RCMP Round Up – January 2021

    RCMP's Crime Reduction Unit searched, seized, and charged several offenders throughout the month of January 2021

    January 5, 2021

    On January 5, 2021, the Yukon RCMP Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) arrested Patrick Parker, 29, from Whitehorse, after observing him breaking conditions of his release order. Police seized the following during the subsequent search:

    • An amount of suspected Cocaine;
    • An amount of suspected Fentanyl;
    • An amount of unknown pills;
    • One cell phone and;
    • A 2003 Cadillac CTC.

    Mr. Parker has been charged with the following:

    • Possess for the purpose of trafficking: schedule 1 cocaine;
    • Possess for the purpose of trafficking: schedule 1 opioid (fentanyl);
    • Fail to comply with release order condition.

    Patrick Parker appeared in court on January 6, 2021 and again on January 11, 2021. He was held in custody and appeared again on January 13, 2021.

    January 15, 2021

    On January 15, 2021, officers from CRU and Yukon RCMP's Critical Incident Program (CIP) arrested Jahmari Bernard, 22, of B.C., following a short investigation. Bernard is known to police.

    Police seized the following during the subsequent search:

    • An amount of suspected crack cocaine;
    • Cash;
    • Multiple cell phones.

    Mr. Bernard has been charged with the following under the Criminal Code:

    • Possess for the purpose of trafficking: schedule 1 cocaine;
    • Possess property obtained by crime under $5000.

    Jahmari Bernard appeared in court on January 16, 2021 and again on January 19th when he was released on conditions. He next appeared in court on January 27, 2021.

    January 21, 2021

    Following an investigation, CRU officers initiated the arrest of two men in the Whitehorse neighbourhood of Porter Creek at approximately 10:50 p.m. on January 21, 2021.

    Harnaik Bhinder, 33, from B.C., was advised that he was under arrest and attempted to run from police but was successfully apprehended. During this process, the passenger of the vehicle exited and ran from police. The passenger, Shamaury White, 26, of Toronto was arrested by police after a search involving Police Dog Services was executed. Both White and Bhinder are known to police.

    Harnaik Bhinder is charged with the following under the Criminal Code:

    • Resisting Arrest
    • Possess Property Obtained by Crime under $5000

    Shamaury White is charged with the following under the Criminal Code:

    • Resisting Arrest
    • Escape Lawful Custody
    • Possess Property Obtained by Crime under $5000

    Mr. Bhinder and Mr. White were released on conditions and both men are scheduled to appear in court on March 10, 2021.

    January 29, 2021

    Following an investigation in downtown Whitehorse, members of Yukon RCMP's Crime Reduction Unit arrested two men under drug trafficking charges. The two men were taken into custody and their vehicle was searched incidental to arrest. The search yielded:

    • An amount of suspected heroin;
    • An amount of suspected cocaine.

    Both men were also in possession of room keys for a local hotel. A search warrant was approved for the room they were occupying and executed at approximately 10 p.m. the same day. The search of the hotel room yielded:

    • An amount of suspected cocaine;
    • An amount of suspected heroin;
    • Packaging materials and;
    • Cash.
    • Police also seized a 2013 GMC Terrain as offence related property.

    Shonal Eshwar, 19, and Colton Simpson-McKenzie, 20, both from B.C., have been charged under the Criminal code. Both men are from B.C.

    Eshwar and Simpson-McKenzie are each charged with the following:

    • Possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking;
    • Possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking;
    • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00.

    Both men appeared in court on January 30, 2021, and were remanded into custody. They appeared again on February 1st and were released on conditions including not to attend Yukon unless for Court. They are scheduled to next appear in court on February 17th at 10 a.m.

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