Overall crime down 5 per cent in Whistler in 2016 

RCMP seek woman in alleged bike theft

click to enlarge PHOTO COURTESY OF THE RCMP - PERSON OF INTEREST The RCMP is seeking to identify a woman who was captured on surveillance video in the village Aug. 14 as part of an investigation into a bike theft.
  • Photo courtesy of the RCMP
  • PERSON OF INTEREST The RCMP is seeking to identify a woman who was captured on surveillance video in the village Aug. 14 as part of an investigation into a bike theft.

There's a bit of a decrease in Whistler crime stats.

In a update of the Community Policing and Traffic statistics to the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 16, Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Neil Cross detailed that from January 2016 to the end of July, assaults have decreased by 10 per cent, auto theft has decreased by 16 per cent and break-and-enters were down 20 per cent, and thefts from autos were down 23 per cent.

In the same period, there were 224 drug offences, but overall crime is down five per cent from January.

But in an earlier traffic-service presentation for the same 2016 period to the end of July, Whistler RCMP Sgt. Rob Knapton cited a total 223 traffic cases, of which 34 were recommended for charges.

There were 736 violations but of those, a ticket or warning was issued for 347 of them. As well, there were 389 notice orders issued, which includes warning or notices of inspection.

For impaired-driving violations, there were 17 three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP); one seven-day IRP; 10 90-day IRPs and five impaired charges that were forward to Crown Counsel for charges.

Bike theftin the village

The RCMP is investigating a bike theft, which occurred on Aug. 14 in Whistler. RCMP report that the owner of a black medium Specialized Enduro had locked his bike to a rack in the village at 1 p.m., only to find it missing when he returned.

The police are looking to identify a woman - whose image was captured on surveillance video - who was observed in the area. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604?932?3044.

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