Man arrested after alleged mid-flight theft

A 26-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after RCMP responded to a call for assistance at the Yellowknife airport. Police were advised that a passenger from Aklavik had been causing a disturbance while on a flight from Inuvik to Yellowknife Sunday afternoon. RCMP officers arrived on scene where they learned the passenger had allegedly...
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Brendan Burke
As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at