Cops on bikes to hit Cowichan trails
RCMP on bikes will be one thing you'll see this spring and summer if you're out on the trails around the Cowichan Valley.
The police will be looking for people who disrespect the parks and property, such as the ones that recently vandalized the historic Kinsol Trestle.
Sgt. Jack MacNeil with the Duncan/North Cowichan detachment isn't impressed with that behaviour.
“That’s pretty disturbing, and really that’s what we call knuckle-dragger behaviour,” he said. “We take a pretty dim view of it.”
Metal bollards were found to be destroyed—those are posts blocking motorized vehicles from accessing the historic bridge.
There's no word yet on whether there are suspects in the vandalism case.
MacNeil said they’ll also be on the look out for violators, including people on quads and ATVs that tear up the trails.
“The big complaints that we’re receiving is that of motorized vehicles on the trails, as well as people dumping garbage and things of that nature.”
Several RCMP members are trained for bike patrol and they will be out on the trail system this summer.
If you're on the trails and notice disrespectful or criminal behaviour, MacNeil urges you to call the RCMP right away -- don't wait until you get home because it's then more difficult to find the culprits.
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