Whitehorse pair facing charges after allegedly threatening others with hatchet

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Two people in Whitehorse are facing a number of charges after allegedly taking over a private residence with a hatchet Tuesday evening.

According to a news release issued by Whitehorse RCMP, on the evening of Dec. 22, police received a 911 call that two people were "making threats and taking over another person's private residence."

Police learned en route that one of the individuals was armed with a hatchet.

When they arrived at the residence, police said they had to force their way in, ultimately arresting two individuals. They then searched the residence and found a .32 calibre handgun.

Police then charged 47-year-old Rodney Bailey and 32-year-old Lateesha Wolki with several charges, including:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;

  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon;

  • Possession of a restricted weapon, with ammunition;

  • Weapons possession contrary to order;

  • Uttering threats;

  • Mischief; and

  • Breach of recognizance.

In the same news release, RCMP announced that Bailey was facing charges in relation to a Dec.16 incident in which he allegedly threatened a cab driver with an axe. Those charges include:

  • Assault with a weapon and uttering threats;

  • Being unlawfully at large; and

  • Obtaining transportation by fraud.

Both Bailey and Wolki are being held for a court appearance at Whitehorse's arrest processing unit, according to the release.