Four bike competitors arrested on Mount Washington

After-event partying by some mountain bike participants at Mount Washington over the weekend resulted in property damage and an assault with a fire extinguisher.

After-event partying by some mountain bike participants at Mount Washington over the weekend resulted in property damage and an assault with a fire extinguisher.

Comox Valley RCMP received numerous calls for assistance with a group of approximately 30 people partying and ultimately causing much destruction to one of the units at 1280 Alpine Rd. on Mount Washington.

A property manager attempted to disperse the unruly group prior to

police attendance, the RCMP said Monday in a news release. He was assaulted as one person set off a fire extinguisher in his face.

Four males whom police say were competitors in the Bearclaw Invitational Slopestyle mountain bike competition at the Mount Washington Alpine Resort were arrested and face possible criminal charges.

This file remains under investigation.

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The Comox Valley RCMP are seeking information on a robbery which occurred July 31 in Courtenay.

A lone female reports walking in an alley near 21st Street during the afternoon when she was accosted by a male.  The male is alleged to have taken money out of her pockets after knocking her to the ground and then throwing dirt in her face.

The female did not require medical attention.

The male is described as balding with short hair, wearing a white tank top and black shorts.

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Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

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