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Stolen vehicle recovered in West Vancouver
A vehicle that was stolen in Whistler in the early hours of Oct. 19 was recovered in West Vancouver on Oct. 21 with signs of damage on the door and to the ignition. Police forensic teams are examining the vehicle for clues
There were several other attempts to steal vehicles in Whistler the same evening.
The first report was related to the break in of an underground parking area on Dave Murray Place. Three vehicles had their windows smashed, but nothing was stolen. However, the thief did take a card key, which was used to access the storage room and steal a Giant Reign mountain bike.
As well, there was a report of a vehicle break-in on the 3200 block of St. Moritz with damage reported to the ignition; a report of a vehicle break-in on the 2000 block of Squaw Valley Crescent with damage to the ignition; and a report of a vehicle break-in with damage reported to the ignition on the 2000 block of Whistler Way.
The RCMP is continuing to investigate the break-ins, and believe the same person could be responsible.
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Impaired drivers pulled over
The Whistler RCMP handed out three Immediate Roadside Prohibitions (IRP) to drivers last week, the highest number reported in several months.
The first involved a 17-year-old Whistler girl who had driven her vehicle off the road on Arbutus Street and into some bushes at roughly 2 a.m. on Oct. 18. On Oct. 21, the RCMP stopped a vehicle at Highway 99 and Cheakamus Lake Road, resulting in a failed test for a 26-year-old Whistler male. On Oct. 23 at 4 a.m. the RCMP stopped a vehicle driving erratically at Alta Lake Road, resulting in a failed test for a 49-year-old Whistler male.
All three received 90-day driving prohibitions, 30-day vehicle impounds and other fines and conditions imposed under provincial IRP laws.
Squamish thefts traced back to suspects
Two suspects known to police have been arrested in a Squamish property crime spree that ran from the morning of Oct. 19 to the following day.
At 10:45 a.m. on Oct. 19, RCMP responded to a report of two suspicious males pushing a dirt bike along the road near Garibaldi Courts in the 1900 block of Garibaldi Way. The police attended and noted two males fleeing from the area, catching one of them. They arrested a 30-year-old Squamish male known to the police, while another 32-year-old they recognized escaped on a bicycle. Charges of theft and possession of stolen properties are being pursued against the males after it was discovered that the motorcycle had been taken from an underground storage locked on the 1400 block of Pemberton Avenue.