On June 24 the Whistler RCMP received a report from a local business that several tires had been slashed. The damage occurred between June 17 and June 20, which overlaps with a report from last week where tires on vehicles belonging to Mayor Ken Melamed, Municipal Administrator Bill Barratt, Barratt's wife and one of Barratt's neighbours were slashed late Sunday, June 19 or early morning on June 20.
The RCMP would not identify the company, but said the additional reports were from Legacy Way in Cheakamus Crossing. The extent of the damage includes three tires on a dump truck, two tires on a transfer trailer behind a different dump truck, one tire on a paving truck belonging to an excavation company and four tires on a pickup truck.
The RCMP is investigating all cases, and whether they might be related. Over 20 tires were slashed in the reported cases.
The police would not speculate on a motive, but both the mayor and administrator have come under fire regarding the handling of the asphalt plant in Cheakamus Crossing, which is still operating despite a cease and desist order for producing asphalt on the site.
Vehicle recovered, but important keys still missing
At noon on June 21 the RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle in the Stonebridge area. Some broken glass was found at the scene, and it's believed the suspect used a spare key in the vehicle to drive away.
The RCMP investigated and searched Alta Lake Road and the day skier lots, but the vehicle wasn't located until June 23 on Alta Lake Road. But while the vehicle was recovered, a ring of keys had gone missing. The vehicle belonged to a cleaner, and the keys were for her clients' homes. She has since alerted her customers, 11 residences and one business, regarding the missing keys.
The police are still investigating and the vehicle was examined for fingerprints and other forensic evidence.
Bike thefts continue; writing down serial numbers recommended
At 5:30 a.m. on June 22, a residence in Rainbow contacted the RCMP to let it know that four bikes - three Konas and a Devinci valued at $10,000 - had been stolen from their garage overnight.
It's believed that the thief entered the unlocked vehicle in the driveway and used the remote garage door opener to gain entry to the garage and home. The owners woke up when they realized that the lights were on, but when they investigated the bikes were already gone. They don't know what time the bikes were taken.
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