A member of Cumberland District RCMP was on patrol on McGee St. in Springhill on July 17, near 9 p.m., when they noticed an ATV driving on the road. The ATV was towing a trailer, and there were two children on the ATV, one in front of the driver and one behind him. Both children were wearing bicycle helmets, while the driver was wearing what appeared to be a more appropriate helmet. The RCMP officer attempted a traffic stop with the ATV, and the driver did not stop for police. It continued to drive away, leaving the road and into a field area next to Harrison Avenue. The RCMP officer did not pursue the ATV.
Cumberland District RCMP is asking for the public to assist in identifying this driver. Police are concerned about the dangerous manner in which the ATV was being operated, and the fact that two children were on the ATV with the driver, and were not wearing appropriate safety equipment.
Furthermore, Cumberland RCMP are asking anyone with information on this type of incident to come forward to their local RCMP detachment or police or contacting the Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca. Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 -$2000
Source: Media Release