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Bear killed with crossbow
The Pemberton RCMP answered a call just after 9 p.m. on Aug. 21, after residents on the 7400 block of Dogwood Street heard a strange cry from their backyard and discovered a dead black bear impaled with a crossbow bolt. The police followed the blood trail to a neighbouring yard, where the resident admitted to shooting the bear.
The Conservation Officer Service picked up the animal for disposal and is considering charges against the owner of the crossbow. It is not bow hunting season and there is nothing to suggest that the bear was causing problems.
This is the second instance of a bear being killed by a crossbow in Sea to Sky, after a bear was found dead near Function Junction several months ago. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is now considering a bylaw that would make it illegal to bowhunt within municipal boundaries.
Three arrested for breach of conditions
Bank fraud wasn't the only type of fraud taking place this week. At midnight on Aug. 22 a female checked into two village hotel rooms using a MasterCard gift card. Suspicious, the front desk employee checked on the card information and determined it was fake.
The RCMP were contacted and attended the rooms where they arrested a 35-year-old woman from Richmond, a 40-year-old female from Surrey and a 39-year-old male from Abbotsford for breach of an undertaking related to similar fraud charges. The 35 year old from Richmond who booked the rooms is also facing a charge of possession of stolen money, in this case the MasterCard gift cards. All three suspects are known to police.
Teen assaulted at house party
A local 17 year old was assaulted just after midnight on Friday (early Saturday) after barring four unknown people from crashing his house party, according to the RCMP.
The male asked them to leave and was attacked by four suspects, who then did some damage to a vehicle in the driveway.
The police got the call at 12:12 a.m. on Saturday morning from the Alpine Meadows subdivision. The suspects had left by the time the police arrived. They found the teenager with a bruised left eye and chipped tooth.
Woman charged for assaulting police officer