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Crime watch: 11 businesses targeted in break-ins

Northern News Services

Yellowknife (Jan 26/05) - After a hectic two weeks to ring in the new year, RCMP saw the number of calls drop by one-third.

Between Jan. 10-23, police responded to 427 calls, almost 200 fewer than in the two previous weeks, where police responded to 624 calls.

Of these 427 calls, 159 of them were to assist with intoxicated persons.

There were 16 break and enters. Eleven of these break-ins were to businesses. The items reported stolen include cash and liquor.

There were five break-ins to residences as well. Items reported stolen include cash and a laptop computer.

Two reports of possession of cannabis were received.

Two reports of cocaine trafficking were reported in the downtown area.

There were 42 assaults reported. These included minor assaults and domestic disputes. Twenty of these occurred downtown.

There was one assault with a weapon reported.

Nine reports of impaired driving were received. All complaints were investigated and no charges were laid.

There was one collision reported with injuries.

Seven collisions were reported where damages to both vehicles were over $1,000.

There were six vehicles reported stolen.

Nine traffic tickets were issued.

In five reports of shoplifting, hairspray, food and electronic equipment were among the items reported stolen.