CJ104 Crime of the Week

WASTE DISPOSAL

Crime Stoppers and the Department of Natural Resources are asking the public for their help in resolving an on-going problem on Crown Lands.  Disposing of debris, garbage, construction material, appliances or vehicles on Crown Lands is an offence under the Crown Lands and Forests Act.  Any person convicted of this offence could be fined a minimum of $500 for the first offence, and may be ordered to restore the land to its original state.  This problem is not restricted to Crown Lands.  Numerous private land owners have also experienced an increase in this illegal activity. Disposing of debris can be harmful to wildlife and a risk for forest fires.  If near watercourses, it can become an environmental problem.  Help keep New Brunswick clean, and report those who litter.

Remember:  It is a criminal act to tamper with Election signs within the region.  This criminal act is a serious crime according to the law.  If you have any knowledge of a person(s) tampering or stealing election signs and you would like a cash award for your information, contact Crime Stoppers.

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