Trail RCMP busy with enhanced school zone enforcement and scams

Enhanced school zone enforcement took place around the region last week, with Trail RCMP working with West Kootenay Traffic Services and the Integrated Road Safety Unit from Nelson.

The RCMP utilized marked and unmarked police vehicles, in-car radar, a hand-held laser unit, and observation to monitor and enforce speed limits, and while Police say most drivers were compliant, there were a few notable exceptions.

One driver was handed a 368-dollar fine for driving approximately 80 km's an hour in the Webster Elementary School Zone on Tuesday morning.

Two drivers received almost 2-hundred dollar speeding tickets for speeding between 21 and 40 km's over the limit, and 3 drivers received smaller fines for speeding up to 20 km's an hour over the speed limit over the course of the campaign.

The RCMP will continue its school zone traffic enforcement throughout the school year.

Meanwhile Trail RCMP are reporting several cases of fraud in the community.

Two were calls from suspects, claiming to represent either Revenue Services of BC, or Service Canada.

In one case the victim purchased 12-hundred dollars in Google Play gift cards and provided the unique serial numbers on the gift cards to the suspect over the phone, after being told she had outstanding debts to her account.

In the other case, the woman checked her account independently and found out it was a scam.

In another incident, a Warfield man was approached by an unknown person driving an Alberta license plate who offered to sell a gold chain and ring to him.

Fortunately the man was aware of a recent scam where a suspect pretends to be stranded while travelling and offers to sell "gold jewellery" to an unsuspecting victim at a discounted price.

The victim  then finds out the jewellery is worthless. 

Anyone with information on the vehicle or suspect is asked to call RCMP.