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Squamish Car Break-ins

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Just got back from Squamish. We had a great time, others did not.

 

There has been a rash of car break-ins in the parking lots at the local crags. I talked to two different groups that had their cars vandalized in the Smoke Bluffs parking lot.

 

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Man, I had a great time in Cheakamus until 7:30 on SUN night, right before heading back to home - Car break-in! I had nothing visible in my car, but my Gregory pack, tent, sleeping bags, and other camping gears were in the trunk and all stolen.

 

Went to a police office and an officer told me they had 8 cases of break-ins in the same day!!!

 

When Im camping, I pretty much leave everything at the site. But on the day of departure, I usually packup, get some climbing done, and head back. As far as I know there is no coin lockers where I can put all my shit for a reasonable price.

 

They have to do something about this. Installing a descent number of coin lockers would be a good start...

 

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see also here

 

cops know who is doing it but dont have the evidence to lay charges yet allegedly

 

maybe time for some climber vigilante action with a good ol' ice axe or two applied to the thief's soft parts.

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This chain of events is really unfortunate for Squamish. Unless they get a handle on this shit soon, people like Trask will undoubtedly flame on the area and the hooligans perpetrating such unpleasantries. evils3d.gif LOCK & LOAD

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. . . .leave 12 gauge shells on the dash

 

Friend had her windshield smashed at the base of the Squaw. Heard the alarm go off while on Goderfersaken and watched them break in from the belay madgo_ron.gif Didn't take gear, just wallet and proof of existence.

 

And to think I wanted to live there. Almost as bad as Chilliwack rolleyes.gif

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yeah, my driver side window was smashed and trunk broken.

 

I won't go back to Squamish until they install the lockers! and I'll stuff everything in there and leave my car absolutely empty and unlocked!!!

 

oh, and if I see you, petty thieves, I'll chop your hands off so you can never steal again.

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jordop said:And to think I wanted to live there. Almost as bad as Chilliwack rolleyes.gif

 

At least when you live here you can leave the gear at home... not in the car. frown.gif

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There are no car break ins in chilliwack. there are vehicle break ins in the chilliwack VALLEY once in a while. thumbs_down.gif

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im up for a road trip to squish to loiter around and look menacing and shit. maybe lay some bait and bounce whatever grabs it.

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lummox said:

im up for a road trip to squish to loiter around and look menacing and shit. maybe lay some bait and bounce whatever grabs it.

 

Come on up, I think we should have a camera and a telephoto lens in the Smoke Bluffs lot...

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one squamish local tough guy told me that he encountered some fellows breaking in cars in the Shannon Falls parking, and so grabbed a large bar from his truck to confront them and they pulled a gun on him. So all you keener vigilantes may want to exercise some 'situational awareness'. thumbs_up.gif

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yeah, if you pull out a bar or club, the other guy whips out a gun, you have to pull out a tank or fighter jet to regain the tactical advantage cantfocus.gif

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How about a high power cross bow with a night scope. Nice aluminum arrow with big barbs on the razor point. Shoot the suckers right in the ass cheek. They have to go to the hospital to get it removed. Engrave the arrow "Squamish car break in thief, please arrest"

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I just thought of a good movie script:

"Forigner takes revenge for all the helpless soles who have lost their livelyhoods(climbign equipment etc..). Forigner sneaks into said country, and kills the varmin who test the good way of life. Guns, Tar, lynching just a warm up for the main course...."

I think it could be a delightful movie, now i just need to become and actor bigdrink.gif

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Hey, did a search on this thread becuase I'm planning on taking a big trip up to Squamish in late July/ early August. We'll be camping the whole time and will have all of our stuff in a Subaru Outback- are the breakins still a problem up in Squamish, or have the thieves calmed down this summer? Our vehicle will have South Dakota plates- would BC plates reduce the risk of getting broken into? If so, does anyone have old BC plates they'd be willing to hook up? Thanks y'all.

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Hey, did a search on this thread becuase I'm planning on taking a big trip up to Squamish in late July/ early August. We'll be camping the whole time and will have all of our stuff in a Subaru Outback- are the breakins still a problem up in Squamish, or have the thieves calmed down this summer? Our vehicle will have South Dakota plates- would BC plates reduce the risk of getting broken into? If so, does anyone have old BC plates they'd be willing to hook up? Thanks y'all.

 

yellaf.gif I would describe our Northern Friends as (to borrow a phrase) "Mostly Harmless"

 

Keep it out of sight, whatever country you're in.

Edited by MisterE

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please let me know what car you are going to be leaving lots of valuable stuff in evils3d.gif

 

i need a new rack and can't afford one cause i spend too much time spraying to draw a fat pay cheque blush.gif

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Weekend before last some guys stole part of our gear from Elfin Lakes hut at Garibaldi Park.

My friend and me departed very early from hut on Sunday morning to climb East Face of Garibaldi. We left some extra stuff in the hut. Afternoon we realized that some stuff is missing. My therm-a-rest, his stove and small alarm clock. We probably look naive to you but we have many years of climbing experience in Europe and here, in Canada.

We made mistake thinking that because we don't like to even touch other people's stuff nobody will touch ours, but ...

There is only one answer to all this problems: to go higher and deeper into mountains. From all my experince I can tell that if you go higher on the mountains you will meet better people.

I bought new therm-a-rest and everything is OK but my friend still missing badly small Telefunken alarm clock, 15 years old, present from his mom when he went to university. Value of that clock is 25 cents on the garage sale but for him much, much more.

So, see you somewhere where parking climbers from Squamish or mountaineers from BC huts doesn't like to go.

Cheers,

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Zoran

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Never ever pull out a metal bar and confront a thief….. they should never see you coming.

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So there's no hope then? Dammit. I want to go to Squamish in the worst way, but I don't want to worry about these fucking thieves stealing anything and everything.

 

Will the thieves steal things from the campground if you leave your tent up and some stuff inside?

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Wasn't one of the local shops offering storage space for a minimal donation or something? tlg? murraysovereign? snoboy?

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last night thieves stole the entire town of squamish! by now it has been broken up at a chop shop and soon little bits of squamish, and cheap pirated copies made in guangdong, wiull be available for purchase on the streets of hong kong.

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