Whitehorse RCMP arrest two suspects in possession of a prohibited weapon

Whitehorse, Yukon – On the evening of December 22, 2020 Whitehorse RCMP received a 911 call of two individuals making threats and taking over another person’s private residence. While enroute officers learned that one of the individuals was armed with a hatchet. Officers attended and had to force their way into the residence, arresting the two individuals, identified as 47-year-old Rodney Bailey and 32-year-old Lateesha Wolki. A search of the residence was completed and officers located and seized .32 caliber handgun.

File Photo - Arrested
File Photo – Arrested

Both Bailey and Wolki are currently being held for court at the Arrest Processing Unit in Whitehorse and are being charged with the following offences:

 Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose;

 Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon;

 Possession of restricted weapon with ammunition;

 Weapons possession contrary to order;

 Uttering threats;

 Mischief – obstruct enjoyment of property; and

 Breach of recognizance.

Bailey is also being charged for the following offences in relation to a December 16th, 2020 incident where Bailey presented an axe to a cab driver and threatened him with it in lieu of payment:

 Assault with a weapon, uttering threats;

 Being unlawfully at large; and

 Obtain transportation by fraud.

There was also a warrant for Bailey’s arrest in regards to an earlier assault.

Contact information

Yukon RCMP

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