Whistler police are investigating a pair of break-ins to a communal mailbox in Bayshores that occurred over the span of a few weeks.
The first incident occurred overnight on Sept. 6, when the mailbox in the 2700 block of Cheakamus Way was reportedly pried open. Mail is thought to have been stolen, police said. Then, on Monday, Sept. 24, RCMP responded to a second break-in report at the same mailbox; again, police said the box was forced open sometime the previous night and that mail was likely stolen.
"While police continue to try and identify who is responsible for these thefts, the RCMP want to remind people to be vigilant and report suspicious activity around communal mailboxes, pay attention if you do not receive mail that you had expected and don't let mail build up in your mailbox," police urged in a release.
The RCMP reminded that the most common reason for this type of crime is identity theft, and urged anyone who believes they may have been the victim of identify theft to immediately notify their bank and credit card company. They also urged potential victims to contact either Equifax at 866-828-5961 or Trans Union at 1-800-663-9980 to request a fraud alert be placed on their credit record.
Reports can also be made to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at antifraudcentre.ca.
Pitt Meadows man becomes 'combative' with police, injures cop following drug arrest
A Pitt Meadows man is facing charges after police said he "became combative" and injured an officer following his arrest, according to the RCMP.
At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, officers on foot patrol along the Village Stroll observed the suspect holding what appeared to be cocaine, police said. As Mounties attempted to take the man into custody, he reportedly grew more aggressive and ultimately injured one of the attending officers.
The 22-year-old was eventually released with a future court date and now faces several charges, including possession of a controlled substance and obstruction of a peace officer, according to police.
No serious injuries in vehicle rollover south of Whistler
A Squamish man was lucky to escape without serious injuries after rolling his vehicle south of Whistler last week, police said.
At about 9:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a single vehicle rollover about 10 kilometres south of Function Junction. The investigation revealed that the driver of the grey Toyota RAV lost control of the vehicle on the wet pavement of Highway 99 and slid off the road before rolling to a stop, police said.
The 39-year-old driver was not seriously hurt in the crash, Mounties said.
"Whistler RCMP want to remind the public that the weather is changing and so are the road conditions," read a release. "Please take care when driving, slow down and allow for a little extra time to arrive at your destination safely."