any other crimes, they are encouraged to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
On Tuesday, April 17th, RCMP received a report of a car stolen from a residence in the 38000 block of Buckley Ave.
The vehicle was last seen parked at the residence at 9 p.m. the previous night previous. It was reported stolen at approx. 6:30 a.m. The vehicle was khaki coloured 1996 Honda Accord.
Residential Break and Attempted Arson
On Sunday, April 22nd, police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 2500 block of Jura Cres., near an unoccupied residence that had been the target of a break and enter a week before.
When the police checked the residence, it was noted that that someone had attempted to start a fire, luckily unsuccessfully.
The vehicle reported was not confirmed to have any relation to the attempted arson. The investigation is ongoing.
Business Break and Enter
On Tuesday, April 24th at 3:50 a.m., RCMP responded to an alarm at a business in the 38000 block of Queens Way.
At scene the front door to the business had been smashed and a Dell laptop computer that was located near the entry point was stolen.
A Squamish resident, well known to police, was located in the area and questioned. The investigation is ongoing.
Squamish RCMP has arrested a 24-year-old Squamish resident, Russell Thomas Lamb, and executed a search warrant at his residence. Lamb was charged with sexual interference, in which he is alleged to have sexual relations with a 15 year old female.
The investigation is ongoing.