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RCMP: police investigating stabbings

Two stabbing incidents reported in Village



The Whistler RCMP are unravelling two separate reports of stabbings in Whistler Village, taking place in the early morning hours of Nov. 10.

At 1:49 a.m. the RCMP received a call from a doctor at the Whistler Health Care Centre regarding a male who was being treated for a suspected stab wound to his lower back. Earlier, at roughly 1 a.m. the police received a report of an alleged stabbing at a drinking establishment in Whistler Village.

The police attended the injured male and spoke to a friend who provided a statement. According to the witness, the male had become embroiled in a fight near the bathroom of a drinking establishment with a group of unidentified males. Nobody saw the knife and the victim wasn't immediately aware he was stabbed. He claimed he didn't remember much about the incident, and wasn't able to provide a description of the males.

The police are investigating, and have a suspect in mind. They believe the suspect may have been the first person stabbed in the drinking establishment earlier in the evening - his injuries were minor and didn't require treatment. At press time the police were still looking to bring the suspect in for questioning.

The RCMP is asking anyone who may have witnessed either incident to call the detachment at 604-932-3044. You can also contact Crime Stoppers to remain anonymous at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Quebec male charged with theft, dangerous driving

A 21-year-old from Quebec is facing three charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle and driving dangerously while trying to flee from the police.

At 7:45 a.m. on Nov. 9, a provincial RCMP traffic unit monitoring the highway in the Chance Creek area saw a silver Toyota Tundra drive past at 120km/h in an 80km/h zone. The RCMP officer attempted to stop the vehicle three times, but the driver refused to stop and was accelerating around other cars. A little later, he refused to stop for a police vehicle at the Alice Lake turnoff.

The vehicle was found soon afterward on the side of Highway 99 just south of Garibaldi Way. They believe the driver lost control, went off the road and crashed into some trees.

According to witnesses, the driver fled the area on foot wearing a red hoodie and a black backpack. The RCMP called in a dog unit, and tracked the male to a nearby backyard, where he was arrested. While he fled police he shed items of clothing.

During the investigation, the RCMP discovered that the vehicle had been stolen from a home at Whistler Cay. When they attended the residence just after 9 a.m. they woke the vehicle's owner, who had no idea his truck was missing since he last saw it at 9 p.m. the previous evening. There was damage to the vehicle, but the cost of repairing the truck was unknown at press time.

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