On Sept. 20 plainclothes Whistler RCMP officers were conducing investigations Creekside where they spotted two men in a red Mercedes Benz acting suspiciously. Police detained the pair and upon a search for weapons found what they believed to be a break and enter tool on the person of one of the suspects.
Police learned the 2005 Mercedes was reported stolen Sept. 18 in Vancouver then arrested the two for possession of stolen property. Inside the car police found more break and enter tools as well as a Giant mountain bike reported stolen earlier that afternoon in Whistler.
One of the men, 29-year old Vancouver resident Jefferey Nobes, was bound by a probation order to stay away from parking anywhere in the province. He was also prohibited from being in any vehicle without the registered owner or be in possession of tools outside of work.
Police recommended charges against Nobes for possession of break and enter instruments, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and another possession charge of under $5,000 for the bike. Three counts of failure to comply with probation orders were also recommended.
Vancouver’s Guy Tomoff, 52, was also arrested. Both men have made their first appearance in court and are still in police custody.
On Sept. 20 Whistler RCMP were conducting surveillance on a man known to be in the drug trade, eventually following him and another man to Coquitlam. When police saw what looked like a drug deal, they approached and arrested the pair, seizing $620 cash, and a quarter-ounce each of methamphetamine and heroine. A 37-year-old Whistler man was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Police responded to a break and enter on the 7200 block of Spruce Grove Way Sept. 19. The resident was unsure if all the doors were locked, but police suspect the side garage door was left open. The thieves made off with two mountain bikes, a 2012 white Rocky Mountain Slayer, and a Rocky Mountain Element 950.
What’s my name?
Whistler RCMP stopped a man with a beer in his hand, walking down Village Stroll at around 2 a.m. Sept. 22. When asked, the man offered a variety of similar names for himself, none of which were true. Now facing a charge of obstruction, the man’s female friend repeatedly tried to approach him, which officers believed was an innocent attempt to assist or be near him. Police warned her that her actions were cause for her own charge of obstruction, which she was eventually handed when she went so far to open the back door of the police cruiser where the man was seated. The 28-year old male and 27-year old female were both from Vancouver.
Angry bar patron
A staff member at a Whistler nightclub reported a violent patron to police on Sept. 21. At 2:30 in the morning the customer allegedly kicked over an outdoor space heater, breaking the glass and denting the metal. When police arrived the man had fled, but not before the staff member had made a copy of his photo ID, snapped a picture of him in the process of kicking over the heater and capturing the entire event on video surveillance. Damages are estimated at $500. Police are waiting to speak with the suspect.
Pot plants seized
On Sept. 18 Whistler RCMP paid a visit to a man on the 7300 block of Highway 99 to speak with him about an existing file, but upon arrival spotted some marijuana plants in the yard. Police applied for a search warrant, which on Sept. 21 were granted. A search of the property uncovered 37 pot plants total. Police are still investigating and have not yet laid any charges.