Pemberton Search and Rescue received a call for help from a lost man and four female hikers near Grizzly Creek on Brandywine Mountain on Saturday evening (Aug. 24), said Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair of the Whistler RCMP.
Based on the physical description of the area, SAR determined the GPS coordinates the male hiker gave were incorrect. Because he and his companions were healthy, young and with no injuries, SAR directed them to stay together in a specific location before waiting until morning to airlifting them to safety, said LeClair.
Breach of probation
A shirtless, 26-year-old tan male was arrested Aug. 21 for drinking beer outside Whistler businesses. Police found him to also be carrying 16 grams of hash, said LeClair. Upon processing the man, they discovered he was in breach of probation and thereby remanded in custody. The man plead guilty in a North Vancouver courtroom and spent one day in jail.
Man assaults ex-girlfriend
A 26-year old man entered the apartment of his ex-girlfriend on Northlands Boulevard against a court order to have no contact. He threw a bottle at her and pushed her and was subsequently arrested for assault by attending police, said LeClair.
Pot crops razed
Whistler RCMP located and destroyed nine outdoor marijuana crops last week, said LeClair. The growing fields were located by helicopter. Police cut down the plants for burning at a later date. In the Pemberton Meadows area, three crops of 550 plants each, and one crop of 1,000 plants were destroyed. In-SHUCK-ch one crop of 120 plants was found. Near the Soo River, three crops totaling 500 plants were destroyed, and in D’Arcy one crop of 865 plants was located, said LeClair.
An injured hiker on Marriott Mountain was forced to spend the night in the Wendy Thomson Hut last Thursday (Aug. 22), said LeClair. The hiker fell and injured her back, but due to the late hour Pemberton Search and Rescue, who were contacted by a friend of the hiker, was unable to fly her out. She was found safe the next morning.
Barfly steals phone
A bar patron was arrested for stealing a server’s cell phone on Saturday, said LeClair. At around 11:30 p.m., the server noticed her phone missing from the counter, and upon reviewing the surveillance footage found the man recorded taking it was still in the bar. Police arrived and arrest a 23-year-old male from Surrey, said LeClair. He was released from custody to appear in court at a later date.
Four women walking to their hotel room with pizza were confronted by an intoxicated man who started yelling, swearing and throwing the pizza, said LeClair. He pushed one of the women, at which time patrons from a pub rushed to her aid. Police responded, arresting the 36-year-old Whistler man and holding him in custody until sober.