The RCMP has your number
The Whistler-Pemberton RCMP and the Whistler Fire Department are working together to improve house numbering in Whistler. Their goal is to encourage residents to make their numbers more visible for emergency services.
Besides faster pizza delivery, the benefits are:
Faster response time for emergency services when responding to an emergency situation;
Less chance of personal injury when people are in immediate danger;
Can minimize damage to personal property;
Greater safety for emergency services personnel when responding to a call.
The RCMP and Fire Department have purchased a large quantity of house numbers. They will be available to the public throughout the month of March from the Whistler detachment office, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Counterfeit bills, travellers cheques in circulation
The RCMP is investigating three occurrences of counterfeit $10 bills in the last three weeks.
The suspects involved are possibly young males, one of whom is described as approximately 15 years of age, wearing a red ball cap and a long black leather jacket.
The first incidences were reported in early February, and the most recent complaint was Feb. 24 at the North Short Credit Union.
If employs receive any bills that they believe are counterfeit, the RCMP is asking companies, hotels and banks to take note of a suspects description.
On Feb. 21, the RCMP responded to a complaint of a counterfeit travellers cheque that was cashed by Fibre Option on Jan. 23. The serial number of the cheque is FK32-710-111. The suspect cashing the cheque is described as a female in her 30s.
The RCMP believe that there are a number of these cheques in circulation, and are advising stores to be on the lookout, and to obtain a description of the suspect.
If you have any information on the counterfeit bills or travellers cheques, contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.
Police seek television thieves
On Feb. 21, the Whistler RCMP responded to a call at the Casa restaurant regarding the theft of two 42 inch plasma television screens. The theft occurred between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. A thief or thieves entered through the rear door of the restaurant, possibly using a pry bar to open the steel-framed door.
The value of the televisions is estimated at $20,000.
The investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information regarding the theft, contact Constable Young at 604-932-3044.