Whitehorse RCMP

Cars pass a speed limit sign on Second Avenue in Whitehorse on April 21, 2020. At Whitehorse city council’s Feb. 15 meeting, members were presented with a report detailing plans that could potentially see speed limits reduced from 50 km/hr to 40 km/hr along Second and Fourth avenues and 30 km/hr on all other downtown streets. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Speed limit changes expected in spring

30 and 40 km/hr speed limit will be proposed downtown

 

A taxi cab rooftop sign in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Online survey investigates taxi safety

Two women’s advocacy groups have launched an online survey collecting Yukoners’ negative…

 

Fire damage, photographed on Jan. 11, to a downtown apartment building which occurred late in the evening on Jan. 8. Zander Firth, 20, from Inuvik, was charged with the arson and is facing several other charges following his Jan. 12 court appearance. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

More charges for arson suspect

The Inuvik man charged in relation to the fire at Ryder Apartments…

 

Large quantities of a substance believed to be cocaine, a large amount of cash, several cells phones and a vehicle were all seized after RCMP searched a Whistle Bend home on Jan. 6. (Photo courtesy RCMP)

Seven arrested after drug trafficking search

RCMP seized drugs, money from Whistle Bend residence on Jan. 6

Large quantities of a substance believed to be cocaine, a large amount of cash, several cells phones and a vehicle were all seized after RCMP searched a Whistle Bend home on Jan. 6. (Photo courtesy RCMP)
Fire damage, photographed on Jan. 11, to a downtown apartment building which occurred late in the evening on Jan. 8. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Arrest made following Friday arson

A man has been charged with arson after a Friday night fire…

Fire damage, photographed on Jan. 11, to a downtown apartment building which occurred late in the evening on Jan. 8. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)
Whitehorse RCMP are seeing a growing trend of vehicle break-and-enters in the Kopper King area. (Black Press file)

Series of break-and-enters in Kopper King area

Series of break-and-enters in Kopper King area Whitehorse RCMP are seeing a…

Whitehorse RCMP are seeing a growing trend of vehicle break-and-enters in the Kopper King area. (Black Press file)
Whitehorse RCMP are requesting assistance identifying three suspects who stole tens of thousands of dollars of property from Cobalt Construction on the evenings of Dec. 28, 29, and 30. They were operating a stolen Toyota Camry, which was beige in colour with the license plate HML66. (Photo courtesy RCMP)

RCMP seeking three suspects after burglary

Whitehorse RCMP are requesting assistance identifying three suspects who stole tens of…

Whitehorse RCMP are requesting assistance identifying three suspects who stole tens of thousands of dollars of property from Cobalt Construction on the evenings of Dec. 28, 29, and 30. They were operating a stolen Toyota Camry, which was beige in colour with the license plate HML66. (Photo courtesy RCMP)
According to a RCMP press release, police attended a residence in Takhini Trailer Court on Jan. 1 where they arrested David Moss, 41, and Tyler Thorlakson, 20. (Black Press file)

Men arrested after call to residence

Two men were arrested on Jan. 1 at the Takhini Trailer Court,…

According to a RCMP press release, police attended a residence in Takhini Trailer Court on Jan. 1 where they arrested David Moss, 41, and Tyler Thorlakson, 20. (Black Press file)
Two individuals have been arrested after allegedly taking over another person’s private residence with a hatchet on Dec. 22. (Black Press file)

Two arrested after taking over a private residence with a hatchet

Rodney Bailey, 47, and Lateesha Wolki, 32, face several charges

Two individuals have been arrested after allegedly taking over another person’s private residence with a hatchet on Dec. 22. (Black Press file)
Whitehorse RCMP are requesting assistance locating 33-year-old Jake Harper, last seen at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Dec. 12. He is described as a First Nations male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. (RCMP Handout)

UPDATE: Missing man located

Jake Harper was last seen at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Dec. 12

Whitehorse RCMP are requesting assistance locating 33-year-old Jake Harper, last seen at the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter on Dec. 12. He is described as a First Nations male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds. (RCMP Handout)
A proposal to lower speed limits throughout Whitehorse’ downtown is expected to come forward to Whitehorse city council early in the new year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Downtown slowdown proposed for 2021

Speed limits would be 40 km/hr and 30 km/hr

A proposal to lower speed limits throughout Whitehorse’ downtown is expected to come forward to Whitehorse city council early in the new year. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
Two special snowmobiles were stolen, as well as about $3,000 in chainsaws, grinders and other equipment, from the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club last weekend. (Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club Facbook)

Snowmobiles stolen from cross-country ski club

Up to $44,000 in snowmobiles and equipment was stolen from the Whitehorse…

Two special snowmobiles were stolen, as well as about $3,000 in chainsaws, grinders and other equipment, from the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club last weekend. (Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club Facbook)
Submitted/Yukon News file
Yukon RCMP’s Historical Case Unit is seeking information related to the unsolved homicide of Allan Donald Waugh, 69, who was found deceased in his house on May 30, 2014.

Yukon RCMP investigating unsolved Allan Waugh homicide

Yukon RCMP’s Historical Case Unit is seeking information related to an unsolved…

Submitted/Yukon News file
Yukon RCMP’s Historical Case Unit is seeking information related to the unsolved homicide of Allan Donald Waugh, 69, who was found deceased in his house on May 30, 2014.
Chief Superintendent Scott Sheppard of the Yukon RCMP speaks to media in Whitehorse on Nov. 19, about Project MUSKRAT which has been ongoing since December 2017. Yukon RCMP have charged five Whitehorse individuals and seized $450,000 in cash along with drugs, prohibited weapons and stolen goods after acting Nov. 4 on search warrants obtained during the three-year-long investigation. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Yukon RCMP seize $450,000 and stolen goods in Whitehorse drug bust

Five individuals have been arrested and released on conditions.

Chief Superintendent Scott Sheppard of the Yukon RCMP speaks to media in Whitehorse on Nov. 19, about Project MUSKRAT which has been ongoing since December 2017. Yukon RCMP have charged five Whitehorse individuals and seized $450,000 in cash along with drugs, prohibited weapons and stolen goods after acting Nov. 4 on search warrants obtained during the three-year-long investigation. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Four people are facing a number of charges after police executed search warrants in Whitehorse’s Crestview neighbourhood on Oct. 30. (Black Press file)

Four arrested on fentanyl charges after Crestview police raid

Four people are facing a number of charges, including possession of fentanyl…

Four people are facing a number of charges after police executed search warrants in Whitehorse’s Crestview neighbourhood on Oct. 30. (Black Press file)
Members of the RCMP’s traffic services team examine police markers on Range Road after a six-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle near the Takhini Arena in Whitehorse on Oct. 25. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Six-year-old hit by vehicle near Takhini Arena

Police were called to the scene around 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 25

Members of the RCMP’s traffic services team examine police markers on Range Road after a six-year-old boy was struck by a vehicle near the Takhini Arena in Whitehorse on Oct. 25. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. Three people who sat on Many Rivers’ board immediately before it closed for good say they were relieved to hear that the Yukon RCMP has undertaken a forensic audit into the now-defunct NGO’s financial affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Former Many Rivers board members relieved to hear about forensic audit, wonder what took so long

Three people who sat on Many Rivers’ board immediately before it closed…

The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. Three people who sat on Many Rivers’ board immediately before it closed for good say they were relieved to hear that the Yukon RCMP has undertaken a forensic audit into the now-defunct NGO’s financial affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)
The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. The Yukon RCMP has been investigating the finances of the defunct Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services since February, undertaking a forensic audit as it delves into the former mental health NGO’s affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Many Rivers has been under Yukon RCMP investigation, forensic audit since February

Premier Sandy Silver first hinted at police involvement in the legislative assembly Oct. 13

The Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services building in Whitehorse on March 28, 2019. The Yukon RCMP has been investigating the finances of the defunct Many Rivers Counselling and Support Services since February, undertaking a forensic audit as it delves into the former mental health NGO’s affairs. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

UPDATE: Missing man located

Police are concerned for the wellbeing of 37-year-old Bobby Ward, last seen at 7 a.m.

Men charged after police see suspected crack cocaine during traffic stop

Two men are facing charges after a traffic stop in downtown Whitehorse…