A black bear has been returning to the Nesters Market area after getting into a bag of groceries that were left outside.
RCMP Sgt. Rob Knapton said the bruin found the food while the customer was in the liquor store on Saturday (July 21) sometime during the day.
He said the bear returned four times throughout the day and was chased off but by 10 p.m. they had called RCMP for assistance.
“We advised conservation,” Knapton said. “Of course the message is don’t leave your food out there are a lot of bears in this area.
“We want to limit interaction between bears and people.”
Driver keeps raccoon
Last Saturday (July 21) Knapton said RCMP were called at 12:30 a.m. after a driver of a vehicle hit a raccoon near Lorimer Road.
He said the animal’s leg was broken but “the complainant indicated they would take the raccoon in and care for it until its leg healed.”
He added conservation officers were contacted and had no objections so “the complainant took the raccoon.”
One lucky shutterbug will get their camera back after loosing it along the Valley Trail last week.
Knapton said the camera was found near Lorimer Road last Wednesday (July 18) and a couple days later someone reported it missing.
“Now we are in the process of confirming that is the owner and getting it back to them,” he said.
Land dispute settled
RCMP were called last Tuesday (July 17) to a report of uttering threats between two neighbours on Timber Ridge.
Knapton said the words were exchanged over common land between the neighbours.
“We mediated the situation and everyone went away okay,” he added.
Vandalism to Sbux
One of three Village Starbucks locations was vandalized last Tuesday night.
Knapton said the damage was reported at 11 a.m. the next day and there was substantial amount to damage to the sign. Value of the damage, he added, is in the range of $1,000.
Six bikes stolen over the week
There were six bikes stolen in Whistler in the past week and Knapton said it is important for people to lock their wheels up.
A bike was reported stolen Wednesday from the 3000 block of Alpine Crescent worth $1,500, another was reported stolen on Friday (July 20) worth $2,500 from the 8300 block of Glen Abbey Lane that was unlocked.
Knapton said 90 per cent of the bikes being stolen in Whistler are unlocked so it is not surprising they are getting stolen.
“It strikes me that a good percentage of the bikes being stolen are unlocked,” he said. “We know bikes are going to be stolen so it is a good idea to lock your bike up.”
MVA near Nesters
Last Wendesday RCMP were called to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 99 at Nesters Road.
Knapton said a Mitsubishi Gallant travelling west on Nesters Road did not yield to oncoming traffic and was hit by a truck and trailer.
There were no injuries, he added, but the driver of the truck was issued a ticket for not having insurance on the trailer and the driver of the car for failing to yield.
Gun safe found – twice
Last Thursday (July 19) RCMP received a report of a gun safe found in the 5300 block of Alta Lake Road in an empty lot.
Knapton said officers were unable to identify where the safe was taken from and once it was opened found nothing inside.
However afterwards before the safe was picked up my RMOW staff to be disposed of they received a second report on Sunday (July 22) that the remains of the safe were in the Alta Lake Road area.
Woman charged with assault
Knapton said police responded last Thursday to a domestic assault situation in the 4500 block of Chateau Boulevard.
An 18-year-old female from Langley B.C. was arrested for assault and released to appear in court at a later date.
Overturned kayaker unharmed
A kayaker that was lost and then fell out of his kayak was found unharmed last Friday afternoon.
Knapton said at 1:30 p.m. RCMP were called by one of two kayakers who was separated from the other on the Cheakamus River.
“It turns out the friend was able to get out on Cheakamus Lake Road,” he said adding the kayak was not recovered and the friend only had a minor injury to his knee.
Vehicles impounded for speeding and drinking
Last Friday at 8 p.m. Whistler RCMP doing speed enforcement on Highway 99 near the Callaghan Creek forest service road stopped a rental vehicle going 135 km/h in the 80 km zone.
A 37-year-old resident of Langley was given tickets for excessive speeding and the vehicle impounded for seven days.
The day before at around 1:30 a.m. officers observed a vehicle failing to stop while turning from Village Gate Boulevard onto Northlands Boulevard and was stopped.
“The driver was noted to have some alcohol on their breath, a sample was taken,” Knapton said adding it resulted in a 90 day driving suspension and having the vehicle impounded for 30 days.
On Saturday at noon near the Callaghan Valley Road officers stopped a black Acura integra going 130 km/h and the 21-year-old Surrey driver had that car impounded for seven days as well.
B&E suspects not found
On Monday (July 23) three separate break and enters into residents occurred.
A bike, some beer and other miscellaneous items were stolen from a residents along Spearhead Drive that was broken into around 11:30 p.m.
“It looks like he entered through an unlocked door,” Knapton said.
Another bike was stolen from a residence along the 2100 block of Nordic Drive over the past several months but reported on that day.
At 11:45 p.m. the third break and enter occurred in Casabella Crescent while a female resident was still at home.
Knapton said the male suspect entered through an unlocked door and fled on foot after stealing several items.
He is described as being 5 foot 11 inches tall and wearing a black hat, black long sleeved shirt and black pants.
“Our dog service attended and attempted to track him however we were unable to locate the suspect,” Knapton said.