PICTOU COUNTY – Local police say they’ve responded to multiple calls this week of snowmobilers travelling illegally.
Pictou County District RCMP stated in a press release that they have responded to snowmobiles traveling on public roadways and private property in the area of Brookville Road, McLellan's Brook Road and Kyle Lane and in some cases, private property has been damaged by the snowmobiles.
“RCMP are reminding off highway vehicle operators that it is a violation of the Off Highway Vehicles Act to operate a snowmobile or all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on a public roadway or private property,” the statement said. “Violators could be fined $399.91 for a first offence and up to $974.71 for a third or subsequent offence.”
Police stated that if you have information regarding the identity of the persons operating off highway vehicles on public roads, you can contact any RCMP office, Municipal Police Department, or Crime Stoppers Anonymously anytime at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by their Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.