By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Aug 12, 2014
They came, they saw, and they went home. Except a few, who spent a night in the police cells or the two who will appear in a court to contest theft and an assault charge.
On Saturday, Aug.7, police on patrol at the Squamish Valley Music Festival arrested a 30-year-old man for assaulting a security guard on the festival grounds.
The man was drunk and tried to gain entry into the festival venue by jumping a fence. When security personnel intervened, he became aggressive and assaulted one of the guards.
Police took him into custody and is being charged with the assault.
On Aug. 7, at approx. 8:30 pm, police were called to the Squamish Valley Music Festival grounds where a man was said to have stolen a golf cart at the site which he ran into a security guard.
A 24-year-old Squamish man was detained and charges are being pursued for the theft and assault.
Sgt. Wayne Pride of Squamish RCMP said the majority of the festival goers were well-behaved, and a pleasure to deal with.
Although some of them did spent some evenings in cells due to alcohol and drug related concerns, the number of criminal code offences and resulting investigations were reasonable.
“Squamish RCMP would like to extend their appreciation to all for a well-attended, and an enjoyable festival weekend,” he said.