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WARRANT EXECUTED – RCMP work in Riverdale last Friday morning, executing a search warrant at a Lewes Boulevard address.

Search warrant execution was safely concluded: RCMP

An RCMP operation that attracted considerable public attention in Riverdale last Friday ended safely, police said Monday afternoon.

By Whitehorse Star on January 24, 2023

An RCMP operation that attracted considerable public attention in Riverdale last Friday ended safely, police said Monday afternoon.

At approximately  10 a.m. Friday, Yukon RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in the  100  block of Lewes Boulevard.

“The operation safely concluded at approximately  11:30  a.m.,” police said.

The Whitehorse RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) and the Yukon RCMP’s Critical Incident Program (CIP) teams participated, including the Yukon Police Dog Section.

There were no injuries.

“Police remained on scene for most of the day completing the search of a residence,” the RCMP said.

The search warrant execution was connected to an on-going investigation related to online meeting safety.

As the Star reported Jan. 13, police are investigating multiple files involving victims targeted from such online dating profiles as Tinder or other similar online platforms like Instagram and Fadcebook.

“This is a continuing Criminal Code investigation, and there is a need to preserve the integrity of that investigation,” police said Monday.

“RCMP performed standard continuing risk assessments that showed no risk to the public or schools in the area.

“Schools and daycares were contacted to give notice of the planned police activity in the area.

“RCMP would like to thank the public for their co-operation during this incident.”

Investigators believe there may be more victims in Whitehorse who may be fearful to report similar online incidents, and are encouraging these individuals to contact them.

Comments (4)

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Mike on Jan 28, 2023 at 10:04 am

Off to jail you go… do not collect $200

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Buried Lead on Jan 25, 2023 at 10:21 am

From what I heard, this could has been called the Grindr extortion investigation. Apparently the news releases side stepped naming that platform out of fear of stigmatizing any particular group. Something I find hard to believe resulted in greater safety for anyone involved as crimes were ongoing. We gone so far down the political correctness rabbit hole (read fear of the mob) that we’re willing to withhold information about actual targeted violence against individuals in deference to concerns about hyped ‘emotional harm’ of the ‘collective’. When there’s real violence involved, let’s put away the rainbow crayons and be adults, shall we? Just once in a while.

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melba on Jan 24, 2023 at 4:38 pm

I look forward to reading the name of the accused. Tables are turned on this misogynist.

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Guncache on Jan 24, 2023 at 4:33 pm

Names would be beneficial. Names of people in other incidents are published, why not here?

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