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RCMP issue warrant for former Whistler resident

Police News: Dog napping in Squamish, noise makers warned, hikers told to be prepared



Police have their eyes peeled for a 27-year-old man whose last known address was listed in Whistler after a warrant was issued for his arrest stemming from charges of assault and uttering threats.

Taylor Schomaker is described as a Caucasian male with brown eyes, 5'5" in height, weighing 135 pounds. Police are unsure of his current address.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Whistler RMCP detachment at 604-932-3044.

Dog reportedly stolen from Squamish Animal Shelter

RCMP is investigating the apparent theft of a dog from the Squamish Animal Shelter on Wednesday, June 25.

The suspect gained entry to the facility at around 5:15 p.m. by climbing over a fence and removing a plastic barrier to the building. An alarm was triggered but police were not notified until the following morning once staff found evidence of the break-in and theft.

The dog that was allegedly stolen had been brought to the shelter a few hours prior to the incident after it was left in "a very hot vehicle and was in distress," according to a release from Squamish RCMP.

The investigation is ongoing.

Driver in Suicide Hill crash was impaired

The driver of a vehicle that rolled over on Suicide Hill Sunday, June 29 was impaired at the time of the crash, RCMP said.

The 21-year-old man was travelling southbound on Highway 99 around 10:30 a.m. when his red Chevrolet Impala lost control and went off-road, police said. There were also three passengers in the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

"He was driving extremely fast heading down Suicide Hill," said Cpl. Diane Blain.

An investigation later revealed the driver was intoxicated and his license was suspended. He was also issued a ticket for driving too fast for the road condition, and was given a three-day roadside prohibition.

RCMP reminds public to respect noise bylaws this summer

After a house of partygoers this weekend refused to heed RCMP's requests to quiet down, the Whistler detachment is reminding people to respect community noise bylaws.

Around 10 p.m. Sunday, police responded to noise complaints over a house party in the Tapley's Farm neighborhood, and instructed the owners to turn down the music.

"They initially agreed to do so by 11 p.m.," Blain said, "but later on police had to go back, at around 11:30 p.m., and this time they were issued a ticket."

The responding officer indicated the houseguests were not particularly cooperative, even hostile, which was a factor in the ticket being issued.

With summer in full swing, Blain urged the public to keep their neighbours in mind when celebrating.

"It is something we will be dealing with a lot in the summer and we really want to get the message out there that we need to be respectful of our neighbours," Blain said.

"Ninety-nine point nine per cent of people cooperate but sometimes people don't, and that's when we have to issue a ticket. I can say that it can go as far as criminal charges of mischief, so we take this seriously because we have to respect our neighbours."

Be prepared while hiking

With the weather heating up, Whistler RCMP's officer in charge, Inspector Neil Cross, wants to relay the message that people need to be prepared while hiking this summer.

"It's hot out and when you go out on a hike make sure you let someone know your plan," said Blain, on behalf of Insp. Cross.

She also urged the public to bring the necessary supplies, like a map, safety gear and lots of fluids.

"People get dehydrated, especially when they're thinking of drinking (alcohol), so it's important to have the necessary supplies."