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A Whitehorse man is facing a string of charges after two missing cars were found ditched in the mud and a third was almost stolen in the territory…

A Whitehorse man is facing a string of charges after two missing cars were found ditched in the mud and a third was almost stolen in the territory last week.

A Tagish resident reported a stolen vehicle last Thursday morning after a man broke into the vehicle, threatened the owner and drove away.

The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned in a muddy ditch by the Jake’s Corner intersection.

And police found another vehicle, which had been reported stolen from a Carcross residence, abandoned in a ditch near the Tagish residence.

Further investigation determined the suspect hitchhiked to Whitehorse.

Later that same day, at about 10:20 a.m. police officers received a report that a man was trying to break in to a car in downtown Whitehorse.

Twenty-year-old Sidney Francis Donovan Smarch was arrested without incident and faces multiple charges in connection with the thefts.

He is charged with one count of robbery, two counts of theft, one count of breaching recognizance and one count of operating a motor vehicle while disqualified.

Police also received two additional complaints of damaged vehicles in Carcross and Tagish.

Police in Whitehorse and Carcross continue their investigations. (LC)

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