Inuvik RCMP request public assistance in alleged mischief incident from last December

An RCMP patrol vehicle. (CKLB file photo.)

The Inuvik RCMP are looking for the public’s help to solve an alleged mischief incident that caused extensive water damage to an apartment building on Mackenzie Road last Dec.

According to an RCMP news release, when police arrived at the building on the morning of Dec. 21, 2019, a large amount of water was flooding the road and sidewalk and appeared to be coming from the main water pipe which had cracked due to freezing.

Upon further investigation by the RCMP, it was discovered that the building’s gas line appeared to have been turned off sometime between Dec. 19th and Dec. 20th.

“Inuvik RCMP started an investigation and analyzed the contents of surveillance cameras in the area,” Julie Plourde a Media Relations Spokesperson said. “But no leads or suspects have been identified so far.”

Plourde says the investigation has reached the stage of Inuvik RCMP requesting public assistance to anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding the incident.

Inuvik RCMP is asking for anyone who would have witnessed suspicious activity in the area of Mackenzie Road and Kingmingya Road, between December 19 and 20, to please contact Inuvik RCMP at 777-1111.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.