RCMP investigating bear spraying incident 

Police Briefs: ATV users escape fall; Several vehicle break-ins in past week

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Whistler RCMP is investigating a bear-spraying incident that left two men injured last week. Just after 11:15 p.m. on Aug. 3, police were called to the 5100 block of Alta Lake Road after a report of a male who had bear sprayed another man in the face. The investigation revealed a male had attended an address in the area and had ended up in a "physical altercation" with the resident, police said. The resident's father then came out to help when they were both sprayed in the face by a second male.

ATVers suffer only minor injuries in 200-metre fall

A pair of ATVers can thank their lucky stars after escaping a massive fall with only minor injuries last week. Police responded to a report of an ATV rollover near Cougar Mountain the evening of Aug. 1 and discovered the two occupants had tumbled approximately 200 metres down an embankment after skidding and losing control of the vehicle.

Intoxicated man 'verbally abusive' towards staff, police say

An intoxicated man was arrested last week after police said he was verbally abusive towards staff of a village business. When police arrived to the Blackcomb Way business, the male had already left the scene, but soon returned and was detained. He was taken to the local RCMP detachment where he was held until sober, police said.

Stolen vehicle turns up in Vancouver

A vehicle stolen from a Whistler parkade was later recovered in Vancouver, police said. On Aug. 4 RCMP received a report of a vehicle stolen from a parkade in the 4000 block of Whistler Way. The owner said she last saw her vehicle at 7:45 a.m. and noticed it was gone at 4:30 p.m. It was located in the city the following day. Another vehicle was reportedly broken into the same day in an underground parking lot, also on Whistler Way. Several items were reported stolen and damage was noted on the steering column, police said. The incident is believed to have occurred between 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 3.

Another break-in was reported on Drifter Way on Aug. 4 when a witness told police they saw a person sitting in their vehicle at approximately 1:30 a.m. with a headlamp on. When the suspect saw the caller they ran away and were not located, police said. Several items were reportedly stolen.

The busy day continued for police when a car parked in Day Lot 1 was reportedly broken into. Although nothing was stolen, the steering column in the vehicle was destroyed, police said.

Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or BC Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Bikes reported stolen

Whistler RCMP received two reports of stolen bicycles in the span of a day last week. On Aug. 5, the first tip came in of a bike stolen from an underground parking garage on Nancy Greene Drive. It is believed the theft occurred sometime between July 30 and Aug. 5. The bike is described as a red Giant Reign men's mountain bike with green pedal bars.

The second report came in the next day when a complainant told police a mountain bike was taken from an open garage on Gondola Way.

It is believed the theft occurred at roughly 4 p.m. when the garage had been left open for a couple minutes while the owner was inside.

The bike is described as a YT Industries Capra model with yellow accents and yellow wheels, and a "KCB" sticker on the top of the frame.

Anyone with information can contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or BC Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police on the lookout for stolen generator

Whistler RCMP is asking for the public's help in returning a generator reportedly stolen during last month's Ironman triathlon. The complainant told police the red Honda generator was stolen during the July 24 event from the corner of Mons Road and Nicklaus North Boulevard. The public is asked to contact police at 604-932-3044 or BC Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 with any relevant information.

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