2020-06-10 11:13 PDT

Stolen vehicle and three in custody

On June 8, 2020 at approximately 10:00 AM, Whistler and Pemberton RCMP were made aware that a stolen vehicle was noted driving south bound on Highway 99 from Lillooet. Pemberton RCMP located the vehicle in question as it entered Mt. Currie and Pemberton areas and attempted to stop the vehicle; however, the vehicle fled from police south on Highway 99 towards Whistler.
Whistler RCMP responded and set up a series of spike belts and waited for the vehicle. The vehicle, a 2011 Dodge Challenger, grey with a black racing stripes, was successfully belted which resulted in the deflation of tires and the vehicle came to a stop in the area of Highway 99 and Crazy Canuck Drive, Whistler. Two females and a male were taken into custody for possession of stolen property. In addition to the possession of stolen property the driver, a 23 year old female from Surrey is also being investigated for dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from police and driving while prohibited.
RCMP continue to investigate the incident and have heard from some motorists who observed the driving behaviour of the driver before the vehicle was eventually stopped. Police believe there are more witnesses out there and are asking if you have not spoken to police regarding this event to please contact the Whistler RCMP at 604 932-3044 or Crimestoppers.

Excessive Speed

On June 7, 2020 at approximately 3:40 PM Pemberton RCMP observed a vehicle at a high rate of speed south bound on Highway 99 approximately 5 kilometers west of Joffre Lake heading towards Mt. Currie and Pemberton. Police were able to obtain a speed of 138 km/hr in a marked 60 km/hr zone. Pemberton RCMP were able to get the vehicle, a Grey, 2017, BWM M5 stopped at Highway 99 and In-Shuck-Ch FSR. The driver, a 23 year old male from Vancouver was given an excessive speeding ticket and his vehicle was impounded for 7 days. Pemberton RCMP would like to thank several motorist who proactively stopped to speak to the police about the driving behaviour they noted and for removing the vehicle and driver from the road.

Motorcycle Incident

On June 7, 2020 at approximately 1:10 PM Pemberton RCMP received a report that a motorcycle had crashed on Highway 99 and Titcomb Road in Birken. Police learned that the driver, a 49 year old male from Vancouver on his 2018, Harley Davidson Motorcycle, was entering a curve on Highway 99 when he noticed some debris on the roadway and attempted to avoid it. Unfortunately, the driver lost directional control on some gravel and ended up in a ditch at the side of the road. Emergency Health Service transported the driver to a lower mainland hospital for what appears to be non-life threatening injuries. This is the second incident in recent weeks involving a motorcycle which was unable to avoid debris on the road and the police are reminding the motorcycling public to please use caution on all roadways especially those that are in mountainous regions or those that may not be travelled as much as these roadways can collect debris or remain slick due to recent rainfall or weather events.

Released by

S/Sgt. Paul Hayes

North Zone Commander
Sea to Sky Detachment RCMP Whistler/Pemberton
4315 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B49
Office: 604-932-3044

Email: paul.hayes@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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