Police arrest 16-year-old over Yellowknife vehicle damage
RCMP say a 16-year-old has been arrested and charged after the windows of “approximately seven vehicles” in the vicinity of Yellowknife’s Borden Drive were smashed.
In a news release on Friday, police said they had received “multiple reports” earlier in the day of damaged vehicles. More broadly, Yellowknife has suffered a rash of car crime in recent months.
Police said the 16-year-old was arrested near some of the vandalized vehicles.
They face 13 charges, including mischief, possession of a dangerous weapon and break-in instruments, and possession of property obtained by crime.
The youth is also charged with assaulting and obstructing a police officer. RCMP said the individual “spat in a police officer’s face” on arrest.