Rankin Inlet boy faces 39 charges in break-ins

A 14-year-old Rankin Inlet boy is accused of going on a crime spree from March to May in Rankin and Baker Lake, Nunavut.

14-year-old charged with offences in Rankin and Baker Lake

A 14-year-old Rankin Inlet boy has racked up 39 charges after a series of break and enters.

The boy appeared in court in Iqaluit yesterday. He cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  

It's alleged the teen went on a crime spree from March to May of this year.

He faces 32 charges in Rankin Inlet, most relating to break and enters, thefts and breaches of probation.  

He's accused of stealing cars, snowmobiles and goods from a local business, Kativik Ltd. He also allegedly tried to steal cash and alcohol from the Royal Canadian Legion in Rankin Inlet.

The boy was released on conditions and went to Baker Lake, where he was charged with seven more offences in May, including a break and enter at the First Canadian Foods store.

He is now in custody at the young offenders' facility in Iqaluit.

He will next appear in court on July 19.