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Man arrested after snorting drug outside Whistler RCMP detachment, running from police

Also in Police Briefs: Man arrested after breaking business' window; inebriated mailbox smasher ticketed for causing a nuisance

An alleged drug user was arrested last week after deciding to get his fix near Whistler's RCMP headquarters. 

In a release, police said a member was working inside the detachment on Thursday, July 21 when they reported hearing "a commotion." 

The Mountie stepped outside to assess the situation, where they spotted a man snorting a drug "believed to be cocaine." When the officer attempted to arrest the man he decided to flee on foot, but was quickly caught and arrested for drug possession and obstructing a peace officer.

(The province announced earlier this year that B.C. had been granted an exemption under the federal Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to remove criminal penalties for people found to be in possession of 2.5 grams or less of certain illicit substances for personal use, but that decriminalization is only due to go into effect on Jan. 31, 2023.)

RCMP released the individual with a promise to appear in court at a later date.

Police were unable to share what time that incident (or those listed below) occurred. The arrest was one of the 136 files opened by Whistler RCMP between Wednesday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 26, including seven collision investigations. 

Surveillance cameras catch man smashing local business' window

The following day, July 22, Whistler RCMP headed to the Upper Village to respond to reports of a smashed window at a local business.

Police said a man was captured by surveillance video tearing a pamphlet holder off a wall in the 4200 block of Glacier Lane and using it to break the window.

The individual was later identified and arrested for mischief. He was also released from custody with a future court date.

Man caught 'smashing mailboxes' slapped with tickets for public inebriation and causing a nuisance

A man's Sunday mailbox-smashing spree in Whistler Cay was interrupted by police on July 24. 

According to police, Whistler RCMP responded to two reports of a disturbance after a caller told Mounties they had observed a man "smashing mailboxes" near Balsam Way.

Members attended the scene, where they managed to locate the man and arrest him for causing a disturbance.

Police released the individual from custody after he had sobered up, issuing him a provincial violation ticket for being drunk in a public place and a bylaw ticket for causing a nuisance.

No damage to the mailboxes was reported.

Drivers ticketed, cars impounded after being caught speeding on Sea to Sky Highway

In between responding to reports of disturbances— and, not to mention, Sunday's fatal double shooting— Whistler RCMP members were busy on the roads enforcing traffic safety this week.

During one shift in particular, police conducting speed enforcement and safety checks on Highway 99 issued a total 21 violation tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act. That including two excessive speeding tickets that led to drivers’ cars being impounded, according to RCMP.

Whistlerites with any information to share about the above files are asked to contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Crime Stoppers, online or by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS, to stay anonymous. 


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