Tale of the burger bandit

For one Whitehorse man, this Christmas wasn’t as much about turkey and Santa as it was about fried chicken, burgers, pizza, and cop cars.

For one Whitehorse man, this Christmas wasn’t as much about turkey and Santa as it was about fried chicken, burgers, pizza, and cop cars.

Following a string of Christmas Day break-ins at downtown fast-food joints, Richard Phillip Nieman was charged with four counts of break and enter, according to RCMP reports.

“Police discovered a broken window at the KFC restaurant after responding to an alarm call there,” according to an RCMP release.

“A second alarm call was received shortly after and upon police attendance a male was subsequently located and arrested in a storage shed at the nearby Pizza Hut.”

Break-and-enter calls were also investigated at A & W and McDonald’s, said the release.

Police credited the restaurants’ alarm systems for their speedy response.

Nieman will face break-and-enter charges as well as one count of failing to comply with probation and another for failing to comply with an undertaking on January 9.

Bootlegger busted

A Whitehorse senior citizen has been arrested for bootlegging.

Police arrested a 73-year-old man on December 20 and seized 26 bottles of booze, according to an RCMP media release.

“As a result of an ongoing investigation, police officers executed a search warrant (on December 20) at a residence in the industrial area of Whitehorse.”

The man faces charges of selling liquor without a licence and bootlegging pursuant to the territorial Liquor Act and Regulations.

Police are continuing to investigate, according to the release. (MG)

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