Whistler Media Briefs ending April 7, 2020
2020-04-07 14:26 PDT
Bus with stolen property
On April 4, 2020 at approximately 8:45 AM, Whistler RCMP were called to the intersection of Highway 99 and Function Junction, Whistler, BC for a report of mischief to a highway sign that had occurred earlier in the night. Police learned that batteries from the sign had been removed and the sign knocked over and damaged. Police were able to identify a possible suspect(s) associated to a 1990, black bus that appeared to have been converted into a camper in the area of the theft and mischief. Later in the day RCMP received a second call of a possible match to the bus in the Pemberton area and police attended to speak to the occupants. As a result of that interaction, two people were taken into custody for possession of stolen property and possession of a controlled substance believed to be crystal meth. It is believed the suspects were planning on remaining in the local area for several weeks if not months had they not been located by police. One of the suspects, a 36 year old female from Vancouver was released pending charge approval and the second suspect, a 40 year old male from Vancouver was held in custody due to an outstanding warrant for his arrest and then released pending charge approval.
Motorhome with stolen property
On April 4, 2020 at approximately 8:40 PM, Whistler RCMP stopped a 2018, White, rental motorhome in the area of Highway 99 and Lake Placid Road after it was observed to be driving erratically. Police found six people inside the motorhome. None of the occupants appeared to have rented the vehicle and were unclear as to how they came into possession of the motorhome. Police investigation revealed that the motorhome was obtained by fraudulent means and all occupants were detained. Police further discovered several pieces of identification that appears to have been stolen including driver’s licences, passports, cheques and identification cards. The motorhome was seized pending return to the rightful owner and a further police search to be conducted for any additional stolen property. All six suspects, two 41 year old males from Vancouver, two females (30 and 36 years old) from Vancouver and one youth from Coquitlam were released pending charge approval. Whistler and Pemberton RCMP believe that these two incidents are associated and request that if anyone has any further information regarding this these two vehicles or their occupants to please contact the Whistler RCMP at 604 932-3044 or Crimestoppers.
S/Sgt. Paul HayesNorth Zone Commander
Sea to Sky Detachment RCMP Whistler/Pemberton
seatosky.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
4315 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B49
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