A smash and grab at a local art gallery on Whistler Way resulted in the theft of roughly $15,000 in jewellery.
The police responded to an audible alarm at the store just after 4 a.m. on Mar. 9. A thief, his face covered, broke through the glass door of the establishment, smashed a nearby glass case and quickly stole the jewellery before leaving.
The RCMP is investigating security footage from the store, as well as nearby businesses to try and identify the suspect, as well as another man who was outside the store when the theft occurred. If you have any information, contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
The RCMP also received a report of a break-and-enter the next day involving a property on the 4000 block of Whistler Way that occurred between 8 p.m. and midnight on March 8. The thief gained entry through an unlocked living room window and stole a GoPro Hero III camera and charger, a laptop, a leather bag, sunglasses and a small amount of cash.
On March 11 at 9:41 a.m. the RCMP received a report of tools stolen from a locked garage and job site on Cypress Place.
Man charged after family fight
A 52-year-old Whistler male was released under conditions not to return home or talk to his brother after he was charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats at roughly 7 p.m. on Mar. 7. The suspect lived on the upper floor of a house on the 6500 block of Balsam Way, and according to the brother and another witness the suspect threatened him with a knife over an argument related to his housing issues.
The suspect is to have no contact with his brother or the property until his first court appearance on April 7.
Intoxicated pedestrian ok after being struck by vehicle
A 23-year-old Australian visitor to Whistler declined health care after being struck by the driver's side mirror of a vehicle at roughly 5:52 a.m. on Mar. 10.
According to the RCMP, a vehicle with passengers was driving along Highway 99 at Village Gate when he noticed the male standing in the middle of the road. The male was wearing all dark clothing and the driver did not see him until the last minute. He swerved to avoid the male but hit him with the mirror.
The police and ambulance attended. The driver was found to be sober, while the intoxicated pedestrian was not injured seriously enough to require health care. The police are not filing charges against the driver, and likely won't charge the pedestrian either.
Police investigate public masturbator
The Whistler RCMP received a report on the morning of March 11 from a residence on the 4300 block of Northlands Boulevard of a man masturbating in public in the early hours that morning. A male was on his balcony when he looked down and saw a man, pants around his ankles and masturbating while looking up at the window. The male quickly left the area and the resident locked his balcony door, and didn't call police about the incident until the morning.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male in his late 20s with short hair. He was wearing jeans. It's unknown whether the suspect is the same male who has been spotted on at least three other occasions this winter.
If you have any information or saw anything, contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.