Woman charged for false fire alarm at downtown apartment

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Yellowknife RCMP have charged a woman with activating a false fire alarm – a rare move that comes in the wake of a rash of phony or “malicious” fire alarm pulls in the city. Mounties have charged 29-year-old Carlena Mantla under the Criminal Code after firefighters responded to a false alarm at a downtown apartment...
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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 editorial@nnsl.com.