Weekly media briefs


2023-05-25 10:28 PDT

For week of May 16-22, 2023

2023-2351 et al – Impaired driving

During the past week, members investigated four impaired driving files either while on proactive patrol or in response to calls for service.

In one instance, police did a traffic check with an aggressive driver. During the interaction with police, the local driver showed physical signs of impairment and he failed two breath tests. In a second case, police did a traffic stop with a driver from the city who was excessively speeding, and she failed breath tests. In a third instance, a member on patrol saw a driver in care and control of a car and two men, passengers, stagger into the car. The member did a check with the driver, from out of area. He had liquor on his breath, and he failed breath testing. Police issued each of these drivers 90-day driving prohibitions and 30-day car impoundments.

In a fourth case, a member on proactive patrol saw a driver of a truck with passengers in the truck bed. Contrary to his new driver restrictions, this driver also had liquor in his body, and as a result the member issued him a three-day driving prohibition, a violation ticket, and impounded his car.

2023-2276/2023-2262 – Traffic enforcement

On May 18, 2023, a member on routine patrol in a 60 km/h zone saw a rental SUV speed at 107 km/h. The member did a check stop, issued the driver a violation ticket for excessive speed and impounded the SUV for seven days. The driver and his passengers left in taxi’s back to the city. Also, during the week members did 4-way stop sign enforcement at Cheakamus Way and Coyote Pl., issuing two violation tickets to drivers not obeying said stop signs.

2023-2311 – Victoria Day events

On May 22, 2023, General Duty and Bike Patrol members participated in the Whistler Children’s Festival at Olympic Plaza. Members handed out stickers, gave tours of a police car, and had their photos taken with children. 

Victoria Day long weekend enforcement

2023-2329 – Weapons

On May 21, 2023, just before 4:00 a.m., members responded to multiple calls of two drunk men causing a disturbance a restaurant in the 4300 block of Lorimer Rd. One man had a pocket knife and was trying to give out drugs. Police attended the scene and arrested one man for possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose the other man for being intoxicated in public. Both have since been released from custody with he first man having a future court date to deal with his weapons arrest.

2023-2313 – Mischief

On May 21, 2023, at about 5:15 p.m., police received a report of mischief to a storage shed and bike theft from the 70 block of Retta Lake Rd. Two youth kicked in a shed door and stole a bike. The complainant located the youth and wishes to resolve this matter civilly rather than through police.

2023-2318 – Unwanted Persons

On May 20, 2023, at about 9:40 p.m., police received a report from a restaurant in the 4300 block of Lorimar Rd. about a group of 10 youth disturbing staff and customers. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit - Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team was in the area and facilitated the group leaving without further incident.

Members also did extensive bike and foot patrols over the weekend, with a focus in the village and parks areas. With local RCMP members being part of the May Long Weekend Committee and collaborative pre-planning with safety partners, police were well prepared for weekend events and will be continuing this type of work.

Calls for service over the Victoria Day weekend were similar this year to last, with 89 this year, and 91 in 2022.

Police ask anyone with any information regarding the above files to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to the website www.solvecrime.ca


Released by

Cpl. Angela Kermer

Media Relations Officer
Sea to Sky RCMP
Office: 604-892-6137
Cell: 604 848-4793

Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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