The Whistler RCMP are investigating after 10 vehicles in underground parking lots were broken into last weekend, with all incidents taking place between 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 and 5 a.m. the following morning.
The thefts occurred in the underground parking lots at the Lagoons, Valhalla and Northstar developments. All lots were secure with key access, and the RCMP are checking to ensure that these parking areas were in fact secure.
Thieves entered the vehicles by breaking the windows and unlocking the doors. The list of stolen items includes portable electronics and CDs, as well as various other items.
Drivers are asked not to leave valuables in their vehicles and to report any unusual activity to police.
In addition, the RCMP will be consulting with the management of the targeted facilities to improve crime prevention. The police have also called in support units to search for evidence because of the serial nature of the thefts.
If you have any information regarding the thefts, please contact the RCMP at 604-932-3044.
American charged with drug and weapons charges
The Whistler RCMP chased down and arrested a man in Whistler Village at approximately 2 a.m. on Jan. 22, after he was spotted walking through the village with a beige marijuana pipe. The RCMP approached the man, who was identified as 33-year-old Adam Charles Wright of Idaho, and asked to see his identification. The man complied, then immediately fled the area.
He was later caught after a brief search, and arrested with 14 grams of cocaine, 14 grams of marijuana, and two knives, which were found in his boot and his jacket pocket.
The investigation discovered that Wright was in Canada illegally. He was remanded under the criminal code and Canada Immigration Act, and sent to court in North Vancouver to face charges.
Jaw broken in altercation
The RCMP are searching for a man after a street fight turned ugly in Lot A at approximately 2:20 a.m. on Jan. 20.
According to the RCMP, a 21-year-old male from Comox was hit in the face with a rock, sustaining a broken jaw and several broken teeth. He was taken to the Whistler Health Care Centre for treatment and released. He later underwent surgery in Vancouver.
The suspect is described as a caucasian male, 19-25 years old, and six feet tall with a stocky build, pudgy face, blue eyes and scruffy blonde hair. He was wearing a green sweater and blue jeans, and is believed to have had an Australian accent.
If you have any information regarding the case, contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.