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Police arrest 16-year-old over Yellowknife vehicle damage

Last modified: November 25, 2022 at 6:00pm


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.

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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.