Girls arrested for vehicle thefts and arson

 A group of Whitehorse girls have been arrested in connection to recent vehicle thefts and arson in the city. Eleven girls have been identified in the investigation. The girls are between 12 and 16 years old.

A group of Whitehorse girls have been arrested in connection to recent vehicle thefts and arson in the city. Eleven girls have been identified in the investigation. The girls are between 12 and 16 years old.

On Aug. 1, a burned vehicle was found in a wooded area behind Porter Creek Secondary School.

The vehicle was stolen, used to damage the property and then set on fire.

Five girls have been arrested in connection to this.

Two more arrests are forthcoming, Whitehorse RCMP said in a press release.

Charges include theft of a vehicle, arson, taking an automobile without consent and mischief.

Seven youth have been arrested after a two vehicle accident yesterday on Boxwood Crescent in Porter Creek.

Witnesses called about a car speeding through the neighbourhood.

This car hit another vehicle. When police arrived, the suspects in the speeding car had left the scene.

Police later learned the car the was stolen.

The youth were later arrested.

Charges include dangerous driving, taking an automobile without consent, theft of motor vehicle and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.

The police do not know if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident, said Const. Christine Grant with the Whitehorse RCMP.

Three of the girls who were arrested were involved in both incidents.

All girls who were arrested have been released to their parents and guardians and are scheduled to appear in youth court on Sept. 12.