CRIME OF THE week
Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in resolving an ongoing problem of people damaging
watercourses with motorized vehicles.
A watercourse is any body of water that includes the bed, banks, sides and shoreline of any river, creek, stream, spring, brook, lake, pond, reservoir or canal. It is an offence under the Trespass Act of New Brunswick to operate motorized
vehicles in any watercourse. Anyone convicted of this offence could be fined anywhere between $240 and $5,200 for the first offence, and they could have their motorized vehicle seized. It is illegal to operate motorized vehicles in environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands and sand dunes.