RCMP busy chasing down ATVs 0
RCMP were kept busy recently collaring ATV joyriders in communities across the region.
Carman Area RCMP noted at least three incidents on Sunday, July 15 alone in their weekly report for July 9 to 15.
The first incident happened at 2:30 a.m. in Carman when officers were called about three or four quads that had been racing around the town for about an hour and a half.
The quads were doing stunts, driving around people who were out walking, and one was dragging two potted trees behind it.
Police investigated and came across three quads driving towards the police vehicle from the park. The drivers hit the brakes when they noticed the police vehicle, and one almost flipped over when the back end of the quad went high off the ground. The driver's then turned around and took off,. The investigation is continuing.
Then shortly after 2 p.m., RCMP received a complaint from a resident in Gretna about an ATV and a three wheeler driving on the streets with some riding double and not wearing helmets. Police patrolled and spoke to several young males about the incident and warned to wear helmets, drive directly to and from the trails and not drive erratically up and down the streets.
And an hour later, RCMP received a complaint of a quad in Roland with three young males on board and none wearing helmets. Police patrolled but the quad was not located.
In another incident, RCMP were called July 11 about a break-in and theft overnight at the Heartland Fresh Pak business in the RM of Stanley. About $3,000 of Dewalt tools were stolen including impact drivers, saws, batteries, a grinder and flashlight. It remains under investigation.
And on July 12, RCMP received a report of a vehicle fire on Highway 23 in the RM of Thompson. The vehicle was parked about 10 feet away from a building and was fully engulfed in flames. There were no injuries.
- Total calls - 69
- Break and Enter - 1
- Other Criminal Code offences - 14
- Federal statutes - 1
- Provincial statutes - 37
- Common activities - 14 (alarms, suspicious persons or vehicles, assist public and other agencies).
- Traffic collisions - 2
- Traffic violations - 5