Squamish RCMP had a busy August long weekend, with 287 calls for service during the past week — double the total from the previous week.
While most people were well-behaved on the long weekend, police had to attend the Bass Coast Festival in the upper Squamish Valley "with some frequency, due to alcohol- and drug-related concerns," RCMP Sgt. Wayne Pride said in a statement.
A few patrons at the Loggers Sports festival also drew police attention due to public drunkenness. A new downtown bar also received police attention "due to unruly patrons," Pride said.
"Police cells were busy," he said.
Alleged assailants nabbed
Police arrested a woman and a man in separate assaults that occurred Friday and Saturday (Aug. 3).
On Friday at around 4:45 a.m., police responded to a report of an assault in the 38000 block of Behrner Drive. A 33-year-old woman had allegedly thrown a wine bottle at a 35-year-old man after an argument. She was arrested. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the dispute, Pride said.
On Saturday, police received a report of an assault the previous morning at a home in the 38000 block of Fourth Avenue downtown. A 54-year-old man allegedly assaulted his 40-year-old spouse "after an argument turned physical," Pride said. The dispute had started earlier at a downtown bar, he said.
Police received two reports of thefts of high-end mountain bikes during the past few days.
On Monday (July 30), police were told of a break-in and theft at a home in the 40000 block of Cheakamus Place in Garibaldi Estates between July 15 and 30. A black men's 2010 21-speed Specialized Enduro valued at $3,300 was reported stolen from a garage.
On Thursday (Aug. 2), a bike valued at $6,000 was reported stolen from the locked bike rack of a vehicle that had been parked in a lot in the 40300 block of Tantalus Road. The theft occurred between 6 and 9 a.m., police said. The bike is a black-and-white men's 12-speed Transition Bandit.
Lockers broken into
Also on Thursday, police received a report of several storage lockers having been broken into at a facility in the 37000 block of Third Avenue. The incident had occurred two days earlier (July 31) between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. Three units were damaged, but nothing was stolen.