Squamish RCMP has arrested a man for mischief after he was found cutting railroad rails in Paradise Valley.
On Friday, June 8, at 11 am, Squamish RCMP responded to a call from a CN Rail employee who said there were two men cutting railroad rails in Paradise Valley.
Police found two men at the scene in a Ford pickup truck. Both were known to police and one was arrested for mischief and released with a court date for August in North Vancouver.
Police reported a similar incident last week after a CN Rail employee found railway spikes on the tracks near Bowen Avenue. As police were searching the area, they found a smouldering fire nearby. Police is investigating if the incidents were connected but have expressed concern for the safety of the trains passing through the community.
Meanwhile, police is asking the public to call if they see any untoward incident taking placing in Pavilion Park in Downtown Squamish.
During the week of June 5th to 11th, Squamish RCMP responded to over a half a dozen calls to Pavillion Park in downtown Squamish, with multiple complaints of drinking in the park.
Squamish RCMP has stepped up patrols of the area and is asking the public to call if they witness any such incidents in the area.