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New Westminster man arrested after pulling knife in Whistler restaurant, police say

Police Briefs: Stolen truck leads to arrest in Vancouver; camera equipment stolen

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A New Westminster man is facing charges after he allegedly pulled a knife at a village restaurant, police said.

At about 3:05 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, police responded to a report of a male that had gotten into a fight, pulled a knife and was "pointing it at people in a restaurant at Marketplace," according to a release.

Officers attended and arrested the suspect and took him into custody. Police said the knife was located nearby.

"Whistler RCMP remains committed to providing a safe community for residents and visitors alike," police said in a release. "Violence, particularly when accompanied by weapons, will not be tolerated."

The 22-year-old suspect was subsequently released from custody to appear in North Vancouver court at a later date.

Stolen truck leads to 'well-known' offender in Vancouver, police say

Whistler police said a truck stolen from Function Junction last week eventually led investigators to a "well known" property offender in Vancouver, who now faces charges.

On Friday, Oct. 12, Whistler RCMP received a report of a theft of a grey 2001 Toyota Tundra from a secure parking lot. In a release, police said the chain enclosing the parking area had been cut.

Then, at about 2:10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, Vancouver police arrested a man driving the stolen truck on Abbott Street. The suspect, a 49-year-old male of no fixed address, is previously known to Whistler RCMP, police said.

The man is scheduled to appear at Vancouver court at a later date.

Camera equipment reported stolen from Nesters Road home

Whistler police are looking into the reported theft of camera equipment from a home on Nesters Road last week.

Last Thursday, Oct. 11, police received a call from an individual who said their GoPro camera and stabilizer, valued at approximately $1,000, went missing from a home in the 7000 block of Nesters Road. Police said the theft occurred sometime between 6 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 6 a.m. the following day.

The RCMP is asking anyone with information about this or any other crime to contact the detachment at 604-932-3044 or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

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