Also in Police Briefs: Man arrested after smashing shop window; intoxicated mailbox breaker fined for causing a nuisance
A suspected drug addict was arrested last week after deciding to get his dose near RCMP headquarters in Whistler.
In a statement, police said a member was working inside the detachment on Thursday July 21 when they said they heard “a commotion”.
The gendarmerie came out to assess the situation, where they spotted a man snorting a drug “assumed to be cocaine”. When the officer attempted to arrest the man, he decided to flee on foot, but was quickly caught and arrested for possession of drugs and obstructing a peace officer.
(The province announced earlier this year that British Columbia had been granted an exemption under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to remove criminal penalties for people found in possession of 2.5 grams or less of certain substances. illicit for personal use, but this decriminalization is not expected to come into effect until January 31, 2023.)
The RCMP released the individual with a promise to appear in court at a later date.
Police were unable to share the time this incident (or those listed below) occurred. The arrest was among 136 files opened by Whistler RCMP between Wednesday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 26, including seven collision investigations.
Security cameras catch a man smashing the window of a local business
The following day, July 22, Whistler RCMP traveled to Upper Village to respond to reports of a broken window at a local business.
Police say a man was captured on CCTV ripping a brochure rack from a wall in the 4200 block of Glacier Lane and using it to smash the window.
The individual was later identified and arrested for mischief. He was also released with a future court date.
Man caught ‘smashing mailboxes’ slapped with tickets for public drunkenness and causing a nuisance
A man’s Sunday mailbox smashing spree in Whistler Cay was broken up by police on July 24.
Police say Whistler RCMP responded to two reports of a disturbance after a caller told the Mounted Police they saw a man “breaking through mailboxes” near Balsam Way.
Members attended the scene, where they were able to locate the man and arrest him for causing a disturbance.
Police released the individual from custody after he sobered up, issuing him a provincial ticket for being drunk in a public place and a ticket for causing a nuisance.
No damage to mailboxes was reported.
Drivers fined, cars confiscated after being caught speeding on Sea to Sky highway
Between responses to reports of unrest — and, not to mention Sunday’s deadly double shootings — Whistler RCMP have been busy on the roads enforcing traffic safety this week.
During one shift in particular, police conducting speed checks and security checks on Highway 99 issued a total of 21 tickets under the Motor Vehicle Act. That includes two speeding tickets that led to the drivers’ cars being seized, according to the RCMP.
Whistleblowers with information to share on the above files are asked to contact Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Crime Stoppers online or by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS to remain anonymous.