Police blotter: November 1, 2019 edition

Constables and Mounties in Surrey, British Columbia, stopped a party bus after receiving a tip and found 40 intoxicated teenagers with open liquor containers, the Coast Mountain News reported in September.

Constable Richard Wright “said the bus driver received multiple violation tickets as a result of not having a chauffeur’s licence, having open liquor in the vehicle and more people on board than the 35-person-allowed capacity. For this incident, none of the youth were ticketed and they all had parents called, and the investigators made sure all the parents were present before any of the youths were released to their guardian.”

Sergeant Ian MacLellan, Surrey Royal Canadian Mounted Police traffic services commander, said police will continue to target the bus operator, who was not named because no charges had been filed against the company.

A passenger shuttle bus was stolen from a driver at San Francisco International Airport in August. Police said the man boarded the 16-passenger bus, operated by Skypark, authoritatively told incoming passengers they could not board and told passengers in the bus that they had to leave.

Police said the shuttle’s assigned driver feared for her safety and backed away as the bus departed.

The bus was abandoned in Berkeley, where it stalled while blocking three lanes of traffic. After the bus was towed to a garage, a mechanic found that it had run out of gas. At last word police were still seeking the suspect.

A commercial vehicle enforcement blitz in Burnaby, British Columbia, captured a truck with 15 violations in late August. It was in such bad shape it broke down during the inspection and had to be towed away.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, an inspector was writing eight mechanical defects and seven other violations when the truck stopped running.


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