CJ 104 Crime of the Week

Sometime between Tuesday, Oct. 31, and Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, a residence break and enter occurred at 6097 Route 105 in Lower Brighton, N.B.  Extensive damage was done to the residence.  These criminal acts of vandalism create serious financial hardship to the homeowner.  If you have any information on this crime, contact Crime Stoppers.

Sometime between midnight and 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, a black and white 2009 Yamaha Warrior 750 ATV was stolen from a residential property on Houlton Road in Woodstock, N.B., near the bakery.  Criminals came onto the property and cut the locked chain that was securing the ATV.  If you have any information on this theft, contact Crime Stoppers.

WARNING:  Regional Law Enforcement reminds the public, driving dirt-bikes and other all terrain vehicles on streets, roads and non-approved trails is illegal unless approval has been granted by government authorities.  All organizations have maps of their trails that have this approval and it is the operator's responsibility to be aware of their respective trail location.  Some NB communities have approved routes to gain access for fuel, motels and restaurants.  Anyone found operating these types of vehicles in a reckless or illegal manner in non-authorized areas, or without proper licence, trail permit, registration and insurance including not wearing safety equipment, particularly helmets on side-by side ATV's, could face criminal charges under the Off Road Vehicle Act and Motor Vehicle Act of New Brunswick.  Charges can result in fines, vehicle seizure or loss of driving licence and privileges.  Illegal operation, stunting and dangerous driving is not welcome and is against the law.  Risk of injury to innocent citizens, pedestrians, other drivers and their vehicles and police increases due to the criminal actions of a few.  It is the objective of ALL off-road organizations to promote safety and improve the image of their sport.  The illegal actions and unacceptable behaviour of a few off-road drivers is disrespectful and taints the image of law abiding drivers.  The bad actions of a few often results in organizations failed attempts to get access to certain routes.  If you know of an off-road operator who is driving reckless and erratically, does not possess proper documentation and is demonstrating disrespect and impacting on the safety of walkers and other non-motorized users on the trails, contact Crime Stoppers.  You may be eligible for a cash award for your information.

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