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Whitehorse man missing RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a Whitehorse man who has not been seen in the past week.

Whitehorse man missing

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a Whitehorse man who has not been seen in the past week.

Poul Lutzen, 52, has not been seen since October 16. He was last seen on Carcross Road, driving his 1984 Dodge camper van.

The van is sky blue, has no rear windows, and has a spare tire mounted on the back door. Its licence plate is BRN59.

Lutzen has brown hair and eyes. He wears glasses and has a short beard. He is 5’9”, of medium build, and weighs 175 pounds.

Anyone with information as to Lutzen’s whereabouts is asked to call their local RCMP detachment.

Woman stabbed in downtown Whitehorse

A 35-year-old woman was stabbed inside a downtown Whitehorse residence on Monday evening.

Around 9:30 p.m. police received a 911 call reporting the stabbing. The victim, whose injuries were not life-threatening, was sent to hospital.

Police have charged a 28-year-old woman for aggravated assault and assault with a weapon. Her name was not released. She was to have appeared in court Tuesday. (John Thompson)

Help the poor, get

 a parking ticket

If you straddle your car across two handicapped spaces for three hours in a one-hour metered zone on Main Street while Christmas shopping, you may be doing more than you thought to help make the holiday season just a bit brighter for those less fortunate.

For one week in mid-December, any tickets resulting from expired parking meters can be paid with donations of non-perishable food items to local food charities. Cash donations are still possible, but all monetary funds will also be transferred to food programs.

Although the program was not conducted in 2007, it has met with “great success” in previous years.

“I couldn’t believe the amount of food that was collected a couple of years ago,” said councillor Dave Stockdale.

The incoming cans became a joyful “logistics nightmare,” he said.

City officials estimate that the revenue from one week of parking tickets totals $5,400.

The president of the Whitehorse employee’s union, Craig Jarvis, took the microphone at the Monday night city council meeting.

“We would like to be so much a part of this, that I came tonight equipped to challenge council, city managers, directors and managers all to make a donation of $50 to the food for fines program,” he said, noisily hoisting several large bags of canned goods onto a table.

“Any objections?” asked councillor Jan Stick.

“I’ll have to check with my wife,” said Stockdale. (Tristin Hopper)

Beaver Creek man charged with assaulting cops

A Beaver Creek man has been charged for assaulting two RCMP officers.

The man, whose name has not been released by police, was arrested shortly after midnight on Sunday, October 19, after RCMP received two complains of a vehicle being driven dangerously around town.

Police found the suspect’s vehicle travelling down the Alaska Highway at a high speed and with no tail lights. They pulled the vehicle over.

Police allege the man was intoxicated.

They arrested him and took him to a cell block, where the man become combative, police allege, and assaulted two RCMP officers.

Police subdued the man after receiving “minor injuries,” said a press release.

The man faces counts of dangerous driving, refusing to provide a breath sample, driving without a drivers’ license, driving without vehicle registration, driving without liability insurance, and two counts of assaulting a peace officer.

He is in custody and is to appear in court today.

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