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Police looking for help identifying female fraud suspect

Police Briefs: Impaired driving offences; mock exercise at Pemberton Secondary

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Police are turning to the public for help identifying a woman connected to a series of credit card frauds in Whistler.

Just before 10:30 a.m. on June 17, a woman allegedly used a credit card that wasn’t hers at multiple local retailers. Police said the woman utilized the card’s tap feature to purchase the goods.

The owner of the credit card reported to police that their wallet had been lost or stolen the day before the fraudulent transactions were made.

Police have released a still from security footage of the suspect in hopes of identifying her. Anyone who recognized the woman is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous.

'Concerning number' of impaired drivers over weekend, police say

Police say there was “a concerning number” of drunk driving complaints and investigations over the past weekend.

Between Friday, June 15 and Sunday, June 17, Whistler RCMP issued seven 90-day immediate roadside prohibitions, one three-day and one 12-hour driving suspension for impaired driving. Police said they also handed out a 24-hour driver’s licence suspension due to impairment by drugs.

“Impaired driving is a detachment priority and the public is reminded that they will be met with zero tolerance by police should they choose to operate a motor vehicle while impaired,” stated a release.

RCMP joins first responders for impaired driving awareness event at Pemberton Secondary School

With graduation fast approaching, the Pemberton RCMP teamed up with a number of emergency agencies last week to host an event aimed at curbing drunk driving.

On June 13, representatives from the RCMP, BC Emergency Health Services, Pemberton Fire Rescue and Mothers Against Drunk Driving attended Pemberton Secondary School to conduct “a mock impaired driving crash” for students from Grade 10 to 12. The exercise was followed by a presentation from local officers who explained to students the steps taken in an impaired driving investigation. Police said the event was timed around the Class of 2018’s upcoming graduation.

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