By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Aug. 20, 2013
Local RCMP has arrested a man who was trying to sell a firearm in the Dentville neighbourhood on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
On Tues., Aug. 13, at approx. 9:00 pm, police received information about a man around Gambier Ave who was trying to sell a firearm, which he was carrying in a knapsack.
Police arrested a 26 year old Squamish male, who was known to police.
The rifle in a knapsack was located in the backyard of a residence within the same block shortly thereafter. The investigation is ongoing.
Police also received a report of a mountain bike having been stolen when locked near the camp ground at the Squamish Valley Music Festival over the weekend.
The bike was a white 1998 Rocky Mountain, with silver shocks and orange “Blizzard” lettering.
Attempted Break and Enter in Valleycliffe
On Thursday, Aug. 15, police responded to a call of two males attempting to break into a business on Maple Dr. in Vallecliffe.
Police found that the lock to the front door had been removed by the suspects but it appeared that an alarm scared the suspects off.
Nothing was stolen and the suspects did not enter the building. Extensive patrols of the area failed to locate the suspects.
On Sunday, an officer on routine patrol in Valleycliffe, at Westway Ave and Garden Pl., saw a 25 year old Squamish male, who is well known to local police, walking on the front yard of a residence he didn’t live in.
He had two crowbars, a ratchet set and a spark plug; he is also under investigation for breaking into vehicles in the Valleycliff area recently.
Police chase suspect in Brackendale
On Monday, Aug. 19, an officer noticed a vehicle speeding north bound on Hwy 99 and turning west bound on Depot Rd. The officer followed the vehicle and attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the vehicle did not stop.
After a brief chase, the suspect’s vehicle stopped at Arrow Head and Woodland Pl.
When approached, the driver provided the officer with a false name, and when request to provide a breath sample, he fled.
A police dog was called to the area and the suspect was located hiding inside a residence under construction near Dryden Rd.
In addition to being charged with driving while disqualified and obstruction, the male was issued a driving prohibition, a speeding ticket, and the vehicle was seized and impounded.
Charges of break and enter and trespass by night may be laid in regard to this incident. The suspect was well known to the police.
Theft from Motor Vehicle
On, Wednesday, Aug. 14, police received a report of a vehicle having been broken into while parked at the Stawamus Chief parking lot between noon and 9:30 pm.
A passenger side window had been smashed and stolen were a backpack with misc clothing, climbing gear, a U.S. passport and a wallet with U.S. ID, and cards $70.00 in cash.