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Drug trafficking, fatality and theft

Northern News Services

Yellowknife (June 30/04) - Police responded to eight residential break-ins from June 14 to 27 in Yellowknife. In one of those break-ins, a .22 calibre rifle was stolen. Other items missing include a lap top computer, a Sony Play Station and cash.

During those two weeks, the RCMP responded to 580 calls, 193 of which involved intoxicated persons.

The polar bear was a popular item, as two licence plates were reported stolen.

Cash was stolen from two businesses, and another business was broken into.

Drugs were involved in seven incidents. Five reports of persons in possession and trafficking in cocaine were received. Two persons were found in possession of marijuana.

Police received 39 reports of assaults, including common fights and domestic disputes.

There were two complaints of persons being assaulted with weapons. Weapons used consisted of a beer bottle and chalk.

Five sexual assaults were reported.

There were 12 complaints of impaired drivers. Two persons were issued 24-hour suspensions.

Five accidents were reported to police. One of these involved a fatality, another involved injuries and three involved property damage over $1,000.

Six vehicles were reported stolen. Five of these have been recovered. One is still missing. The vehicle still missing is a 2000 Chev Impala White City Cab #77 with licence plate # P10174.

Eight traffic tickets were issued during this time.

Food and tools were reported stolen as police received eight complaints of shoplifting.