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Whistlerite poses as delivery driver to steal pricy bottle of scotch

Also in Police Briefs this week: Mounties investigating thefts from outdoors stores; impaired drivers taken off the road
Whistler police dealt with 144 files between Jan. 3 and 9.

A Whistler man posing as a delivery driver reportedly stole a pricey bottle of liquor from an Upper Village restaurant this week, according to police. 

Police said in a release that on Sunday, Jan. 8, the local man walked into the restaurant in the 4500 block of Chateau Boulevard, passing himself off as a food delivery driver, before taking a bottle of 18-year-old malt scotch whisky valued at $200 (hey, at least the guy has good taste). 

After staff reported the theft, Mounties found and arrested the suspect. Ultimately, restaurant staff chose not to pursue charges, after they arranged with the thief to pay for the liquor. 

Police investigating thefts from various outdoor stores 

Whistler RCMP continues to investigate after three separate reports of theft from different local outdoor stores. 

Reported on Jan. 3, police said a hat, two jackets, and a helmet, valued together at nearly $2,000, were taken. 

Officers "continue following up with various avenues of investigation to identify the suspect," police said in the release. 

The week in policing 

Those are just two of the 144 files Mounties dealt with between Jan. 3 and 9. 

Among those, there were two mental health-related calls, eight vehicle collision investigations, and two instances of local drivers being taken off the road—one three-day suspension after the driver displayed "mild signs of impairment" at a road stop, police said, and a 90-day suspension after a driver failed a breathalyzer test. 

Police ask anyone with information regarding any of the above files to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or to remain anonymous.