Man slashed, gun pulled during dispute 

RCMP investigating Feb. 21 assault in White Gold neighbourhood

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Police are investigating while victims are looking through police mug shuts, hoping to identify any of the three men involved in an altercation on Ambassador Crescent on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

According to police, a group of nine people was leaving a house and preparing to drive to the village when three men accosted the group. A fight ensued in which at least one person was slashed with a knife around the head, suffering minor injuries. Another male suffered a cut on his head he does not believe was caused by the knife, and one of the suspects is alleged to have pulled a handgun on the group. The men fled in a dark-coloured Ford F150 truck before police could arrive.

The RCMP got the call at 11:19 p.m. The injured men were taken to the Whistler Health Care Centre for treatment of minor injuries. All were released that evening.

It's not known what provoked the attack. Two of the attackers were described as middle eastern or East Indian, while the third was a white male.

If you have information about the attack, contact the RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Intoxicated man in wrong house

At 4:19 a.m. on Feb. 22 the RCMP received a call from the 4300 block of Northlands Boulevard after a man woke up to find another male standing in his bedroom. The male was intoxicated and took off his shoes, believing that he was in a different residence. The intruder told the resident that it was okay; he was only going to lie down.

The RCMP arrested the male for break and enter, and then for public intoxication. A 23-year-old from D'Arcy was held overnight, and after confirming that he had no record of break-and-enter those charges were dropped.

Roommate dispute results in assault

Just after 3 a.m. on Feb. 23 the RCMP received a call about a roommate dispute that turned ugly, resulting in an eye injury to a third party.

According to the RCMP the one roommate came home with two friends, and a verbal argument ensued with the roommate who was still at home. According to the report, the roommate that came home punched a hole in the second roommates' door, and the second roommate alleged that she was punched in the face as well and had a scrape on her chin. The second roommate punched one of the friends of the first roommate in the eye, breaking her glasses and piercing her eyelid with a piece of glass.

The second roommate is facing assault charges, as the investigation continues.

Chicago man arrested after attack

A 26-year-old from Chicago was arrested and held after an assault inside a local nightclub just after midnight on Feb. 28. According to the police report, the man was standing on the dance floor and holding a beer in one hand, and bumped into another male. The other male apologized and turned away, at which point the suspect broke his bottle over the 21-year-old victim's head.

The door staff saw the incident and held the man until the police arrived.

The victim was not seriously injured in the attack and did not require medical assistance.

The suspect was held for court and is facing a charge for assault with a weapon.

Crime spree traced back to Surrey

A vehicle reported stolen in Surrey on Feb. 22 or 23 and found in Whistler on Feb. 25 is likely linked to a string of thefts from motor vehicles reported in an underground parking area on the 4600 block of Northlands Boulevard and an underground parking area on Painted Cliff.

At least seven vehicles were broken into between Feb. 24 and Feb.25, culminating with the theft of licence plates from a Washington State vehicle and the theft of a green 1998 Audi A4 from the Painted Cliff parkade. The RCMP have called in fingerprinting services, and believe the same suspect is responsible for the calls.

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