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Woman apprehended after RCMP chase

A woman with multiple outstanding warrants was arrested New Year’s Day in Whitehorse after a brief police chase, the RCMP said today.

By Whitehorse Star on January 13, 2022

A woman with multiple outstanding warrants was arrested New Year’s Day in Whitehorse after a brief police chase, the RCMP said today.

At approximately 4:30 a.m. Jan. 1, RCMP Traffic Services were conducting roving sobriety checks in Whitehorse when a moving vehicle was observed without its lights on.

“The vehicle initially did not stop for police and was located shortly after behind a snow bank in the Laberge industrial area,” police said.

“While speaking with police, the male driver ran from the investigators, attempting to flee the area on foot.

“His spirited efforts were slowed by the recent heavy snowfall, which found him and police in waist-deep snow.”

The passenger, identified as Kiara Hagen, had outstanding warrants for arrest from the RCMP in Dawson City, Haines Junction and Whitehorse.

Police accuse Hagen of possessing 60 grams of suspected cocaine “and other items indicative of drug trafficking.”

As a result of an investigation, she has been charged with:

• one count, possession for the purpose of trafficking, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;

• one count, obstruction, under the Criminal Code; and

• one count, failing to comply with conditions of a release order, under the Criminal Code.

The 37-year old male driver is also facing charges from this incident, and will be publicly identified later, police said.

“Yukon RCMP is committed to creating safer roads, and this includes the apprehension of travelling criminals,” police added.

“These seizures take the equivalent of approximately 120 individual doses, off Yukon streets, which is important to overall community safety.”

Comments (10)

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CJ2 on Jan 14, 2022 at 12:09 am

“His spirited efforts were slowed by the recent heavy snowfall, which found him and police in waist-deep snow.”

Gosh. You don't expect such descriptive writing in a police report. It really paints a picture. Nice.

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Crime and Punishment on Jan 13, 2022 at 10:24 pm

Dear Politico - Psychology Today for crime and punishment is the equivalent of People Magazine for Politicos - Fluff and stuff.

However, a sentence is not punitive if one takes the opportunity to rehabilitate his or herself. Unfortunately, they do not and they recidivate. This is why they get punished - They failed to learn from their mistake.

A focus on rehabilitation can feel like punishment for the incorrigibles. I don’t think they jail anybody anymore here in the Yukon - I heard that they were going to use the jail to house the anti-vaxxers? It might be a rumour though.

Now that’s funny! Don’t punish criminals but let’s get those anti-vaccine goons and teach them a lesson! Strip them of their livelihoods, their mobility rights, and make them wear a scarlet letter. We have to punish someone, arrest the anti-vaxxers!

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Nathan Living on Jan 13, 2022 at 4:06 pm

The people involved may have few other employment options due to the lingering effects of colonialism.
And maybe the real issue is that legalizing pot may not have been enough.
More street drugs should be legal and sold by government.

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bonanzajoe on Jan 13, 2022 at 3:29 pm

Mr. Facts: Are you for real?

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bonanzajoe on Jan 13, 2022 at 3:28 pm

Wow! 15 days to get this story out to us. Maybe we should go back to dog sled.

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Jim on Jan 13, 2022 at 2:01 pm

@Mr. Facts. You sir are part of the problem.
You sir should have your head examined by your line of thinking.

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Politico on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:57 pm

@ the rod Punishment does not stop crime, never has, never will. If it really worked why are there still murderers, thieves and prostitutes? https://www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/crime-and-punishment/201804/why-punishment-doesnt-reduce-crime

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rod on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:35 pm

I feel sorry for these officers. Chasing this criminals, putting their life in harms way just to have the court system release these criminals back on the street with nothing more then a stern warning! Harsher punishment's are needed. Make examples of these criminals!

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Mr Facts on Jan 13, 2022 at 1:05 pm

That 60 grams confiscated might of been straight off the brick and contained no fentanyl. Now there is a lack of supply for addicts. Dealer B's stuff might be the bad stuff and we will have some overdoses. This bust could actually be more harmful than good.

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Josey Wales on Jan 13, 2022 at 12:51 pm

Good job coppers!
That dike of Lady Justice has politically correct concrete, designed to crumble slowly till complete collapse.

...good job, now off to ACME justice with the giant rubber bands that launch felonious POS right back out where they came from.
...our dysfunctional and politically corrupt society.

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