|Joint enforcement work from the RCMP and|
BC Conservation Office resulted in a range of warnings
and charges as part of their work over the May Long Weekend
Those feeling the weight of the long arm of the law over the May Long weekend have no one but themselves to blame, as members of the Terrace and Kitimat detachments of the RCMP followed through on a zero tolerance policy for the Northwest campgrounds and roadways.
As we noted on the blog last week, Mounties across the Northwest had outlined a plan for strict enforcement around the region over the long weekend and with a release today of some stats from their work, they clearly followed through on their previously announced plans.
The joint enforcement program for the RCMP and BC Conservation Officer Service provided for the following :
24 Liquor Act violation tickets and 8 warnings
7 eviction orders from campsites
3 Motor Vehicle Act Tickets
1 Prohibited drive arrest
1 Firearm ticket
13 Off Road Vehicle warnings
6 violations of the Wildlife Act
2 warnings for environmental management (open burning)
1 Federal Fisheries Act
1 seizure of Controlled Drugs and Substances
Boaters accounted for 2 tickets and 27 Warnings for violations of the Canada Shipping Act most of those related to Safety equipment issues
In addition to the above, 7 Northwest residents had their weekend plans change, with seven prisoners lodged in cells.
The work of enforcement officers through the weekend was judged to be a strong success by Terrace RCMP Staff Sergeant Michael Robinson, who noted that the proactive nature of their duties allowed them to stay ahead of any trouble situations.
"The weekend was considered to be very successful overall ... The enhanced presence allowed us to stay on top of problems, prevent them from getting worse, and provide families with a feeling of comfort knowing unsafe and irresponsible behaviour would not be tolerated around them."
With the first of the major summer weekends now in the rear view mirror, the Northwest detachments are making plans to continue on with their joint enforcement initiatives through the summer.
You can review more of the information release from Terrace here.
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