Fight over taxi leads to injuries for man 

Police News: underground parking lot targeted by car thieves, man charged with breach of probation

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A late-night dispute over a taxicab reportedly led to a man being beaten bloody by three attackers early Thursday, Nov. 27.

Police were notified of the apparent fight around 2 a.m. by a taxi driver who said someone "was punched in the head" near Lot A in the village, said Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair. Officers attended and observed a man lying on the ground with blood coming from his mouth.

A witness at the scene told police the alleged victim got into a fight over a cab with three males, who knocked him on the ground and kicked him in the face. Both the witness and the victim were unable to provide descriptions of the assailants, who were taken to an address on Panorama Ridge. Police were unable to track down the group.

The investigation continues.

Breach of probation for man found near elementary school

A 54-year-old Mount Currie man faces charges of breach of probation after he was seen near Signal Hill Elementary School in Pemberton on Monday, Dec. 1.

"He was on probation with conditions not to be within a one-block radius of any place where persons under 16 may be found," LeClair said, who noted the man had his pants fly unzipped at the time he was apprehended.

The 54 year old was taken to cells and remains in custody.

Four vehicles reportedly broken into in parking garage

Police believe a series of vehicle break-ins at an underground parking garage in Whistler are linked.

Four vehicles were reportedly accessed on either Nov. 25 or 26 in the 4300 block of Northlands Boulevard. In each case, the driver's side door lock was found punched in. Items stolen include an iPhone, charger, three pairs of sunglasses, key cards and bike cage locks. Police subsequently contacted the strata management company in charge to deactivate the stolen garage key cards and change the locks on the bike cage.

"All (the thefts) are expected to be by the same people," said Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair.

Another vehicle was reportedly broken into Nov. 26 at the underground parking garage in Creekside.

Two phone chargers and a cell phone radio adaptor were allegedly taken.

The investigation is ongoing.

ATV, generator reported stolen from construction site

A Honda Rubicon ATV and generator valued at $10,000 total were reported stolen from a construction site in Pemberton Tuesday, Dec. 2.

A complainant informed police of the alleged theft around 1 p.m., which took place at a worksite on the Upper Lillooet Forest Service Road. The site was secured by a padlock, which was found snapped off. It is believed the incident took place sometime between Nov. 27 and Dec. 1.

The investigation is ongoing.


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