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Man reportedly seen masturbating near Olympic Plaza

Police Briefs: Washington teen prank calls cops following friends' arrest; Lions Bay Theft

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Police were unable to locate a man who was seen allegedly masturbating near Olympic Plaza last week.

At around 8 p.m. on March 3, a man called Whistler RMCP to say that his daughter and niece had just been followed by an unidentified male who had exposed himself near the plaza's outdoor ice rink. The suspect was seen leaving towards Blackcomb Way.

He was described as being Caucasian, in his late 30s or early 40s, 1.8 metres (six feet tall), with a slim build, medium-length brown hair and scruffy beard, wearing a grey toque, grey ski jacket and baggy dark blue jeans.

Only 15 minutes later, a woman reported that she had just been grabbed from behind in the buttocks by a man on the Valley Trail near Day Lot 5. Although the clothing he was wearing did not match the original suspect, R. Const. Steve LeClair said the physical description did.

Seeking vengeance for friends' arrest, Washington teen cries wolf

Whistler RMCP let a 19-year-old Washington man off easy last week after he tried to pull a prank on police following his friends' arrest.

On the night of March 3, three men were ejected from a Whistler nightclub after one of the males allegedly punched a bouncer in the nose. After the doorman went inside, two of the suspects got into an argument with another staff member.

Officers attended and arrested all three for assault before they were taken back to the detachment. As the doorman did not wish to press charges, the 20- and 21-year-old brothers from Idaho and the 21-year-old Washington male were eventually released once sober with bylaw tickets for public intoxication.

Then, at roughly 3:15 a.m., police received a phone call from someone "breathing heavily and claiming someone was being shot" in the village, LeClair said. The caller hung up before phoning back, this time alleging that multiple people were being shot at.

"He sounded heavily intoxicated," LeClair said of the mystery caller.

When officers called the cellphone number back, they heard a voicemail with a surname that was the same as one of the males involved in the nightclub dustup earlier in the night. Police tracked the group to a hotel where the 19-year-old brother of the Washington male who was previously detained was arrested. Officers considered recommending charging the teen with the criminal offence of public mischief, but ultimately issued him a bylaw ticket for obstruction.

Couple sought following Lions Bay break-in.

Squamish RCMP is seeking help in locating two suspects following a significant theft from a Lions Bay home.

Brenden Eslick and Samantha Pelletier allegedly stole over $500,000 in expensive items, including Palhavi gold coins, Persian rugs, 24-carat gold old Persian kingdom earrings, a necklace, ring and bracelet set, and personal documentation.

The suspects are also wanted in connection with theft of the homeowners' vehicle, a 2003 Grey Toyota Camry with B.C. licence plate 602 JEP.

Eslick and Pelletier may be in British Columbia, but also have connections to Alberta.

Those with any information about the whereabouts of Eslick, Pelletier, or the missing items, should contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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