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Police continue search for suspects connected to vehicle theft from Whistler worksite

RCMP briefs: Visitors caught dining-and-dashing; tablet stolen from village bar

The search continues for a pair of suspects linked to the reported theft of a vehicle from a Whistler worksite last week, police said in a release.  

At about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, a black 2003 Nissan Xterra was stolen by two unknown suspects from the 9000 block of Skiers Rest Drive in WedgeWoods. The SUV’s owner told police they saw an Asian male and Caucasian female inside the vehicle as they travelled south on Highway 99, before getting out of the car, entering a grey Toyota Camry and continuing south.

Police said officer patrols and forensic examination of the stolen vehicle came back with negative results. The recovered SUV was eventually returned to its owner.  

Out-of-town group caught dining-and-dashing from Whistler restaurant

A group of visitors were caught by police last week after they left a village restaurant without paying their bill, according to the Whistler RCMP.

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the group of five dined and dashed from a restaurant in the 4300 block of Blackcomb Way, police said. Staff chased one of the men from the party out of the restaurant, before the suspect ended up behind the nearby RCMP detachment, where officers detained him for fraudulently obtaining food and beverage, police said.

The man eventually returned to the establishment to pay the bill. The restaurant did not want to pursue charges as long as the tab was covered.

Computer tablet taken from Whistler bar

An unknown man allegedly stole a computer tablet from a Whistler Village bar last week, police said.

On Monday, Sept. 12, staff from the Mountain Square bar notified police that the man had stolen one of the establishment’s tablets sometime on Sept. 8.
The bar has surveillance video and credit card information for the possible suspect, and is turning over the information to the RCMP, Mounties said.

RCMP arrests impaired driver, nabs four locals at Whistler road check

Local police conducted both formal and informal impaired driving enforcement over the past week, including a road check in which officers assessed 50 drivers and arrested one man who was more than double the legal blood alcohol limit, police said.

Officers also issued four immediate roadside driving prohibitions to five other drivers, four of whom reside in the Whistler area, police said.

Between Sept. 13 and 19, Whistler RCMP dealt with 124 files, including three vehicle collision investigations, two Mental Health Act calls, and one reported theft from vehicle.