Whitehorse Daily Star

Man is facing 10 charges

A Whitehorse man is facing charges after RCMP officers seized a loaded handgun during an arrest in Porter Creek on July 9, police said Thursday afternoon.

By Whitehorse Star on July 22, 2022

A Whitehorse man is facing charges after RCMP officers seized a loaded handgun during an arrest in Porter Creek on July 9, police said Thursday afternoon.

“There were no injuries to the public or police during the incident,” a news release stated.

“While responding to a call of a disturbance at a residence at around 10 a.m., police arrested an unco-operative man and found a firearm as well as a significant amount of ammunition.

“The man was arrested without incident, and police were able to safely seize a loaded pistol, located on his person.”

No other firearms were found by police.

Dominic Cormier, 25, appeared in court on July 10. He has been charged with 10 offences.

Those include the possession of a restricted handgun knowing he is not the holder of a licence; using a weapon in a careless manner; obstruction; and failing to comply with the conditions of a release order.

“Whitehorse RCMP continue to respond to calls for service and conduct investigations that involve illegal firearms and put at risk the safety of public and police,” said Insp. Lindsay Ellis, the detachment commander of the Whitehorse RCMP.

“One of our policing priorities is to contribute to a safer and healthier Whitehorse, and enforcement of firearms offences is part of our commitment to safety in the city.”

Comments (14)

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Patti Eyre on Jul 27, 2022 at 11:07 pm

@wilf were/are they your family members, those two you knew?

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All aboard… The train of ignorance is about to depart the Whitehorse station… on Jul 27, 2022 at 6:51 pm

At woodcutter on Jul 27, 2022 at 4:39 pm:

You are aware that Tamara Lich has been illegally and repeatedly detained, right? You are aware that the Superior Courts have acknowledged several errors in law by the JP(s) who ordered Lich detained - If you still support her detention you are the criminal minded one.

WTF is going on around here? What happened to the rule of law?

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woodcutter on Jul 27, 2022 at 4:39 pm

Failing to comply with a release order? Seems to be a common issues, judging from the trucker terrorist Tamara Lich drama that has been unfolding for several weeks now.

If a criminal like that can be cut loose, then what's all the noise about this loser?

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Anie on Jul 26, 2022 at 11:08 am

Politico - get off your high horse. Of course "people like me" vote and do what we can to change things. You are certainly not adequately informed to say that we don't.

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bonanzajoe on Jul 25, 2022 at 9:03 pm

@Politico on Jul 22, We do, we do, we do. But the Commies won't listen. They have their own "great reset" program.

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SH on Jul 25, 2022 at 2:37 pm

Great work, Yukon RCMP.

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Juniper Jackson on Jul 24, 2022 at 11:25 am

When a nut job is flashing his gun around, lock him up, forever. He is a problem, and having a weapon is another problem.

When covid hit. Everyone wanted toilet paper apparently, but I wanted a gun and bullets. Never held a gun in my life. Not any kind of gun. But, I thought, eventually, there would be gangs running the streets looking for drugs and food.. breaking into homes and i thought that seniors would really be at risk. They can't fight back, they probably have food, and..drugs. (I have lots of drugs..for high BP, Diabetes, a blood disease, etc. but no opioids, none of the "good stuff") But they wouldn't know that. So.. I was not afraid of not having TP, but i was afraid of having no protection what so ever. Now, I look back at that first week, and i thought, I watch way to many movies. But, self protection remains a concern. I don't want a gun anymore, I'd probably shoot myself in the foot. And worse yet..i don't have a plan to protect myself.

This Dominic Cormier, and others like him, is a threat to everyone. The only way to protect me, and everyone else, is to get him, and others like him, off the streets.

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Groucho d'North on Jul 23, 2022 at 10:18 am

Perhaps it is just my memory, but it appears that those caught with loaded firearms during drug busts do not get the same dilligence to prosecution that exclusive firearm violations recieve. Does anybody else see this as well?

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moe on Jul 23, 2022 at 9:59 am

" ... failing to comply with the conditions of a release order."

WT bleep. I am soo freaking sick of reading that. Put him behind bars and KEEP HIM THERE! Give the community a vacation from the predations of these goofs.

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Far from reality on Jul 23, 2022 at 9:25 am

Haha - So what! It’s not uncommon for an individual to be out of jail on 3 or 4 different orders. A probation order and a couple of undertakings and a recognizance. The Courts often put walking rap sheets back into the community in places that would make your skin crawl.

After all, it’s not these people who have committed ongoing and serious offences against others fault that there are so few housing opportunities. Whose your neighbour? For example, can a dangerous, longterm offender, be permitted to live in a housing complex for vulnerable seniors? What if they are a violent, substance using recidivist? What about sexually violent recidivist?

Does a judge have the authority to order someone into a living situation where their residency is in violation of the rules of the housing authority? No, they do not. But it happens quite regularly here in the Yukon.

What happens when the court is complicit in welfare fraud? Do we just shrug our shoulders and say well, a judge is not liable for any judicial act, so I guess there is nothing I can do? The judge might not be liable for sanctions to being part of a criminal enterprise but it sure does bring the administration of Justice into disrepute.

Whose looking out for you in zoo?

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Politico on Jul 22, 2022 at 7:31 pm

@ Anie & @ bonanzajoe These types of offences will cease when people quit writing letters to the editor complaining and go after and elect people who will do something about it! Complain, complain, complain. Do something!

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Wilf Carter on Jul 22, 2022 at 5:38 pm

This how Trudeau stops most gun crimes and murders with guns that come into Canada illegally like the mass murder in NS - two of them I knew.

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bonanzajoe on Jul 22, 2022 at 4:15 pm

Ten offences rolled into one, with 3/1 time served - while on bail - that should net him 3 months.

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Anie on Jul 22, 2022 at 3:11 pm

Charged with ".....failing to comply with the conditions of a release order. ". This has to stop. As I understand it, the probability that an accused will commit an offence is sufficient grounds to deny bail. When are our judges going to start using it? Maybe when one of these dangerous people is released on bail to their neighbourhood?

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