Youth charged for axing house

Youth charged for axing house A Whitehorse youth is facing numerous charges after police were called to a Copper Ridge home on Friday night. The youth's mother called the police at around 9:40 p.m.

A Whitehorse youth is facing numerous charges after police were called to a Copper Ridge home on Friday night.

The youth’s mother called the police at around 9:40 p.m. to say her son was damaging the house with an axe. Her son is 17 years old.

Police had dealt with the youth earlier in the evening on an unrelated, non-criminal matter at the same location.

Police arrived and set up a perimeter around the home. They contacted the youth on his cellphone. Based on that conversation, they believed he was still in the house, said Sgt. Don Rogers, one of nine officers who attended the scene. During their investigation, police learned the youth had left shortly before they arrived.

Police entered the home to look for the suspect. He wasn’t there. During the search, the youth surrendered without incident to police who were outside the home.

No one was hurt, said Rogers.

The youth faces charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, mischief to property and uttering threats. He appeared in territorial court on Monday.

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