Enhanced School Bus Safety
2021-03-23 08:27 PDT
File # Whistler
Whistler RCMP media briefs for March 9th to March 15th, 2021 Whistler, Sea to Sky
- Type and number of files:
- Total Number of Files:101
- Collision Investigations: 3
- Cause Disturbance: 8
- Theft: 5
- Fraud: 3
- Mischief: 2
Enhanced School Bus Safety in Whistler
Whistler RCMP members have been paying extra attention to the school bus routes during school pick up and drop off times.
We are using marked and unmarked police vehicles along bus routes to watch for any motor vehicle act infractions. This initiative started after Whistler RCMP received several traffic complaints pertaining to motorists passing school buses.
Passing a school bus when it is stopped is extremely irresponsible and dangerous; you’re putting children’s life at risk. If a school bus is stopped and its flashing lights are activated, it is an offence under Section 149 of the Motor Vehicle Act (Fail to stop for School bus), which carries a fine of $368. If you observe a motorist passing a school bus, please contact the Whistler RCMP non-emergency line.
File # 2021- 1148- Taxi driver assaulted by customer
On March 10, 2021 the Whistler RCMP received a report from a taxi driver who was allegedly assaulted by a customer. On March 3, 2021 at approximately 6:00 PM, the taxi driver advised that he picked up a man who requested to go to the bank to obtain money for the taxi fare. The man was unsuccessful in obtaining cash for his taxi fare and subsequently refused any further service. The man eventually excited the cab and the taxi driver attempted to close the car door to prevent the man from getting back in. The man punched the taxi driver in the head and ribs and left the area. The RCMP are still investigating this incident.
21-1175: Transit Bus had its glass smashed by a customer attempting to board the bus
On March 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM the Whistler RCMP responded to a disturbance call at 8600 block of Hwy 99. Police learnt that a man had shattered the glass of a city transit bus when attempting to gain entry. The man was arrested for Mischief and later released on court documents. The bus driver was not injured during the event.
File # 2021-1195: Man arrested for mischief, after spraying a fire extinguisher in hotel lobby
On March 13, 2021 at approximately 6:00 PM Whistler RCMP responded to a mischief complaint in the 4000 block of Whistler Way. Police learnt that a man obtained a fire extinguisher, which he deployed while walking through the hotel lobby. Whistler RCMP located the suspect male. The man was lodged due to his level of intoxication until he was able to care for himself and was released on court documents for charges of mischief.
File #2021-1169 Theft from vehicle
On March 11, 2021 at 7:00 PM the Pemberton RCMP responded to a theft from vehicle in the Duffy Lake park area. A wallet was stolen from the vehicle and a stolen credit card was used in several fraudulent purchases later that day in Squamish. The RCMP are still investigating this occurrence. The RCMP would like to remind the public to never leave personal items in you vehicle and always lock your doors.
Corporal Nathan Miller
Whistler Community Engagement Team
Cpl. Nathan MillerMedia Relations Officer
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