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.
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)