RCMP seeking public assistance in identifying remote mine site theft and vandalism suspect(s)

October 3, 2022
Dawson City, Yukon

News release

Dawson City RCMP is seeking assistance from the public with identifying the person(s) responsible for a recent rash of break-ins, thefts, and vandalism at isolated mine sites in the local goldfields. The most recent incident occurred at a communication tower on Henderson Dome sometime between August 25 and September 16. The individual(s) caused significant damage to the tower, solar panels, and building using a firearm, in addition to stealing spools of cabling.

Though police in the area have increased patrols, mine operators are encouraged to install surveillance devices on their properties or motion sensor lights, to act as a deterrent to thefts.

"We have increased our patrols in the goldfields area," said Sgt. Dave Wallace, Officer in Charge of Dawson City RCMP Detachment. "Owing to the size and isolated nature of this area we encourage all individuals who operate in this area to install surveillance devices on their properties. These can help to deter suspects from entering their properties, or at least provide an identifiable record of the suspects in action."

Anyone with information regarding this incident or others that have occurred in the goldfields area in recent months, or who has information that could help further these investigations is asked to contact the Dawson City RCMP at 867-993-2677. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 867-667-6715 or at www.crimestoppersyukon.ca.


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