Collaborative effort in the Squamish Valley, property recovered
2020-05-19 19:13 PDT
File # 2020-2575
On May 7th, 2020 Squamish RCMP assisted Airdrie Alberta RCMP in the recovery of a 2016 King Fisher Destination 3025 vessel that was reported stolen from a storage facility in Crossfield, Alberta.
With great assistance from the public, members of the marine industry including www.stolenboats.ca, and the Vancouver Police Department Marine Unit, the Squamish RCMP executed a search warrant on two adjacent properties in the Squamish Valley and the vessel, worth $267,000 was ultimately located, recovered and returned to the owners.
While at the properties, police observed evidence of further criminality and an additional search warrant was sought and executed for the same properties on May 14th, 2020. With the assistance of the BC Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), Integrated Police Dog Services (IPDS), Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), ICBC Vehicle Identification Squad, Divisional Cannabis Coordinator and local resources, the Squamish RCMP seized several recreational vehicles for further investigation of alleged VIN tampering. A cannabis grow operation was also located on one of the properties which consisted of approximately 1200 more cannabis plants than authorized. The excess cannabis plants were seized and their value is conservatively estimated to be worth $90,000. Additional stolen property related to the 2016 King Fisher vessel was also recovered.
One Squamish Valley resident was arrested and later released pending further investigation.
This was a coordinated effort that utilized our specialized teams and partners to effectively execute a search warrant on two vast rural properties to uncover sophisticated criminal activity says Sgt. Jeff Shore, NCO i/c Sea to Sky General Investigation Section.
Returning a piece of property, especially of that value, is extremely fulfilling and we’re happy that the vessel is already back with its rightful owners.
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Cst. Ashley MacKayMedia Relations Officer
squamish.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
1000 Finch Dr, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0M5
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