Teen charged with arson

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with arson following a vehicle fire last week.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with arson following a vehicle fire last week.

On Sept. 18 at approximately 3:20 a.m. Whitehorse RCMP received several 911 calls reporting loud noises in the area of Jarvis Street and 7th Avenue. At the same time calls were also coming in about a car on fire in the area.

Police determined the calls were connected. A 2008 Nissan Versa was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames and keep the fire from spreading to a travel trailer.

The owner of a second vehicle in the area noticed that the door of his truck was open and it appeared to have been rummaged through, police say.

The Nissan sustained significant damage. There was no damage to the truck and travel trailer.

A 16-year-old was arrested and charged with arson under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

He is scheduled to make his next appearance in court later this month.

For now, he has been released to a guardian and must abide by several conditions including a curfew.

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