Squamish RCMP has received several reports of someone throwing used needles in the garbage bins behind businesses in the downtown core.
Police say this is very concerning for local district employees who service these bins regularly.
Police says those looking for information on needle exchanges can do so at the Vancouver Coast Health office at 38075 2nd Ave in Downtown Squamish. Meanwhile, police is investigating.
Anyone with any information can contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to website www.solvecrime.ca
Vancouver Canucks tickets fraud on Facebook
Squamish RCMP received a complainant from a community member about purchasing Vancouver Canucks hockey tickets off a Facebook Marketplace that turned out to be a fraud.
The person completed an e-transfer, but the ‘seller’ of the ticket simply stopped all communication once the e-transfer was verified and completed.
Police is urging vigilance in dealing with online purchases and asking people to ensure that they are using legitimate ticket sales websites.
The Squamish detachment has been designated as a safe swap site for the community and the parking lot can be used for that purpose.
Firearms stolen in Break and Enter
Police reported a break and enter to a home in Garibaldi Highlands from where two firearms, a surfboard, and an apple TV were stolen. One of the firearms, however, was recovered by police in a nearby trail.
In another instance, Squamish RCMP was called to a downtown home where the suspect stole two Macbook Pro’s and an iPhone and a Canadian passport.
The home owner was in the home and sleeping when the suspect entered the home. Police are reminding residents to secure windows and lock doors when sleeping.