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Impaired driving continues


On May 2 at 8 p.m. the Whistler RCMP observed a southbound vehicle speeding in the Spring Creek area and pulled the driver over. Police say the man was exhibiting signs of impairment and they administered a roadside test, which the 32-year-old male driver from Richmond failed.

Tests that were later administered at the detachment resulted in two samples of .170 and .160, or twice the legal limit. In addition to the initial 24-hour driving prohibition he was also charged with impaired driving and driving over 0.08 per cent.

The RCMP also handed out two 24-hour driving prohibitions, on May 3 and 4.


Two break and enters reported

On May 2 at 10:30 p.m. the RCMP received a call regarding a break-and-enter at Club Intrawest. They are looking for the public's assistance in identifying the suspect.

The victims were using the pool and it is believed that the suspect - a suspicious male hanging around the pool area wearing a down jacket and carrying an umbrella - took their swipe card from their belongings, and then headed to the room. Missing items include a Coach purse, a Nikon camera and a wallet.

The individuals made the mistake of writing their room number on the card.

"The public is reminded not to put room numbers on keys, that's the reason hotels don't do it," said Sergeant Shawn LeMay of the Whistler RCMP. "You should also make it as difficult as possible for someone to grab your key like putting it under your insole and make it as inconvenient as possible. Most crimes are crimes of opportunity."

A second break and enter occurred overnight on May 3 to May 4 at the office of a property management company. The incident was reported on the morning on May 4 by employees. The thief or thieves stole cash, computers, a laptop, an external hard drive and a "significant" number of keys to properties.

The company will be contacting the affected properties and changing locks, but the RCMP are recommending that people call their property management companies to ensure that they were not among the affected properties.

"Everyone in the community, and especially those that are staying in rental properties, is asked to be extra diligent in securing their places, reporting any suspicious activity and being careful about people asking questions about where they live," said Sgt. LeMay.

There were signs of forced entry at the property management office. Forensics teams have been called in to investigate.

Anyone with any information related to this case is asked to call the RCMP at 604-932-3044, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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