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Whistler RCMP arrest man after 'random assault' in Creekside

Police Briefs: $15K worth of snowboards and bikes reported stolen from Nordic home; Mounties urge caution when floating on River of Golden Dreams

Whistler police arrested a suspect this week who allegedly punched another man randomly and who investigators believe may have been involved in several other disturbances in recent weeks. 

At approximately 9:45 a.m. on Monday, June 27, the Whistler RCMP got an anonymous tip about a fight between two males at the Creekside bus stop at Gondola Way and London Lane. Investigators soon learned a man walked up and grabbed another man's coffee, threw it at him, and punched him. Witnesses called 911 and the suspect left the scene, police said in a release. 

“We are concerned with this male’s erratic behaviour and believe he may have been involved in several disturbance calls over the past couple of weeks," police continued, noting the incident was a "random assault." 

The morning after the reported attack, police identified the man in Marketplace and arrested him. 

$15K worth of bikes, snowboards reported stolen from Nordic home 

Whistler police continue to investigate a reported break-and-enter to a Nordic Estates home this week that resulted in the theft of several bikes and snowboards, according to a release. 

At about 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27, Whistler RCMP responded to a break-and-enter in the 2600 block of Wolverine Crescent. Police said the suspects stole three bikes and a few snowboards worth an estimated value of $15,000. 

"When storing your expensive sporting equipment, it’s good practice to ensure these items are locked and secured within the storage area," police said in the release. 

The break-and-enter is believed to have occurred between June 15 and 26. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044, or, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

High waters on the River of Golden Dreams 

The Whistler RCMP is urging the public to use caution when floating down the River of Golden Dreams, which has seen high water levels in recent days. 

“The river is running fast at the moment due to the high water levels. Floaters need to use caution especially near the train bridge as there is not much clearance at this time. I would like to remind the public to always wear a personal flotation device," said Cpl. Nate Miller in a release. 

The public can also expect to see more police presence in the area. “We want to ensure that people are being responsible and not drinking in public or driving while intoxicated after enjoying a float down the river," Miller added.